Chips Hardy is a British Comedy Award winner and has produced and written for television and the theatre. Most recently he created and wrote Taboo for the BBC starring his son, Tom Hardy. He was born in 1950 in Ealing, London. He went to Cambridge, and threw himself into The Very Modern Novel, Situationism and other more established university theatricals. In 1972 he flirted with BBC Drama and subsequently veered off, into advertising as the international Creative Director for JWT.