6 January 1985|
|Alma mater||London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art|
Hugh Skinner (born 6 January 1985) is an English film, television, and stage actor.
Skinner grew up in London and Tunbridge Wells, and attended Eastbourne College from 1998 to 2003. He lived in Perth, Australia for a year at age 4. He graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in 2006.
Skinner has worked extensively in film, television, and theatre since 2007. His first professional theatre role was in the English Touring Theatre's 2007 production of French Without Tears. In addition to performing in many different theatres in London and around the United Kingdom, he played supporting roles in two BBC series: Felix, the brother of Angel Clare, in the 2008 adaptation of Tess of the D'Urbervilles, and Lionel, the estranged son of the main character Logan Mountstuart, in the 2010 production of Any Human Heart. He also played the role of Joly, one of the student revolutionaries, in the 2012 film of Les Miserables.
On 7 October 2013, it was announced that Skinner would play the role of Luis Carruthers, a closeted gay man who is in love with in the show's protagonist, Patrick Bateman, in the world premiere of American Psycho at the Almeida Theatre. He also appeared on the London cast album, which was released in 2016.
At the same time he was performing in American Psycho, he began filming the first series of the comedy W1A, playing the role of Will Humphries, as an inept yet endearing intern at the BBC. The first series was released in 2014, with subsequent series airing on BBC2 in 2015 and 2017.
Skinner continued to work in both television and on stage in 2014, playing the role of Dr. Barnaby Ford in the BBC series Our Zoo, and appearing at the Theatre Royal, Bath as Camille in Helen Edmundson's adaptation of Therese Raquin, and Yephidikhov in Simon Stephens' new translation of The Cherry Orchard at the Young Vic. He returned to the Young Vic in the summer of 2015 to play dual roles in Nick Gill's adaptation of The Trial.
On 10 September 2015, it was announced that he had been cast as Unwin Trevaunance, an aspiring Member of Parliament, in the second series of the BBC production of Poldark, which aired in 2016. That year, Skinner was also featured in two different comedy series: The Windsors, a spoof of the royal family that aired on Channel 4, where he played Prince William, and Fleabag, a BBC3 and Amazon production, where he played the protagonist's hapless boyfriend Harry.
In 2017, Skinner starred as Sir George Howard in the first series of Harlots, which premiered on ITV Encore and Hulu in March. He also played a supporting role in Hampstead, opposite Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson. Also in 2017, Skinner appeared in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
On 28 July 2018, it was announced that Skinner would be among the cast members of Matthew Weiner's new anthology series The Romanoffs, which premieres on Amazon Prime on 12 October 2018. He will also reprise his role as Harry in series 2 of Fleabag, which will be released on BBC3 and Amazon Prime in 2019.
|Tess of the d'Urbervilles||2008||Felix Clare|
|Any Human Heart||2010||Lionel Mountstuart|
|The Wipers Times||2013||Barnes|
|Our Zoo||2014||Dr. Barnaby Ford|
|Harlots||2017||Sir George Howard|
|Steven Berkoff's Tell Tale Heart||2017||Sunny|
|Star Wars: The Last Jedi||2017||Holdo's First Officer (multiple cameos)|
|Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again||2018||Young Harry|
|French Without Tears||English Touring Theatre||2007||Kit|
|Senora Carrar's Rifles||Young Vic||2007||Jose|
|The Enchantment||National Theatre||2007||Viggo|
|Angry Young Man||Trafalgar Studios||2008||D|
|The Great Game||Tricycle Theatre||2009||Ensemble|
|2 May 1997||Bush Theatre||2009||Ian|
|'Tis Pity She's a Whore||Liverpool Everyman||2010||Giovanni|
|Where's My Seat||Bush Theatre||2011||Conor|
|You Can't Take It With You||Manchester Royal Exchange||2011-2012||Tony|
|Wild Oats||Bristol Old Vic||2012||Harry|
|American Psycho||Almeida Theatre||2013-2014||Luis|
|Therese Raquin||Theatre Royal, Bath||2014||Camille|
|The Cherry Orchard||Young Vic||2014||Yephidikhov|
|The Trial||Young Vic||2015||Kyle/Block|
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