When you think of Tom Hardy, you probably think of his intense roles in The RevenantMad Max: Fury Road, or Bane from The Dark Knight Rises, or any other of his amazing performances because let's face it, the dude is one talented-as-hell performer.

But it turns out that Hardy isn't just a jack-of-all-trades character actor, he can also give a darn good reading of a children's book. Which is exactly what he did when he made an appearance on the British children's show, CBeebies.

The show regularly gets a helping hand from celebrities to read bedtime stories to its preschool audience.


Hardy read You Must Bring a Hat by Simon Philip and Kate Hindley and his performance is spell-binding.

Now admittedly, my man/artist crush on Tom Hardy could very well be why I find his reading so compelling. But, and I'm trying to be objective here, am I wrong in saying that he did an absolutely awesome job of reading this? I was engaged the whole time and it's a children's book.