Born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. Hugh’s first foray into the ‘Arts’ was drama class in school, where he quickly developed a love-hate relationship with Latin and Shakespeare.

Later, while serving six years in the British Military, he found an outlet for his creativity as a DJ on British Forces Radio in Cyprus.
After the military he became a VIP Driver and Security adviser for various clientele worldwide.

After relocating to California, he worked on various Studio and Indie projects, and while stunt driving for Matrix Reloaded / Matrix Revolutions (2003) Hugh also studied Stage combat, Swordplay and Fight choreography.
In 2004… combining both acting and stunt abilities he starred in the critically acclaimed short film “System”.

In 2009 while living in Los Angeles he produced and starred in a six week Theatre run of the critically acclaimed play “Frozen” by Bryony Lavery, receiving a Garlands critics choice best Actor nomination for the role of “Ralph”.

In addition to acting, Hugh launched his own production company, catwink productions in 2010. Which is solely dedicated to making projects based on animal welfare and education. And under the catwink banner, he wrote, produced and co-directed the short film “facility 129.” The full length screenplay is currently in development.

In 2011 Hugh partnered with Jens Pilegaard to form the company think 1 studios and together they co-wrote, produced and directed the short film “T Bone & the Cherry Hogs” (officially selected for festivals in 2014)  The full length screenplay is also in development along with many other scripts at think 1 .

Constantly honing the craft, Hugh continues to work with some of the best acting coaches in the industry, including: Patsy Rodenburg (Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London) and Larry Moss in Los Angeles.

Follow Hugh on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on the latest news about films, writing and production projects. And for more on Animal rights special projects go to catwink.

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