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Tom Hardy: Bill Sikes In Oliver Twist

Tom put his own spin on Bill Sikes in the BBC adaptation of Oliver Twist, telling the Sunday Times: “In previous versions, there has been a kind of hamminess to Sikes. He has been played as a towering rock of emotionless violence. Oliver Reed’s portrayal, magnificent as it was, showed him as a Neanderthal beast, and you did wonder what Nancy was doing with him. In Sarah’s script she sees much more tenderness in the relationship. In the end, he kills Nancy, but he is haunted to his own grave by her death.”