About Hugh

HeadshotHugh has a long and distinguished career in theatre, film, radio and television. 

TV credits include The Team with Lars Mikkelsen, An Honourable Woman, Poirot, Absolutely Fabulous, Midsomer Murders, The Palace, and notably as Major Mungo Munro in Sharpe’s Gold, Sharpe’s Battle and Sharpe’s Sword. 

Hugh’s films include Clive Barker’s Nightbreed, Patriot Games (with Harrison Ford), Trainspotting, Charlotte Gray (with Cate Blanchett), Before You Go (with Tom Wilkinson and Julie Walters), The Four Feathers (with Heath Ledger), and most recently The Iron Lady and Sunset Song.

Recent theatre productions include Twelfth Night for English Touring Theatre, Macbeth with James McAvoy, Hamlet with John Simm,  5/11 at Chichester, Pyrenees for Paine’s Plough at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Pinter’s The New World Order at the Brighton Festival, Waste at the Almeida Theatre.

His production company, The Other Cheek, in association with Cahoots Theatre Company, recently presented a revival of J.B. Priestley’s The Roundabout, which Hugh directed, at the Park Theatre, London, which subsequently played a season in New York at 59E59th Street Theaters. Hugh also recently redirected the West End production of The Mousetrap at the St. Martin’s Theatre.