Tom Hughes (actor)
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Tom Hughes Actor

Tom Hughes
Born (1985-04-18) 18 April 1985 (age 34)[1]
Chester, England
NationalityEnglish
Alma materRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art
OccupationActor
Years active2008-present
Jenna Coleman
(2016-Present)

Tom Hughes (born 18 April 1985) is an English actor. He is known for his role as Prince Albert in the ITV drama Victoria and as Joe Lambe in the BBC drama The Game. Hughes has also portrayed Michael Rogers in Agatha Christie's Marple, Jonty Millingden in the ITV drama Trinity, Chaz Jankel in Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Bruce Pearson in Cemetery Junction, and Nick Slade in the BBC legal drama Silk. On August 2, 2019 it was announced that Hughes would play the role of Christopher Marlowe in the second series of the Sky series A Discovery of Witches.[2]

Early life

Hughes was born and brought up in Upton by Chester, Cheshire, where he attended the local high school.[3] He attended the Liverpool Everyman Youth Theatre group. He was a member of the Cheshire Youth Theatre and the Jigsaw Music Theatre Company, and graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in acting.[4] Hughes is the former guitarist of indie band Quaintways.[5] His father, Roy, is also a musician.

Career

In 2009, he featured in the spin-off BBC series Casualty 1909, and in ITV's Trinity. In 2010, he appeared in Ian Dury biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll as Dury's bandmate Chaz Jankel,[4] and starred as rebellious Bruce Pearson in comedy-drama Cemetery Junction, by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.[6][7] In the same year he appeared in Sweet Nothings by David Harrower at the Young Vic, directed by Luc Bondy,[8] and was nominated for a BIFA Award for Most Promising Newcomer.[9] In 2011, he was named one of the 42 BAFTA Brits to Watch.[10]

In 2011, he appeared as pupil barrister Nick Slade in BBC legal drama Silk,[11][12] as well as the BBC thriller Page Eight, alongside Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz. In 2013, he starred in the BFI/BBC film, based on the award winning novel, 8 Minutes Idle as the lead role Dan Thomas.

In 2016, he began appearing as Prince Albert in the ITV historic drama series Victoria. Hughes has been in a relationship with his Victoria co-star Jenna Coleman since 2016.[13] In 2019, he starred in the highly successful film Red Joan alongside Dame Judi Dench.

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Tortoise Charlie Short film
2009 Storage Jason Short film
2009 Casualty 1909 Dr. Harry Ingrams 6 episodes
2009 Trinity Jonty Millington 8 episodes
2010 Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll Chaz Jankel
2010 Cemetery Junction Bruce Pearson Nominated--British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer
2011 Page Eight Ralph Wilson Television film
2011 Silk Nick Slade 6 episodes
2012 Richard II Aumerle Television film
2013 The Lady Vanishes Max Television film
2013 About Time Jimmy Kincade
2013 8 Minutes Idle Dan Thomas
2013 Stay with Me
2013 Dancing on the Edge Julian 5 episodes
2013 Agatha Christie's Marple Michael Rogers Episode: "Endless Night"
2013 Columbite Tantalite Mark Short film
2014 I Am Soldier Sergeant/Trooper Mickey Tomlinson
2014 Derek Andy 'The Fit Guy' S2 Ep4
2014 The Game Joe Lambe Main role
2015 Dare to Be Wild Christy Collard
2015 The Incident Joe
2016 Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories Eddie Barrow Episode: "Feeders and Eaters"
2016 London Town Johnny
2016 Realive - Project Lazarus Marc Jarvis
2016-present Victoria Prince Albert Main role
2017 Madame Steven Fredericks Film
2017 Paula James Morecroft Recurring role; 3 episodes
2018 Red Joan Leo Galich Film
2019 The Laureate Robert Graves Film
2019 Corto Maltese Corto Maltese Film
2019 Shepherd Eric Black Film
2020 A Discovery of Witches Kit Marlowe Recurring role
2020 Infinite Abel Filming

References

  1. ^ Hughes, Tom (23 May 2015). "Soccer AM - Tom Hughes". Soccer AM. Sky Sports. Retrieved 2017. It was 1997. My birthday's 18th April. I was 12.
  2. ^ "Tom Hughes joins the cast of Sky's A Discovery of Witches". Radio Times. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ Hughes' IMDb profile, imdb.com; retrieved 16 April 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Chester actor Tom Hughes stars in BAFTA-nominated film". Chester Chronicle. 28 January 2010.
  5. ^ "The Game's Tom Hughes on leg-shaving and rock star roles". ShortList. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Cemetery Junction - Official Sony Pictures United Kingdom Movie Site". Sony Pictures.
  7. ^ "Cemetery Junction - Tom Hughes and Jack Doolan interview". Indie London.
  8. ^ "Sweet Nothings - Young Vic". Young Vic. Retrieved 2011.
  9. ^ "2010 Nominations - British Independent Film Awards". British Independent Film Awards. Archived from the original on 4 October 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  10. ^ "Discover More About Our 42 Brits". BAFTA. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ "BBC One Programmes - Silk". BBC.
  12. ^ "BBC One Programmes - Silk - Nick Slade - actor Tom Hughes". BBC.
  13. ^ Reporters, Telegraph (18 September 2016). "'Victoria' stars Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes 'secretly dating in real life'". The Telegraph.

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