Hugh Skinner is a talented English actor whose career includes film, television, and stage. He has starred in several brilliant roles in which he played unforgettable characters that made him popular with audiences around the world. He is known for his witty manner, quirkiness and all-round charming personality, which he constantly incorporates into every role he plays. His career spans a decade during which Hugh has achieved dozens of acting successes that have enriched his professional career.
Among the actor’s most dazzling performances are roles in American Psycho, Fleabag, Les Miserables, The Trial, Harlots, and Mamma Mia! Here we are again. Hugh’s acting has been praised for the freshness and originality he brings to every character he intends to play, no matter how complex or simple. He has established himself as one of the most versatile performers of his generation, both at home and abroad, and has earned the recognition of critics as well as the love and respect of other stars. His fan base grows with every film or television appearance, they shower him with praise for his work and offer their support for all his future endeavors.
Hugh Skinner Bio
Hugh Skinner was born in London on 6 January 1985. He spent his early years in Perth, Australia before returning to the United Kingdom at the age of four to live there. He attended Eastbourne College, where he discovered he had a talent for acting, which led him to choose a career as a professional actor. He then went to the London Academy of Music and Performing Arts where he studied acting and learned from some of the best teachers in the industry.
After completing his program in 2006, he turned his attention to the stage, where he began to give roles in several notable theatre productions such as French Without Tears, Señora Carrar’s Guns, The Angry Young Man, The Enchantment, The Big Game, “Too bad she’s a whore, Where’s My Place” and May 2, 1997. Hugh continued to perform on stage after his break-in to the big screen. His other theater performances include Wild Oats, Therese Raquin, You Can’t Take It With You, The Cherry Orchard, Pastoral, The Trial, and American Psycho, all of which were enthusiastically received by audiences and critics alike.
Movies and TV Shows
Hugh Skinner received his first television role in Tess of d’Urbervilles in 2008 as Felix. He then played Lionel, the protagonist’s long-separated son, in another BBC film adaptation entitled Any Human Heart. He starred in W1A, a British comedy series, followed by Our Zoo, Poldark, The Windsors, Fleabag, Harlots, The Romanoffs, and Little Birds. Hugh immediately became a television star when fans appreciated his instinct for comedy and his ability to be as moody or deadly serious as the role required. He quickly won the hearts of audiences across the nation and the international community.
The accomplished actor also brought his talent to the film industry where he appeared in movies like Les Miserables, Hamstead and Steven Berkoff’s The Tell-Tale Heart. His recent appearances include roles in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, where he played Haldo’s First Officer, and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, where he played young Harry and swept the audience off their feet in this stunning sequel to the award-winning 2008 musical Mamma Mia!
Facts You Need to Know About Hugh Skinner
1. Hugh Skinner loves to play characters who are funny bad at doing things. He thrives on awkwardness.
2. The fleabag star is six feet tall.
3. He is openly gay, although he has not yet publicly revealed the identity of his friends as he prefers to keep his romantic life private.
4. Some of his favorite actors who inspire him to improve his craft are Gene Wilder, Kim Noble, Andy Kaufman, and Julia Davis.
5. Interestingly, most of the characters Hugh has cast for the role have been named Harry or Will.
6. He was very much afraid of playing in the Mamma Mia sequel, as he felt that the role of young Colin Firth was a very big shoe to fill and he was happily surprised at how well his character was received.