Broadchurch - Full Cast

Broadchurch – Series 1 – Full Cast

  • Character: DI Alec Hardy
  • First Aired: Series 1, Episode 1 – 4th March 2013; Series 2, Episode 1 – 5th January 2015
  • Channel: ITV (Series 1, 8 episodes; Series 2, 8 episodes)
  • Production Company: Kudos TV (A Shine Group Company), Imaginary Friends
  • Writer: Chris Chibnall
  • Script Editor: Sam Hoyle
  • Series 1 Directors:
    • James Strong (Ep: 1,2, 7 & 8)
    • Euros Lyn (Ep: 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • Series 2 Directors:
    • James Strong (Ep: 1 & 2)
    • Jessica Hobbs, Jonathan Teplitzky, Mike Barker
  • Producer: Richard Stokes
  • Line Producer: Series 1: Catrin Lewis Defis; Series 2: Chris Ballantyne
  • Director of Photography: Series 1: Matt Gray; Series 2: John Conroy
  • Production Designer: S1: Catrin Meredydd; S2: Simon Rogers
  • Make Up and Hair Design: Jo Williams
  • Costume: Ray Holman
  • Editors:
    • Series 1: Mike Jones, Tim Porter, Serkan Nihat
    • Series 2: Mike  Jones, Ben Lester, Dom Strevens, Helen Chapman
  • Composer: Ólafur Arnalds
  • Casting Directors: Victor Jenkins, Kelly Valentine
  • Costume: Ray Holman
  • Executive Producers: Jane Featherstone, Chris Chibnall

Broadchurch is a two-series programme created, produced and written by Chris Chibnall (Torchwood, United, Law and Order UK, The Great Train Robbery). Series 1 of the show explores what happens to a small community in Dorset when it suddenly becomes the focus of a police investigation, following the tragic and mysterious death of an eleven-year-old boy under the glare of the media spotlight. At this time, the plot of Series 2 is unknown.

Both Series 1 and 2 star David Tennant and Olivia Coleman as DI Alec Hardy and DS Ellie Miller. Alex Hardy is an out-of-town police detective who moved to Broadchuch in Series 1 to escape the mistakes made in his previous case. Ellie Miller is a local police detective who believes that the promotion should have been hers. Also included in the drama are the village vicar Paul Coates (Arthur Darvill), the murdered boys parents Mark and Beth Latimer (Andrew Buchan and Jodie Whittaker), Broadchurch Echo reporters Olly Stevens (Jonathan Bailey) and Maggie Radcliffe (Carolyn Pickles).

The plot details for Series 2 are keep tightly under wraps. At this time, little is known on the new series.

Jane Featherstone, executive producer and chief executive of Kudos says: “We were so thrilled by the audience’s response to the first series and so it was our job to make sure that the second series offers something equally compelling and emotional, but we also felt it was important that it was in some ways unexpected and surprising and I think and hope that’s what the amazing team of brilliant people who make this show have achieved, with the unflinching support of ITV.”

Steve  November,  ITV  Director of  drama said: “It  was  hard  to  imagine  how  we  could  follow Broadchurch with  anything  half  as  enthralling, surprising  and  original,  but  Chris   Chibnall,  Jane Featherstone,  all  the  team  at  Kudos  and  the  amazing  cast  have  done  it!  In  series two,  Chris’s  scripts  deliver  riveting  stories  and  heart­‐breaking  emotion,  the  performances  from old cast  and  new  are genuinely  peerless  and  the  direction  from  James  Strong,  Jessica  Hobbs,  Jonathan  Teplitzky  and  Mike  Barker  is  by  turns  cinematic and intimate.  We  are  immensely proud  of  the  new  series  and  very  grateful  to  everyone involved.”

Currently, Broadchurch Series 1 has been seen in over 135 territories across the world including: US,  Canada, Australia,  Africa,  Russia, Brazil,  France, Germany, the  Netherlands  and  China.

Broadchurch is executive  produced  by  Chris  Chibnall  (The  Great  Train  Robbery,  Torchwood) for  Imaginary  Friends  and  Jane  Featherstone (Utopia, The Hour,  Spooks)  on  behalf  of  Kudos, a Shine  Group  company.    The  Producer  is  Richard  Stokes  (Silk,  Law  & Order:  UK)  who  also produced  the  first series. James  Strong,  who  directed  five episodes  of the  first  series, directs episodes  one  and  two  of this series.


  • ITV’s  highest  rated  drama  of  2013
    • The  season  1  finale  was  watched  by  over  10  million  and consistently  delivered  in  excess of  9  million  in primetime.
  • Broadchurch is  a multi-award  winning  drama  including  four  BAFTA awards, two  RTS  awards and  the  prestigious  international  Peabody.
  • Broadchurch was  the  UK’s  highest  rated  new  launch  of  2013.
  • ITV’s  most  tweeted about  drama  series  since  records  began:  470,000 tweets.
  • Over  the  final  episode  260,000  tweets  were  sent,  peaking  at  8,942 per  minute.
  • In  France, Broadchurch delivered  an  audience  of  7.3  million  viewers and  a  27.5%  market share, exceeding France2’s slot  average  by  +64%.
  • In  Spain, Broadchurch launched  with  a  debut  audience  of  3  million viewers  and  a  18.6% market  share, +41%  higher  than Antena  3’s primetime  average.
  • In  Sweden, Broadchurch gained  an  audience  of  over  1 million  viewers on TV4, +39%  higher  than  the  broadcaster’s  primetime average.

Broadchurch was commissioned for ITV by drama commissioning team, Laura Mackie and Sally Haynes.

For more information on the programme, there are other dedicated pages on the both series.