Clive Owen

The magnetic Tom Hardy anchors the darkly compelling 'Taboo'

The magnetic Tom Hardy anchors the darkly compelling 'Taboo'

A savage. A ghost. A madman.

No one quite knows what to make of James Delaney (Tom Hardy) when he returns to England, seemingly from the dead after going down in a slave ship nearly a decade ago off the Gold Coast of Africa.

One thing is for sure: He’s not the same young man who in left London in 1804 as an “exceptional” corporal in East India Trading Co. He’s now brooding, disturbed and occasionally mumbles in a Native American dialect that scares the xenophobic population of Regency-period London.

Unraveling the mystery behind his disappearance — which involves the horrors of the slave trade, hidden family secrets and corporate corruption...

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