Ben Hardy is a British actor and model best known for playing the role of Peter Beale in the BBC soap opera EastEnders from 2013 to 2015.
He grew up in Dorset (where Broadchurch is filmed), and attended The Gryphon School (a Church of England parochial school in Dorset). He did not go to college or drama school, and struggled to find work. Having spent most of his time body-building, he finally broke through in 2012 when he starred in the play The Judas Kiss in the West End in London. The following year he joined EastEnders. He quit the show (probably not a good move) in order to join the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse, which will premiere in 2016.
He's apparently heterosexual, if you believe that.