• Hugh Skinner is an English actor best known for his roles in “W1A” (2014-2017) and “The Windsors” (2016-2020).
• He was born in 1985 in London, England and attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
• His career began in 2007 with the English Touring Theatre, and he has since been featured in various plays and films.
• He is openly gay, but is currently single and focused on his career.
• His idols of the acting world include Gene Wider, Andy Kaufman, Julia Davis, and Kim Noble.
Who is Hugh Skinner?
Hugh William Skinner is an English actor, who is best known to the world from the TV series “W1A” (2014-2017). However, besides his on-screen career, he is also known for his various stage performances, one of which was the role of Tony in the play “You Can’t Take It With You”, and another as Yephidikhov in the play “The Cherry Orchard”, among other projects.
Hugh Skinner Biography- Age, Childhood, and Education
Born on the 6th January 1985 in London, England, Hugh spent his childhood in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, but also spent a year in Perth, Australia when he was four years old.
He went to Eastbourne College from 1998 until 2003, and later enrolled at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), graduating with a degree in acting and drama in 2006.
Skinner’s career started the following year; he joined the English Touring Theatre in 2007, and secured his first role in the play “French Without Tears”. The same year he appeared in several other plays, including “Senora Carrar’s Rifles”, performed at the Young Vic, and at the National Theatre he was Viggo in the play “The Enchantment.
As he was becoming more involved in the acting world, he made his debut on-screen role, as Felix Clare in the TV series “Tess of the d’Urbervilles” (2008). He returned to the stage in 2008 with the role of D in the play “Angry Young Man”, while in 2009 he performed in several plays, including “The Great Game” and “2 May 1997”. He remained active on stage until 2015, appearing in several high profile plays, including “’ Tis Pity She’s a Whore” as Giovanni in 2010, then as Tony in the play “You Can’t Take It With You” (2011-2012), as Luis in the play “American Psycho” (2013-2014), and in a double role in the play “The Trial” in 2015, among other plays.
Rise to Prominence
He was slowly switching from stage to screen, and one of his first popular roles was as Barnes in the television film “The Wipers Times” in 2013. The following year he portrayed Dr. Barnaby Ford in the TV mini-series “Our Zoo”. In 2014 he secured his most popular role so far, as Will Humphries in the TV comedy series “W1A” (2014-2017), while in 2015 he was John in the comedy crime film “Kill Your Friends”, starring Nicholas Hoult, Thomas Conroy and James Corden.
From 2016 until 2020 he was Wills in the comedy series “The Windsors”, and from 2017 to 2018 he featured in the period drama series “Harlots”. Hugh’s also featured in several popular films, including the sequel to “Mamma Mia!”, “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” (2018), as Young Harry, and in 2019 played Sunny in the film “Steven Berkoff’s Tell-Tale Heart”. As of early 2020, he’s working on the TV series “Little Birds”, which is currently in post-production, while he will also play Max in the romantic comedy film “Falling for Figaro”, scheduled for release late in 2020.
Hugh Skinner Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance
Hugh Skinner is a rising star in the acting world and has already proven his talents, both on-screen and on stage, and his success has added a considerable amount to his wealth. According to sources, Skinner’s wealth is estimated at around $1 million, as of early 2020.
Hugh stands at 6ft (1.83m) tall, while his weight and other body measurements are currently unknown, but he has an athletic build. He has blue eyes and light brown hair.
Hugh Skinner Personal Life, Dating, Girlfriend or Gay?
High Skinner is not one of those celebrities who share every aspect of their life with the public. However, he came out as a homosexual years ago, but since then he hasn’t spoken about his relationships. According to reports, for now Hugh remains single, and much more focused on his rising career, rather than chasing love.
Hugh Skinner News, Facts
As his popularity has risen, Hugh has often been featured in various media outlets that are focused on his career accomplishments. He is known for the roles in “Fleabag” and “Windsor”, and this has often been the subject of those articles. Most recently, he was featured in the article from Herald Scotland, talking about his role in the series “The Windsors”.
Back in 2018, he had a personal interview with the magazine The Guardian, in which he talked about his career moves and what he likes and dislikes.
One interesting thing from Hugh’s career is that he often plays characters named Will or Harry. He was afraid of playing young Colin Firth in the film “Mamma Mia” sequel. He has stated that some of his idols of the acting world are Gene Wider, Andy Kaufman, Julia Davis, and Kim Noble, among others.