It turns out he's a dab hand at writing stories, too.
Working alongside his father Edward "Chips" Hardy and accomplished screenwriter Steven Knight, the grizzled Englishman recently made his TV writing debut with Taboo, a period drama set in 19th century London.
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If Australian Story or You Can’t Ask That were a stand-up comedy show, they would be something like Taboo, the latest new offering in TEN’s Pilot Week experiment.
With the first season wrapped up and a second season in the works, it's a good time to get into Hardy's gritty British mini-series.