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Exclusive video: Tom Hardy talks Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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In the exclusive video that you can watch above, Tom Hardy says that Michael Fassbender was the first choice for his role in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy .

The British actor plays Ricki Tarr, a British agent who inadvertently uncovers a conspiracy that goes right to the top of ‘The Circus’ (British Intelligence).

In the interview, Hardy summarises his role in the film’s dense plot and gives some insight into his character, and he also admits that he wasn’t always the frontrunner to play Tarr.

On the subject of whether he was first choice for his role, Hardy said: “That’s not true with me, is it? Michael Fassbender was his first choice, I think.”

Get watching the full interview now.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
is out on DVD and Blu-ray now.

Read Total Film ’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy review .

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.