Samoan-born, New Zealand-raised Harry Anglesea
has been a policeman in the New Zealand force for 16 years, and a detective for
over 10. Compared to his peers, Harry is somewhat of a maverick with a unique
insight into the psychology of criminals. He has always trusted his gut
instincts and reactions to people (good and bad), and his particular skill of
seeing all angles of a case sometimes brings unexpected results.
Harry is renowned for his determination and capacity
to be focused and single minded when pursuing a goal. Driven, hard-working and
tenacious he’s a lone-wolf, who, when he’s onto something, won't let go. But
Harry is a man with two very different faces: the public policeman, and the
private persona – a flawed hero.
Personally, at the beginning of the series, Harry is in a private hell.
A solo parent, he’s vulnerable, lonely, pained and angry - feelings he doesn’t
know how to face up to, so he tries to bury them deep and pretend everything is
going just fine. On the outside, Harry tries to pass off as the “same old
Harry”, but inside, he is emotionally numb, broken, blinded to what he really
Oscar Kightley is a critically acclaimed writer, actor, director
and television presenter renowned for his comedy work, particularly with BRO’
TOWN, SIONE’S WEDDING, RADIRADIRAH, SUPER CITY and the NAKED SAMOANS.