Actor Tom Hardy reportedly injured his ankle while filming a fight scene for his new movie Legend.

According to The Sun newspaper, the 36-year-old star, who portrays notorious gangsters Ronnie and Reggie Kray in the crime thriller, was rushed to hospital for X-rays after hurting himself on set.

A source said: ''Tom went over on it pretty hard. He's a tough guy but you could tell he was in pain. They didn't take any chances and carted him off to hospital for an X-ray.''

Legend is slated to hit cinemas in 2015.