Previously at Chichester Dr Stockmann in An Enemy of the People (Festival Theatre), Julian Field in The Handyman (Minerva Theatre and tour).
Theatre includes seasons with the National Theatre, including School for Wives, Yerma, Entertaining Strangers, Juno and the Paycock, School for Scandal and The Devil’s Disciple.
For the RSC The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Alchemist, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, The Virtuoso, Amphibians,Hamlet.
Other theatre includes Habeas Corpus (Donmar Warehouse); My Night with Reg (Criterion and Playhouse); Us and Them (Hampstead); Cloaca (Old Vic); and seasons at Regent’s Park, Colchester and Leicester Haymarket.
Television includes Downton Abbey (Golden Globe nomination, two Emmy nominations), Twenty Twelve and W1A (three BAFTA nominations for Best Male Performance in a Comedy), The Cazalets, Take a Girl Like You, Armadillo, Daniel Deronda, The Commander, The Gathering Storm, Love Again, The Robinsons, The Vicar of Dibley, Freezing, Rev, Getting On, Mr Stink, Galavant, Diary of a Nobody, Tsunami – The Aftermath, Miss Austen Regrets, Five Days, Hunter, Hear the Silence, Doctor Who, The Hollow Crown: Henry IV.
Films include Downton Abbey, Paddington, Paddington 2, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Notting Hill, Mansfield Park, Stage Beauty, Asylum, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Man to Man, From Time to Time, Glorious 39, Burke & Hare, Third Star, Shanghai, The Monuments Men, Iris (BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor), French Film (Monte Carlo Film Festival Best Actor Award), Viceroy’s House,Breathe and The Corrupted.
Hugh is a patron of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, National Youth Arts Trust, Scene & Heard, Primary Shakespeare Company and the South Downs National Park Trust.
He was a member of the National Youth Theatre and studied Theology at Cambridge.