|Alma mater||Rose Bruford College|
Life and career
Pugh was born in the Tynte, Mountain Ash early schooling at Ynysboeth school down the road and grew up in Cilfynydd, near Pontypridd. He decided to become an actor after watching From Russia with Love at a cinema in Treforest with a cousin. A few years later he took night courses at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in North London, before being accepted at Rose Bruford College, where he graduated in 1976.
He appeared as Sapper Powell in the 1979 production of Danger UXB , The great Blitz has taken London by surprise. A young Royal Engineer who finds himself posted to a Bomb Disposal Company to combat the hundreds of unexploded bombs in London and he later appeared as Harold Wilson in the 2005 Channel 4 drama Longford and as Hermann Göring in the 2006 BBC drama-documentary Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial. In 2007, he co-starred alongside Genevieve O'Reilly and Geraldine James in the ITV1 drama The Time of Your Life, in which he played a father whose 36-year-old daughter is recovering after an 18-year coma. In his early career, he frequently appeared in Welsh language productions, for example as Edgar Evans in the 1984 TV film Terra Nova, and as a soldier in Karl Francis's Milwr Bychan (1987). Even in more recent years, he has often portrayed Welsh characters, such as Owain Glyndwr in the 2012 BBC adaptation of Henry IV, Part I.
In 2010, Pugh appeared as Tony in the two-part Doctor Who story comprising the episodes "The Hungry Earth" and "Cold Blood". He had a supporting role in 2008 in an episode of Torchwood, another BBC Wales production.
In 2011 Pugh became Judge Patrick Coburn in Justice. The following year he joined HBO's Game of Thrones in the recurring role of Craster. In 2013 he portrayed Baron Rivers in The White Queen. Pugh played Jack Reynolds in Doctor Foster, and in 2016 joined the cast of Mr Selfridge as Lord Wynstay, another Welsh character.
- 1980 SOS Titanic UK/US Made for TV movie as James Farrell
- 1981 Inseminoid as Roy
- 1981 Nighthawks as Kenna
- 1982 Britannia Hospital as Picket
- 1982 Giro City as John Williams
- 1984 Milwr Bychan as RSM
- 1989 The Angry Earth as Emlyn
- 1991 Old Scores as Bleddyn Morgan
- 1993 Tender Loving Care as Keith Dobbs
- 1994 Priest as Mr. Unsworth
- 1995 The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain as Williams the Petroleum
- 1995 The Near Room as Eddie Harte
- 1996 Different for Girls as DS Cole
- 1998 The Tichbourne Claimant as The Claimant
- 2000 The Testimony of Taliesin Jones as Handycott
- 2001 Enigma as Skynner
- 2001 Happy Now? as Hank Thomas
- 2002 The Intended as Le Blanc
- 2002 Undertaking Betty as Hugh Rhys-Jones
- 2003 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World as John Allen
- 2005 Kinky Boots as Harold Price
- 2005 Kingdom of Heaven as Godfrey's Elder Brother (director's cut)
- 2007 The Last Legion as Kustennin
- 2008 Goodnight Irene as Alex
- 2010 The Ghost Writer as Richard Rycart
- 2010 Robin Hood as Baron Baldwin
- 2010 West Is West as Mr Jordan
- 2012 Hunky Dory as Headmaster
- 2012 Love Bite as Sergent Rooney
- 2012 Metamorphosis as Mr. Samsa
- 2013 The Thirteenth Tale as John the Dig
- 2018 Colette as Jules
- 2019 Eternal Beauty (2019) as Dennis
- 1977 Survivors: "Mad Dog"
- 1979 Danger UXB as Sapper Powell
- 1983 Woodentop (pilot episode of The Bill) as DI Roy Galloway
- 1984 Amy
- 1985 Brookside
- 1986-1987 Casualty as Andrew Ponting
- 1992 Inspector Morse: "Absolute Conviction" as Geoff Harris, Prison Officer
- 1993 Telltale as Billy Hodge
- 1995 Resort to Murder
- 1995 The Bill: "Powerless"
- 1997 Drovers' Gold
- 1997 Dangerfield: "Inappropriate Adults"
- 1997-1999 The Lakes
- 1999 Silent Witness
- 1999 French and Saunders: "Witless Silence"
- 2001 Sword of Honour as Brigadier Ritchie Hook
- 2001 In A Land Of Plenty
- 2002 Plots with a View
- 2002 Clocking Off
- 2003 Prime Suspect: "The Last Witness" as DS Alun Simms
- 2003 Waking the Dead: "Multistorey" as Robert Cross
- 2004 Hustle “Faking it” as Frank Gorley
- 2005 New Tricks “Home Truths” as Eric Grant
- 2005 The Virgin Queen
- 2005 Agatha Christie's Marple: "A Murder is Announced" as Colonel Easterbrook
- 2005 Agatha Christie's Poirot: Cards on the Table” as Colonel Hughes
- 2005 Shameless
- 2006 Prime Suspect: "The Final Act" as DS Alun Simms
- 2006 Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial as Hermann Göring
- 2006 Longford
- 2008 Torchwood: "Adrift" as Jonah
- 2009 Robin Hood BBC Series 3 as Lord Sheridan (1 episode)
- 2009 Into the Storm
- 2009 Framed
- 2010 Doctor Who: "The Hungry Earth" and "Cold Blood" as Tony Mack
- 2011 Justice: (TV Mini-Series) as Judge Patrick Coburn
- 2011 The Shadow Line as Bob Harris
- 2011 Midsomer Murders: "The Sleeper Under the Hill" as Caradoc Singer
- 2011 Death in Paradise: "Wicked Wedding Night"
- 2012 Shameless
- 2012-2013 Game of Thrones as Craster
- 2012 Henry IV, Part I as Glendower
- 2013 Murder: Joint Venture as DI Sheehy
- 2013 The White Queen as Baron Rivers
- 2014 Inspector George Gently: "Gently Between The Lines" as Chief Lewington
- 2014 Undeniable as Pete
- 2014 Common as Detective Inspector Hastings
- 2014 Atlantis as Lord Sarpedon
- 2015 Doctor Foster as Jack Reynolds
- 2016 Mr Selfridge as Lord Wynnstay
- 2016 Damilola, Our Loved Boy as DCI Nick Ephgrave
- 2017 Vera: "Dark Angel"
- 2017 Knightfall as Jacques de Molay
- 2018 The Repair Shop (Series 2–4) as narrator
- 2020 - present The Tuckers as Murphy
- 2021 - C. B. Strike - as Geraint Winn
- 2021 - present Take a Hike as narrator
- 2023 - Casualty as Gethin West
- 2017 - Tracks as Sam
- "Game of Thrones actor falls for Bermuda". The Royal Gazette. Retrieved 29 September 2016 – via royalgazette.com.
- "Mr Nice v Mr Nazi; Robert Pugh reveals why he'd rather play Goering than an affable cop: Nuremberg – Nazis on Trial". Retrieved 29 September 2016 – via thefreelibrary.com.
- "Cast confirmed for BBC Two's cycle of Shakespeare films" (Press release). BBC Drama Publicity. 24 November 2011. Archived from the original on 1 January 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
- "Creative casting: Shakespeare featuring Game of Thrones actors". The Bardolator. 24 October 2014. Archived from the original on 1 October 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- Bond, Christian (28 August 2015). "19 Game of Thrones Actors Who Appeared on Doctor Who". Hollywood.com. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- "Robert Pugh in TV drama Justice". 1 April 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2016 – via walesonline.co.uk.
- "Game of Thrones: Meet Craster (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. 10 August 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- Harvey, Interview by Chris. "Robert Pugh: 'The White Queen is more interesting than Game of Thrones because it's real'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 29 September 2016 – via telegraph.co.uk.
- "Meet the cast of Doctor Foster". Radio Times. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- "Meet the cast of Mr Selfridge series four". Radio Times. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- "Who narrates the Repair Shop on BBC One?".
- "BBC Two - Take a Hike, Series 1, Devon - Helen".