Tom Hardy Celebrated His 40th Birthday With An MMA Match

Thankfully for everyone the actor remained on the sidelines

How do you celebrate your 40th birthday when you're one of Britain's most exciting, unconventional (and, at times, difficult to understand) actors?

Obviously you call up your best pal Leonardo DiCaprio and take the yacht out, right? Well, maybe not.

If you're Tom Hardy (and we wish we were) you take your equally talented wife, and Peaky Blinders co-star Charlotte Riley to erm, Wembley Arena to watch a reality TV star beat someone up.

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Hardy made an unexpected appearance to watch Geordie Shore's Aaron Chalmers compete in the BAMMA 31 on Friday night.

Thompson was triumphant too, winning by knockout in just 30 seconds – calling to mind Hardy's brutal on-screen octagon exploits in slept-on 2011 MMA epic Warrior.

And, in line with his evening plans, Hardy kept his outfit low-key too by pairing a black hoodie with a baseball cap and jeans.

Maybe next time, Leo.