Hugh Skinner is a talented English actor whose career has encompassed film, television, and the stage. He has appeared in several brilliant roles, playing memorable characters that have endeared him to audiences all over the world. He is known for his witty nature, quirkiness, and all-around charming personality that he has constantly infused into every role he has taken on. His career has spanned over a decade, during which Hugh has landed dozens of acting credits which have helped fatten his professional resume.
The actor’s most dazzling performances include roles in American Psycho, Fleabag, Les Miserables, The Trial, Harlots, and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Hugh’s acting has been praised for the freshness and originality he brings to every character he sets out to play no matter how complex or simplistic they are. He has established himself as one of the most versatile performers of his generation at home and abroad, earning critical acclaim as well as the love and respect of fellow stars. His fanbase keeps expanding with every movie or television outing, they shower him with praise for the work he has done and offers their support to all his future ventures.
Hugh Skinner’s Bio
Hugh Skinner was born on January 6, 1985, in London. He spent his early years in Perth, Australia before he returned to live in the United Kingdom when he was four years old. He attended Eastbourne College, where he discovered that he had a knack for acting which led him to decide on pursuing a career as a professional performer. He went on to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art where he studied drama, learning from some of the best teachers in the business.
After completing his program in 2006, he gravitated towards the stage where he began scoring roles in several notable theatre productions such as French Without Tears, Senora Carrar’s Rifles, Angry Young Man, The Enchantment, The Great Game, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Where’s My Seat, and 2 May 1997. Hugh continued appearing on stage even after he broke into the big screen. His other theatre 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 received rave reviews from viewers and critics.
Movies and TV Shows
Hugh Skinner landed his first television role in Tess of d’Urbervilles in 2008 as Felix. He then went on to play Lionel, the long-separated son of the protagonist in another BBC adaptation titled Any Human Heart. He appeared in W1A, a British comedy series, followed by Our Zoo, Poldark, The Windsors, Fleabag, Harlots, The Romanoffs, and Little Birds. Hugh became an instant television star as fans grew to appreciate his instinct for comedy and his ability to be as whimsical or deadly serious as the role demands. He quickly warmed his way into the hearts of audiences all over the nation as well as in the international community.
The accomplished actor has also taken his talent to the film industry where he has been featured in movies like Les Miserables, Hamstead, and Steven Berkoff’s the Tell Tale Heart. His most recent performances include roles in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, where he played Haldo’s First Officer; and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, in which he played Young Harry and proceeded to sweep viewers off their feet in this breathtaking sequel to the award-winning 2008 musical, Mamma Mia!
Facts You Need to Know About Hugh Skinner
1. Hugh Skinner loves playing characters who are comically bad at doing things. He thrives in awkwardness.
2. The Fleabag star is 6 feet 0 inch tall.
3. He is openly gay, although he is yet to disclose the identity of any of his boyfriends to the public as he prefers to keep his romantic life private.
4. Some of his favorite actors who inspire him to be better in his craft are Gene Wilder, Kim Noble, Andy Kaufman, and Julia Davis.
5. Interestingly, most of the characters that Hugh have been cast to play have been named Harry or Will.
6. He was very scared about starring in the Mamma Mia sequel as he felt that playing a young Colin Firth was a very big shoe to fill and he was delightfully surprised by how well received his character was.