TDKR: Tom Hardy Reveals That Bane's Accent Is Based On "The King of the Gypsies"

TDKR: Tom Hardy Reveals That Bane's Accent Is Based On "The King of the Gypsies"

Have you been wondering exactly what is going on with Tom Hardy's accent in The Dark Knight Rises? Well, the actor reveals that it's based on Romani gypsy, Bartley Gorman; a bare knuckle fighter who was known as "King of the Gypsies".

Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Tom Hardy has finally revealed where his inspiration for Bane's accent in The Dark Knight Rises came from. For those of you who may not know, Bartley Gorman (1944 - 2002) was an Irish Traveller who was the undefeated Bare-knuckle boxing champion of the United Kingdom and Ireland, often referred to as the, "King of the Gypsies". He tells the site, "The choice of the accent is actually a man called Bartley Gorman, who was a bare knuckle fighter. A Romani gypsy. Which I wanted to underpin the Latin, but a Romani Latin opposed to Latino. His particular accent is very specific, which was a gypsy accent. So that's why it was difficult to understand. But once you tune into it, you get it. I hope." Make sure to watch the interview for more of Hardy's thoughts on his role in Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated finale to his Batman franchise.

Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ "The Dark Knight Rises" is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster "The Dark Knight." The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.


Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Michael Caine as Alfred
Gary Oldman as Commissioner Jim Gordon
Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox
Tom Hardy as Bane
Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake
Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate
Josh Pence as Ra's Al Ghul

RELEASE DATE: July 20th, 2012

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Josh Wilding
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Filed Under "Batman" 7/17/2012 Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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