“The Dark Knight Rises” marks the conclusion of the Batman trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan. The success of the film owes a lot to the antagonist Bane, played by Tom Hardy. The latter has also just revealed how he created the fat and disturbing voice of this iconic character from DC Comics.
The Dark Knight Rises : an impressive conclusion
In 2012, after Batman Begins and The dark knight, Christopher Nolan and the Warner gave fans the grand conclusion to this cult trilogy. Entitled The Dark Knight Rises, the feature film came to bring an end to the saga of the Dark Knight, still embodied by Christian Bale. The film turned out to be a lesser critical success than The dark knight, but largely convinced the fans. Indeed, The Dark Knight Rises reported more than $ 1 billion in box office revenue.
Along with Christopher Nolan’s ever-impressive mastery, the film also owes a lot to the unforgettable performance of Tom Hardy as Bane. This cult comic book antagonist of Batman was brought to life in this latest installment of The Dark Knight. The actor also exhibited an unforgettable muscular performance. In addition to his titanic build, Bane also made an impression thanks to the very particular intonation of his voice.. Tom Hardy created an impacting rugged voice, which has teased the ears of millions of fans. The actor has indeed forged a metallic tone of voice, disembodied, tinged with a unique accent imagined from any room.
Tom Hardy explains the origins of this voice
In a recent interview with Wired for the promotion of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Tom Hardy returned to his portrayal of Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. He notably explained the origins of his voice:
Bane is a character who has Latin origins, which I am not. So I did some research and found a man called Bartley Gorman, who is from the Roma community. He is called “the king of the Gypsies”. He is a boxer and he fights with his bare hands.
Tom Hardy then imbibed the accent of this little-known fighter to build Bane’s voice:
I thought it was awesome. I showed it to Christopher Nolan. I told him we could either follow a Darth Vader style lead, a neutral villain tone, or we could try that. I had considered this possibility, just in case we needed to consider Bane’s roots and origins. Christopher Nolan replied that we were going to go in that direction. We had fun with that accent, made it a little smoother, and now people love it.
Bartley Gorman was a Welsh boxer born in 1944 and died in 2002. Between 1972 and 1992, he reigns supreme in the world of illegal gypsy boxing. During these years he fought in a mine shaft, in a quarry, in horse fairs, in campsites, in bars and clubs and in the street where he built a solid reputation. He even won the title of champion of Bareknuckle of Great Britain and Ireland, after defeating his rival Jack Fletcher. If you want to know more about this gentleman, he wrote, together with Peter Walsh, an autobiography entitled King of the Gypsies. In 1995, Shane Meadows filmed an eponymous documentary. Then, in 1999, the comedy A Room for Romeo Brass featured comedian Paddy Considine as Bartley Gorman.
Tom Hardy will be back as Venom next October 20 in French cinemas: