Jun. 11th, 1959
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Guest TV Roles[none found]
Hugh was born in Oxford, England on June 11, 1959. He was educated at Eton and Cambridge. Son of an Olympic gold medalist in the sport, he rowed for the England youth team (1977) and for Cambridge (1980). He met 'Emma Thompson' at Cambridge in 1978 when both joined "Footlights" and was introduced to 'Stephen Fry' by Emma in 1980. Hugh is married and lives in Los Angeles. His wife and three children, who previously lived in London, are moving to Los Angeles to live with him. Besides acting and comedy, he has written the best-selling thriller, The Gun Seller, also has done a screenplay for the film version, and has a second novel called "The Paper Soldier" being published on September 27, 2009.
- His daughter 'Rebecca Laurie' (qv) starred in the film _Wit (2001) (TV)_ (qv) as 'Emma Thompson (I)' (qv)'s character aged five.
- Plays the husband opposite 'Imelda Staunton' (qv)'s characters in two films: _Sense and Sensibility (1995)_ (qv) and _Peter's Friends (1992)_ (qv).
- He took up diving a few years ago.
- He is a member of the celebrity band 16:9 with 'Greg Grunberg' (qv) of _"Alias" (2001)_ (qv) and _"Felicity" (1998)_ (qv), 'James Denton' (qv) of _"Desperate Housewives" (2004)_ (qv), 'Bob Guiney' (qv) of _"The Bachelor" (2002)_ (qv), and other special guests.
- 'Stephen Fry (I)' (qv) is godfather of his three children.
- During their time at Cambridge Footlights, he and 'Emma Thompson (I)' (qv) dated for some time.
- He was a house captain (senior prefect) in his last year at Eton College. He also played percussion for the school's orchestra and was a "wet bob" - a member of Eton's prestigious rowing team.
- Achieved a Third-Class Honours degree in anthropology & archaeology at Selwyn College, Cambridge University.