On Instagram, the Venom star shared a number of photos and videos of himself taking on other enthusiasts in a medieval-themed brawl.
The immersive festival features a jousting competition, royal banquet and displays of medieval weaponry like cannons and archery.
“Enter the magical Kingdom of Loxwood where you will be transported back to Medieval England to interact with the townsfolk and even rub shoulders with royalty,” the event’s description reads.
“This might have happened today… Random day out in the English countryside nipping to the shops,” Hardy shared on his Instagram Story on Sunday (13 August).
Photos showed the actor in full chainmail and armour, armed with a sword and shield as he engaged in battle.
He joked: “Thanks for the beatings,” adding in another Story: “Not quite BJJ [Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu] but not bad either.”
Another duellist shared a group photo with the actor on Instagram, writing: “Did a thing, hit people, ate ice cream, got a pic with Tom Hardy, [average] day [to be honest].”
Hardy made another surprising public outing last year at the 2022 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Championship in Milton Keynes – which he won.
The Peaky Blinders star reportedly “secretly arranged” to participate in the competition at the Oakgrove School.
In an Instagram post, the actor revealed he participated in the championship as a part of global nonprofit organisation REORG.
“It is an honour to be able to represent the charity and my team REORG and the great work they do supporting the mental health and well-being of veterans of service, military, and first responders through the therapeutic benefits of Jiu Jitsu and fitness training.”
The Venom star also spoke about the benefits of jiu-jitsu and what it means to him.
“Simple training, for me (as a hobby and a private love ) has been fundamentally key to further develop a deeper sense of inner resilience, calm and well being,” he said. “I can’t stress the importance it has had and the impact on my life and my fellow teammates.”
He began training with REORG to prepare for his 2011 film Warrior and holds a blue belt.
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