DI Alec Hardy
Alec Hardy
Series 1, 2, 3
Appeared in 24 episodes
Status Alive
Age 47 (Born Oct. 16, 1969)
Occupation Detective Inspector, Wessex Police
Location Broadchurch
Family Daisy Hardy - Daughter

Tess Henchard - Ex-wife

Actor David Tennant

Detective Inspector Alec Hardy led the Wessex Police investigation into the murder of Danny Latimer. 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.


Series 1 Series 2 Series 3

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