Hugo Speer

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Hugo Speer
Born (1969-03-17) 17 March 1969 (age 46)
Harrogate, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK
Education Harrogate Grammar School
Arts Educational Schools, London
Occupation Actor, director
Years active 1993-present

Hugo Speer (born 17 March 1969) is an English actor.

Life and career[edit]

He was born in Harrogate, in the West Riding of Yorkshire,[1] and educated at Harrogate Grammar School.[2] He studied acting at the Arts Educational School, Tring Park.[1]

He began his acting career appearing in the TV series The Bill[1] and Heartbeat, and played a minor role in the film Bhaji on the Beach before his first notable appearance as Guy in the film The Full Monty.[1] He has gone on to appear in several films including Swing (1999), Deathwatch and The Interpreter (playing Nicole Kidman's brother). However, most of his work has been on TV, including sitcoms Men Behaving Badly, dramas Clocking Off, The Last Detective, Boudica (2003), and The Rotters' Club (2005), as well as the 2005 BBC adaptation of Dickens' Bleak House. In 2006, he appeared in the postal worker drama Sorted. In 2008, he appeared alongside Martine McCutcheon in Echo Beach. In 2011 he played a repairman whose repairs "come to life" in Haven. Speer also provides narration for ITV1 series, Cops with Cameras, Channel 5's The Bachelor and the BBC series Seaside Rescue. He appears as John Foster in the penultimate and final episodes of the fourth series of Skins.

In 2002 he starred as Sergeant David Tate in the major film Deathwatch, a 2002 European horror film directed by Michael J. Bassett.

Hugo Speer also narrates for a programme currently aired on Discovery HD called Gold Divers.

In 2013 on radio in the police drama 'Stone'.

From 2013 to 2014 he starred as Inspector Valentine in the new version of Father Brown on BBC TV in the first series and the first episode of the second series.

In 2014-present, Speer stars as Captain Treville in The Musketeers.


In 2010 Hugo Speer made his directorial debut with the short film "MAM" starring Josie Lawrence, Paul Barber and Ronan Carter and written by Vivienne Harvey.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d Beacom, Brian (16 August 2001), "Star Profile: Hugo Speer", Evening Times (Glasgow): 21 
  2. ^ Robinson, Stuart (18 July 2009), "Drink-drive actor Hugo Speer stripped of his driving licence", Yorkshire Evening Post 
  3. ^ Mam (I) (2010). IMDb. Retrieved 19 January 2014

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