|Series||1, 2, 3|
|Appeared in||24 episodes|
|Age||49 (Born Oct. 16, 1969)|
|Occupation|| Detective Inspector, Wessex Police (formerly South Mercia Constabulary)|
Training Officer (formerly)
|Family|| Daisy Hardy (daughter)|
Tess Henchard (ex-wife)
He is a man with a plan and has an aim meaning pain.
In series 1, he led the investigation into the murder of Danny Latimer, having just arrived at Broadchurch. He also took the blame for a case failing previously in Sandbrook because key evidence was stolen from the car of his wife (Tess Henchard). He is known to suffer from severe heart arrhythmia, of which he did not inform his superiors, until which Ellie Miller became aware and referred him to the Chief Medical Officer. Recently a pacemaker was successfully implanted and his health has improved. He has had an up and down friendship with his colleague DS Ellie Miller, whom he recruited to help him solve the Sandbrook case.
Between series 2 and 3, Hardy tries unsuccessfully to reunite his family in Sandbrook. After Daisy gets in trouble and starts fighting with Tess, Hardy moves back to Broadchurch, bringing Daisy with him. He admits to her that he knows he's meant to live there.
Hardy and Miller are investigating the sexual assault of Trish Winterman at Axehampton during Cath Atwoods 50th birthday party.
|Series 1||Series 2||Series 3|