Tom Hardy collects CBE from Buckingham Palace

The actor was recognised for his services to drama

Tom Hardy has been made a CBE by Prince Charles in a ceremony held at Buckingham Palace.

The actor was announced as one of the recipients of the Queen’s birthday honours in June, with him being recognised for his services for drama.

Hardy collected his medal earlier today (November 16) from the Prince Of Wales. He reportedly declined to speak to the media outside the ceremony.

The star began his career in 2001 when he appeared in the HBO miniseries Band Of Brothers. He has since appeared in numerous films and TV shows including Marie Antoinette, Bronson, The Dark Knight Rises, Peaky Blinders, Mad Max: Fury Road, Legend, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and most recently, Marvel‘s Venom.

He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 88th Academy Awards in 2016 for his part in The Revenant. The award was eventually won by Mark Rylance for his role in Bridge Of Spies.

Hardy became an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust in 2010 and is a close friend of Prince Harry. He attended his wedding to Meghan Markle earlier this year.

In August, the actor said in an interview that he had “kind of had enough” of acting and wanted to “go on with [his] life.”

“You’ve summited Everest,” he said of how turning 40 last year had changed his perspective on his career. “It’s a miracle that you’ve made it anywhere near the fucking mountain, let alone climbed it. Do you want to go all the way back and do it again? Or do you want to get off the mountain and go fucking find a beach?”

He continued: “What is it that draws you to the craft? At this age, I don’t know anymore. I’ve kind of had enough. If I’m being brutally honest, I want to go on with my life.”