Tom Hardy with two excited Boots workers. Picture: INCIDENTS ON COUNTY DURHAM AND TEESSIDE <i>(Image: Picture: INCIDENTS ON COUNTY DURHAM AND TEESSIDE)</i>

Tom Hardy with two excited Boots workers. Picture: INCIDENTS ON COUNTY DURHAM AND TEESSIDE (Image: Picture: INCIDENTS ON COUNTY DURHAM AND TEESSIDE)

Actor Tom Hardy has sent fans into a frenzy after the Hollywood star was spotted across the North East during the festive period.

As many people have been spending time with family over Christmas, it seems like the Legend, Peaky Blinders, and Venom star is no different after numerous people saw the actor milling around Teesside on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day.

As people were doing their pre-Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve and post-Christmas relaxation on Boxing Day, several people were lucky enough to bump into the star on their travels and have got the photo to prove it.

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The actor was first spotted on Christmas Eve in the Smyths Toy Superstore on Portrack Lane in Stockton – which saw a select few talk to him and get a snap with the A-lister.

This was then followed up on Boxing Day when two lucky Boots workers were pictured with Tom in Teesside Park.

Wearing a cap on both occasions, maybe Tom was hoping to avoid the limelight – but on both occasions, his big grin suggested that he was more than happy to speak to fans and have a picture with them.

The Northern Echo: Tom Hardy and Danny Appleby at a Jiu-Jitsu tournament. Picture: DANNY APPLEBY

The Northern Echo: Tom Hardy and Danny Appleby at a Jiu-Jitsu tournament. Picture: DANNY APPLEBY

Tom Hardy and Danny Appleby at a Jiu-Jitsu tournament. Picture: DANNY APPLEBY (Image: NORTHERN ECHO)

This isn’t the first time the Peaky Blinders star has been spotted in our region as he has family ties in Teesside.

His wife, actress Charlotte Riley, comes from Thorpe Thewles near Stockton where she attended Teesside High School.

However, his grandad was also born in the area.

There are plenty of examples of where Tom has had time for people of Teesside while he’s been on his travels.

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Ormesby man Danny Appleby was stunned in August this year when he attended a Jiu-Jitsu tournament and discovered he would be fighting the actor.

Tom was also spotted locally last Christmas making a visit to Saltburn Mini Golf for a coffee on the lower promenade.

The actor as also previously been spotted on a night out in Yarm, after going for a drink at the popular Black Bull pub in 2018.

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