Tom Hardy lookalike says he gets marriage proposals every day – but is still single


Since creating TikTok videos, Keify Bankhead claims the resemblance is constantly brought to his attention and he is bombarded with comments pointing it out

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A bloke who is constantly mistaken for Tom Hardy claims he receives flattering messages and even marriage proposals from gushing women every day, but admits he’s still single.

Keify Bankhead said that a friend first compared him to the Hollywood heart-throb around seven years ago.

Since he started creating TikTok videos, he claims the resemblance is constantly brought to his attention and he is bombarded with comments pointing it out.

The 34-year-old claims people have been forced to do a double-take after thinking they had stumbled across the real Tom Hardy’s account, and he’s been told he could be that star’s stunt double.

The civil servant claims he’s even been inundated with messages from women who have said he’s their “dream man” – with some even offering to pay for his transport to meet them across the globe.

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Keify Bankhead, who claims he’s constantly compared to actor Tom Hardy
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Despite never having so much female attention in his life, the modest dad-of-one said he only sees a ‘slight resemblance’ to the actor.

Despite this, he admits that the comparison is certainly a ‘confidence boost’.

Keify, of Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, said: “I’ve been inundated with messages about my resemblance to Tom Hardy from women, and men actually.

“I get hundreds of messages a day from different women [since making TikTok].

“My inbox is a little crazy. I’ve had people wanting me to fly around the world saying ‘get a flight to Canada and I’ll marry you’ or ‘I’ll pay for your train tickets to Berlin’ or whatever.

“Women have said that they want to marry me basically. I’ve never had so much attention in my entire life. One of them said ‘how does it feel looking like my dream man?’.

Keify said he had ‘never had so much attention’ in his ‘entire life’
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Keify Bankhead said that a friend first compared him to the Hollywood heart-throb around seven years
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“Tom Hardy is like my man crush anyway. There’s definitely worse things that could be said about you when someone’s comparing you to someone that looks like that, it’s quite flattering, although not quite believable.”

Keify said that receiving so much attention is “very new”. The comments began when he uploaded his first TikTok video, which wasn’t Tom Hardy related, he said.

Keify said there was a “pattern emerging”.

“The women tend to be very much on board with it and it’s usually the men or the people without profile pictures, the trolls, that are like ‘you look nothing like him’. There’s not really many women that say I don’t, which I find quite funny.

Keify said the comments began when he uploaded his first TikTok video, which wasn’t even Tom Hardy related
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“I really did not expect that video to go as viral as it did. I see a slight resemblance but I’m just doing it because of the comments. I genuinely don’t believe that I do look like him, although I’m going with it.

“It’s made my self esteem higher than it’s ever been to be honest because I’ve had a confidence crisis over the last couple of years.

“There was a surprising amount of straight men that had commented saying ‘I’m not even gay but I would’, things like that made me laugh.

“But then on the other hand people say that I look nothing like him, so it’s 50/50 at this point. Someone said ‘Tom Hardly’ that made me laugh.”

Keify said he’sbeen told he could be the star’s stunt double
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The 34-year-old suspects it’s his browline and forehead which leads people to make the comparison, while others have said it’s his lips that make him look like the Inception star.

Keify said: “Years ago one of my friends uploaded a photo saying ‘is it just me or does Keify look like Tom Hardy?’ That kind of was the first time that anybody ever said it.

“I was speaking to people in person and they were like ‘I didn’t realise, but you definitely do look like him’.

On his earlier TikToks, Keify said he never posted any Tom Hardy content, but the videos still prompted comparisons to the star.

“Everyone was like ‘oh my God, I thought it was Tom for a second’ or ‘I had to take a second glance and check this wasn’t his private account’.

“Or ‘I didn’t know Tom Hardy had TikTok’, ‘oh my God there’s two of them?’ ‘Are you his brother?’ and ‘you look like a younger Tom Hardy’ – pretty much that over and over again.

“People say I should get a job being his stunt double and that I look exactly like him. They’ve also asked if we’ve got the same parents or ask how I can be 34 if Tom Hardy’s my dad.”

The doting dad said he’s received an ‘overwhelming’ response to his videos – with one amassing more than 283,700 likes, comments and shares.

Daniellehalliday5 commented: “To think we were lucky enough to be blessed with one Tom Hardy, when we actually have two.”

Luke said: “Great, now I’m pregnant. Cheers.”

Penny Brewster remarked: “There’s a picture of him you look identical to.”

Lou Lou added: “Better looking than Tom Hardy IMO.”

Hasmik Asatryan said: “Who else thought that it’s actually Tom Hardy and double checked the name lol?”

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