Tom Hardy was pictured visiting a London gym on Friday amid the nationwide lockdown.
The actor, 43, made a low-key visit in a black tracksuit and backpack to Elevate Martial Arts in Richmond, which is closed to the public.
It has been said the star’s visit was for ‘work purposes’, which included filming ‘social distanced instructionals’ for the gym’s online platform.
Outing: Tom Hardy was seen leaving a closed gym in London while carrying a martial arts backpack on Friday
Tom looked relaxed as he stepped out of the gym building and walked down the rear staircase.
He held his phone in one hand and paused to send a text before getting to his car and putting down his black Jiu-Jitsu bag.
The front entrance of the gym was closed during the day, with a sign on the bottom of the window reading: ‘Closed, but still awesome.’
Several other logos could also be seen on the door including Richmond Fitness and Studio K.
Sporty look: The actor, 43, cut as casual figure in a black tracksuit as he left Elevate Martial Arts in Richmond and headed to his car
Heading home: Tom looked relaxed as he stepped out of the gym building and walked down a rear staircase
The actor is an investor in Elevate Martial Arts, and a spokeswoman for Tom told MailOnline that he was visiting the site for ‘work purposes’.
He was said to be filming ‘social distanced instructionals within a COVID safe environment for Elevate’s forthcoming online support platform’.
Richmond Fitness Club is also a base for The REORG Jiu Jitsu Foundation, which is in association with The Royal Marines Charity.
Tom has often been seen working with the charity, of which he is a trustee, and features on their website as well as social media pages.
Investor: A spokeswomen for Tom said that the actor is an investor in Elevate Martial Arts, which is currently closed amid the third national Covid-19 lockdown
Packing up: He held onto his phone in one hand and paused to type before getting to his car and putting down his black Jiu-Jitsu bag which had white writing on the sides
Tom’s spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Tom is an investor in Elevate Martial Arts and Strength, and was on site for work purposes relating to the business, which included preparations for filming socially distanced instructionals within a COVID safe environment for Elevate’s forthcoming online support platform.
‘He was also dropping off items for the charity REORG (where he’s a Trustee) – as the gym also serves as the London-based hub for the organisation.
‘All COVID guidelines were meticulously followed. The gym, as well as all in-person services, are closed.’
Lockdown closure: The front entrance of the gym was closed during the day, with a sign on the bottom of the window reading: ‘Closed, but still awesome’
Spraying: While standing by the vehicle, Tom appeared to casually spray something in a red can on his neck
A spokeswoman for Tom added to The Sun that the visit was ‘one hundred per cent work related’.
An onlooker told the publication: ‘You see him quite a lot around here, and it is well-known that he is a regular at the gym.’
Gyms across the UK were forced to close at the beginning of January amid the third nationwide Covid-19 lockdown.
Government guidelines state: ‘Indoor gyms and sports facilities will remain closed. Outdoor sports facilities must also close.’
Tom, who is married to Charlotte Riley, lives nearby Richmond’s Elevate Martial Arts in a £3.4million mansion.
The Legend star has been married to actress Charlotte since 2014, and they share two children together.
Later this year, Tom is set to begin work on a big-screen adaptation of the Vietnam War novel The Things They Carried.
Work: The actor is an investor in Elevate Martial Arts, and a spokeswoman for Tom told MailOnline that he was visiting the site for ‘work purposes’
According to Deadline, Tom will star alongside Saturday Night Live alum Pete Davidson, as well as Tye Sheridan (Ready Player One), Bill Skarsgard (IT), Moises Arias (The King of Staten Island) and Angus Cloud (Euphoria).
The book was written by Tim O’Brien, largely based on his own experiences as a soldier in the Vietnam War in the 23rd Infantry Division.
It’s told through several separate stories about the men of the fictional Alpha Company, as they traverse from village to village as they struggle to come to grips with why they’re all there in the first place.
Production was reported as being eyed to start in early 2021 in Thailand, though there is no indication when it may be released yet.
Filming: He was said to be filming ‘social distanced instructionals within a COVID safe environment for Elevate’s forthcoming online support platform’
Links: Richmond Fitness Club is also a London base for The REORG Jiu Jitsu Foundation, which Tom is a trustee for
Rupert Sanders (Ghost in the Shell) directs from an adapted screenplay by Scott B. Smith (A Simple Plan), with Tom also producing with his Hardy Son & Baker partner Dean Baker, alongside David Zander, who had optioned the book.
‘Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried is his seminal masterwork – a raw, unflinching, and emotionally truthful literary experience filtered through a kaleidoscope of memory that’s impossible not to be profoundly moved by,’ said HSB’s Hardy and Baker in a joint statement.
‘We are all deeply passionate about and honoured to have the good fortune of working alongside Tim in bringing his vital classic to screen – and together with our incredible cast, Rupert, Scott, and David – we look forward to creating what we feel will be an important film,’ the statement concluded.
Director Sanders added that the book ‘is a beautifully crafted work and one of the most viscerally evocative books I have ever read’.
Mr and Mrs: Tom, who is married to Charlotte Riley, lives nearby Richmond’s Elevate Martial Arts in a £3.4million mansion (pictured in 2017)