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"I dropped a bomb. I was talking with Chris Nolan and said, ‘I have a voice for Bane.’ He said, ‘Okay.’ I said, ‘It’s based on something I saw on YouTube.’ He said, ‘Okay.’ I said, ‘It’s the voice of a Romany bare-knuckle fighter named Bartley Gorman.’ He said, ‘Okay.’ And then I did the voice."
He never had to try anything else. “At first, I responded with a great deal of trepidation, because like everything else that comes from Tom, it’s off the beaten track,” says Christopher Nolan. “Then I became massively excited, because when you work with a great actor—and Tom is one of the greatest—you start to understand that they’ve found something. It just becomes part of the character. It’s something that you’re never going to be able to take away from the character. It’s not really a matter of having an opinion about it—it just is. Okay, that’s Bane.”
— Excerpt of Tom Hardy interview in the May issue of Esquire magazine
BBC Three Jonah From Tonga synopsis:
Chris Lilley’s brand-new series Jonah From Tonga takes us on an adventurous journey into the life of 14-year-old rebellious schoolboy Jonah Takalua, his family, friends and the crew of teachers and counsellors who are exhaustively trying to help him channel his seemingly limitless energy into bigger and brighter things.
Last seen being expelled from Summer Heights High, Jonah has been banished to Tonga to live with his uncle after misbehaviour at school, and is causing more trouble than ever. His father, Rocky, and Aunty Grace take him back to Sydney, Australia to start a new life at a Catholic High School.
Six weeks later, and Jonah is the leader of his new Year 9 gang ‘Fobba-liscious’ who defend their turf against their enemies ‘The Rangas’ and Jonah’s arch nemesis Graydon, the School Captain. The boys attend Lazarus House for learning difficulty students run by Mr Joseph, a vocational-based programme where he uses violence and unorthodox methods to control the class.
Jonah and ‘Fobba-liscious’ allegedly dominate the school as they partake in break dancing, graffiti and flirting with teachers. After school, Jonah reveals he’s been in trouble with the law and loiters with local Polynesian gang ‘The Soldierz’. But at home, despite the loss of his mother at a young age, Jonah’s supportive family believe his future looks bright.