Hugh Skinner Biography
Hugh Skinner (Hugh William Skinner) is an English film, television, and stage actor. Skinner is openly gay. His first professional theatre role was in the English Touring Theatre’s 2007 production of French Without Tears. He played supporting roles in two BBC series: in the 2008 adaptation of Tess of the d’Urbervilles, and 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 Misérables. In 2013, it was announced that Skinner would play the role of Luis Carruthers in the world premiere of American Psycho at the Almeida Theatre. He played a closeted gay man who is in love with the show’s protagonist, Patrick Bateman.
He also appeared on the London cast album, which was released in 2016. At the same time, he began filming the first series of the comedy W1A, playing the role of Will Humphries. In the summer of 2015, he returned to the Young Vic i to play dual roles in Nick Gill’s adaptation of The Trial.
In 2017, he played Sir George Howard in the first series of Harlots. An 18th century costume drama that premiered on ITV Encore and Hulu in March. That same year he also played a supporting role in Hampstead. He co-starred in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, the 2018 sequel to the 2008 film Mamma Mia!. He played Young Harry, a version of the character originated by Colin Firth in the first film.
In 2018 he starred in the eighth and final episode of Matthew Weiner’s anthology series The Romanoffs. He played the role of Simon Burrows. On 5 April 2019, it was announced that Skinner had joined the cast of the period drama Little Birds, which will premiere on Sky Atlantic in 2020.
Hugh Skinner Age
Hugh Skinner was born in London, England, United Kingdom. He was born on 6th January 1985. His current age is 34 years old asof 2019.
Hugh Skinner Height
Hugh Skinner is pretty tall. He stands 6ft 0. That is approximately 182.9 centimeters or 1.83 meters. Details about his other body measurements are still unknown. We will update you immediately we get any information.
Hugh Skinner Net Worth
Hugh Skinner has accumulated a great net worth from his acting career. He has gathered the revenue from his multiple cameos in the movie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi that has a box office collection of $1.333 billion from the production cost $317 million.
The graduate of Eastbourne College also mustered the payroll from his long-running TV series. Fleabag, The Windsors, and W1A. His actual net worth is however currently unknown. We will update you immediately we get the factual information.
Hugh Skinner Dating | Hugh Skinner Gay
Hugh Skinner is openly gay. We do not have any information about his dating history. He has been pretty secretive about his personal life. In the British comedy-drama television series, Fleabag, Hugh Skinner has a girlfriend named Fleabag, portrayed by the Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
In the tv series, he portrayed the role of Harry and was dating the leading character Fleabag. However, Phoebe is a married lady in real life and tied the knot with a guy named Conor Woodman. However, she got divorced in 2018.
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Hugh Skinner Movies
- Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again 2018
- Hampstead 2017
- Steven Berkoff’s Tell Tale Heart 2017
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2017
- Les Misérables 2012
Hugh Skinner Television Shows
- Little Birds 2020
- The Romanoffs 2018
- Zog 2018
- Harlots 2017
- The Windsors 2016-present
- Fleabag 2016-2019
- Poldark 2016
- Bugsplat! 2015
- W1A 2014-2017
- Our Zoo 2014
- The Wipers Times 2013
- Any Human Heart 2010
- Tess of the d’Urbervilles 2008
Hugh Skinner Instagram
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Hugh Skinner Interview
Q: How does it feel to play a young Colin Firth?
Hugh Skinner: Doing Mamma Mia was scary full stop, so playing a young Colin Firth was even more intimidating. I just had to keep reminding myself that I was playing Harry and not Colin Firth, which psychologically felt better. I was worried Colin would want the younger him to be played by an Abercrombie & Fitch model, but he was very gracious.
Q: Do you fancy doing other “young Colin Firth” roles now? Maybe a young Mr Darcy?
Hugh Skinner: What a thought. I wouldn’t want to sully his body of work like that.
Q: In your first scene you’re wearing a skimpy dressing gown, talking terrible Franglais. Was that quite an entrance?
Hugh Skinner: Well, I like playing people who are crap at things and Harry is crap at French, so that sat well.
Q: How was it filming your big musical number, Waterloo? It’s a rare role that involves playing air guitar with a baguette…
Hugh Skinner: Sadly, it is quite rare. It was nerve-racking but they choreographed it to our individual abilities – which is why other people are backflipping over tables and doing cartwheels across the room, while I play baguettes or ride trolleys. Everyone else was a professional dancer. I was quite obviously not.
Q: You’re quite a mover, though. Fancy doing Strictly Come Dancing?
Hugh Skinner: I can’t imagine they’d ever ask me, but yeah, sure. It’s a great programme. And it’s weird how quickly you get used to spray tans. You might smell of biscuits but you feel fabulous.
Q: Did you get to hang out with veteran co-stars like Pierce Brosnan, Julie Walters and Meryl Streep?
Hugh Skinner: Yes, especially on location in Croatia. It was surreal to start with, so many famous faces in one film, but they were all so generous with their time. We had lots of dinners and drinks. There was a definite onus on cast bonding. It was ridiculously fun.
Q: The mighty Cher plays the mother of Meryl Streep’s character. Did you get an audience with her?
Hugh Skinner: The whole dynamic changed when Cher arrived. It was like a visit from the Queen: everyone was in complete awe. When I realised my chance to say hi was going, I just made a beeline for her. I probably spoke absolute gibberish, but she was completely lovely.
Q: Are you an Abba fan?
Hugh Skinner: I didn’t think I was, yet somehow I knew all the songs. It’s like Happy Birthday or the Beatles – ingrained in your brain.
Q: In W1A, intern Will became a cult character. That must have been gratifying?
Hugh Skinner: I was so excited to get that job because I loved its forerunner, Twenty Twelve. I’d only done theatre and small parts on telly before, so the first time someone recognised me and came over, it was surreal. I thought it was a stalker or I was about to be kidnapped, so I gave her this weird combative stare, until she said: “You’re Will from W1A.” I was, like: “Gosh, sorry.”
Q: Did you base Will on anyone specific?
Hugh Skinner: I based him loosely on a friend’s brother, who’s very earnest and eager to please. A bloody nice bloke. When I got on set, though, I was so in awe of all the other actors that I was really keen and slightly out my depth. I turned into Will anyway.
Q: How did you go about portraying Prince William in The Windsors? Did you study him?
Hugh Skinner: I watched a few interviews to listen to how he talks. And then completely ignored them [laughs]. I was apprehensive about leaping into another sitcom, playing another posh idiot called Will, but it’s so different in tone. W1A is heightened naturalism, whereas The Windsors is like the fever dream of a National Enquirer reader.
Q: You also played the protagonist’s boyfriend in Fleabag – another Harry, in fact…
Hugh Skinner: I seem to be typecast as Wills and Harrys, but I reckon I could stretch to a Martin or a Warren. I bet I’ve even got an Ian in me.
Q: Will you be returning for series two next year?
Hugh Skinner: From what I hear, yes. I certainly hope so. I’ve known Phoebe Waller-Bridge for a decade. We graduated from drama school at the same time and were in a play at the Bush theatre together. She was always leading projects and creating stuff, even back then, so I’m not surprised she’s a complete star now.
Q: You played a resistance officer in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. How was that?
Hugh Skinner: I didn’t know what was going on, to be honest. It’s all so secret, they can’t really tell you what you’re playing. But it was extraordinary to be on a production of that scale. You’d walk into the studio and it would have a huge planet with a moving spaceship in the middle. On the call sheets in the morning, it would say “50 aliens, 100 soldiers, three spaceships”. Other stuff I’ve been in would just say “two chairs”.
Q: Don’t people often mistake you for Matt Smith?
Hugh Skinner: All the time. Only the other night, I went to see a play and this couple behind me leaned over and said: “Have you met the royals? Do they watch it?” I assumed they were talking about The Windsors, then they said: “You’re not coming back next series, you must be gutted.” I was, like: “Aren’t I?” It gradually dawned on me they were talking about Matt Smith in The Crown.
Q: You’re an avid theatregoer. What’s the best thing you’ve seen lately?
Hugh Skinner: I loved the first part of The Inheritance at the Young Vic and can’t wait to see the second. The whole cast’s performances were seamless. You couldn’t see the workings.
Q: You don’t do the party circuit or social media. Is that a conscious decision?
Hugh Skinner: If you’re a character actor, people aren’t quite as interested. I don’t think I’ll ever get chased by paparazzi – which is a good thing. And I just know that if I did Instagram or Twitter, I’d become obsessed with “likes” and go mad. Well, more mad.
Q: Is your profession becoming too dominated by public school-educated actors?
Hugh Skinner: Yes, I think it is. There are lots of movements aimed at raising awareness and improving diversity – whether that’s privilege, gender or race. That’s hugely important. But I feel slightly weird talking about it as a middle-class white male. Nobody wants to hear this from me, so I’ll shut up.