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Tom Hardy would have been a great Royal Marine if he had not made it as an actor, according to a commander who put the Mad Max star through his paces.

The 37-year-old actor was at RM Condor in Arbroath, Scotland, this week to train with 45 Commando Royal Marines. Hardy, who has been praised for his performance as both Kray twins in the soon-to-be-released film Legend, was visiting the site as part of his role as an honorary member of the Royal Marines Corps. He took part in a series of physical challenges in the tough Barry Buddon training area and was given a demonstration of the weapons systems used by 45 Commando. The first full-length trailer for Kray Twins film Legend looks every bit as thrilling as the hype surrounding the movie suggested.

Starring Tom Hardy as Ronald and Reginald Kray, the film follows the real-life story of the two brothers operating an organised crime ring in London in the swinging sixties. Helmed by Oscar-winning LA Confidential director Brian Helgeland, the film gives a chilling insight into the relationship between the twins, who were both sentenced to life imprisonment. In the trailer, Ronnie is portrayed as a social outsider with deep commitment to his brother, at one point telling Reggie’s wife: “My loyalty to my brother is how I measure myself.”