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5. James D’Arcy (Lee Ashworth)


Lee Ashworth, Claire Ripley’s ex-husband, was DI Hardy’s main suspect in the Sandbrook case. We don’t know the details about the former case, like how he got off, but he’s made his way to Broadchurch to reclaim his life.

James D’Arcy has found success in TV series like The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1997), Rebel Heart (2001), Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2010), Those Who Kill (2014), and Agent Carter (2015). He starred in 2005’s An American Haunting opposite Donald Sutherlandwith recent film work including W.E. (2011),  Cloud Atlas (2012), The Domino Effect (2012), Hitchcock (2012), and Jupiter Ascending (2014). We look forward to seeing him in the 2015 film Survivor. D’Arcy is skilled with accents, as he showed during his appearance on The Graham Norton Show with Madonna, who directed him in W.E.:

We may see more new faces as the season progresses; but this gives us a bit of a head start as we go into tonight’s premiere.

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By Brigid Brown