Hugh Pollard (actor)

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Hugh Pollard
Born (1975-09-26) 26 September 1975 (age 39)
Occupation Actor

Hugh Pollard (born 1975, London, England)[1] is a former British child actor most recognised for his role as Simon in the CBBC show Simon and the Witch.[2] He is also known for playing the role of Hansel in the movie "Hansel and Gretel" in 1987.

Hugh attended the Christ Church C of E school in Finchley, North London, before leaving in 1992. He graduated from the University of Kent with a degree in radio, film and television. Following his role in Simon and the Witch,[3] Hugh won the role as Hansel in the film Hansel and Gretel in 1987. His role in the film saw him team up with Simon and the Witch co-star Nicola Stapleton who played Gretel.[4] Hugh gave up his acting career, working briefly as a broadcaster for the BBC before gaining a job as a video tape operator. Hugh's job has taken him across the world and involves him creating slow motion replays in sporting events that include the Olympics and Wimbledon[5] Hugh married in 1999 and has lived in Cambridgeshire since 2001.