A HOLLYWOOD star has revealed that his family loves Barry Island - particularly the arcades.

44-year-old actor, Tom Hardy, turned heads earlier this year when he was spotted enjoying a weekend with his family at Barry Island.

Photos shared on social media showed him at Barry Island Pleasure Park and the celebrity has now revealed their passion for the penny drop slot machines.

Barry And District News: Tom Hardy visits Barry Island (Picture: Barry Island Pleasure Park/Facebook)

Speaking on Zoe Ball's Breakfast Show on Radio 2 on Friday (October 8) he revealed that his weekend at Barry Island was unrelated to filming of upcoming Netflix crime drama Havoc.

Tom Hardy said: “Me being at Barry Island has nothing to do with filming Havoc.

“Havoc is a cop thriller set on the east coast of American and Barry Island is a legitimate fun festival of pleasure, a pleasure centre, and my children love it. And they love the two penny drop slots.”

The father-of-three also joked about looking like "an old lady at the Vegas slots" and said he had to tell his 13-year-old not to bang the side of the machines to make money fall out though “I must have done that as a kid".


Although the A-listers adventures in Barry Island were not related to filming Havoc, in which Hardy plays "a bruised detective" it explains why he was in the area, with the Netflix show due to air in 2022.

The busy actor also spoke to Zoe Ball about upcoming film Venom: Let There Be Carnage which is due for release on October 15.

Hardy, who plays Eddie Brock and Venom, expressed hope that there will be a third Venom film to follow and admitted he is a “huge fan” of co-star Woody Harrelson who plays Cletus Kasady in Venom: Let There Be Carnage.

“He is one of the most talented, kind, fun, brilliant, artists I’ve come across,” said Tom Hardy.