Tom Hughes (actor)

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Tom Hughes
Born (1985-04-18) 18 April 1985 (age 36)
Chester, England
Alma materRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art
Years active2008–present

Tom Hughes (born 18 April 1985) is an English actor, known for his roles as Prince Albert in the ITV drama Victoria and Joe Lambe in the BBC drama The Game. Hughes has also portrayed Michael Rogers in Agatha Christie's Marple, Jonty Millingden in the ITV drama Trinity, Chaz Jankel in Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Bruce Pearson in Cemetery Junction, and Nick Slade in the BBC legal drama Silk. In 2019, it was announced that Hughes would play the role of Christopher Marlowe in the second series of A Discovery of Witches.[1]

Early life[edit]

Hughes was born and brought up in Upton-by-Chester, Cheshire, on 18 April 1985, the second born of two boys.[2] He attended the Liverpool Everyman Youth Theatre group. He was a member of the Cheshire Youth Theatre and the Jigsaw Music Theatre Company, and graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in acting.[3] Hughes is the former guitarist of indie band Quaintways.[4] His father, Roy Hughes, is also a musician.[citation needed]


In 2009, he featured in the spin-off BBC series Casualty 1909, and in ITV's Trinity. In 2010, he appeared in Ian Dury biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll as Dury's bandmate Chaz Jankel,[3] and starred as rebellious Bruce Pearson in comedy-drama Cemetery Junction, by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.[5][6] In the same year he appeared in Sweet Nothings by David Harrower at the Young Vic, directed by Luc Bondy,[7] and was nominated for a BIFA Award for Most Promising Newcomer.[8] In 2011, he was named one of the 42 BAFTA Brits to Watch.[9] In 2011, he appeared as pupil barrister Nick Slade in the BBC legal drama Silk,[10][11] as well as the BBC thriller Page Eight, alongside Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz. In 2013, he starred in the BFI/BBC film, based on the award winning novel, 8 Minutes Idle as the lead role Dan Thomas. In 2016, he began appearing as Prince Albert in the ITV period drama series Victoria.[12] In 2019, he starred in the film Red Joan alongside Judi Dench.[13]


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Tortoise Charlie Short film
2009 Storage Jason Short film
2009 Casualty 1909 Dr. Harry Ingrams 6 episodes
2009 Trinity Jonty Millington 8 episodes
2010 Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll Chaz Jankel
2010 Cemetery Junction Bruce Pearson Nominated—British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer
2011 Page Eight Ralph Wilson Television film
2011 Silk Nick Slade 6 episodes
2012 Richard II Aumerle Television film
2013 The Lady Vanishes Max Television film
2013 About Time Jimmy Kincade
2013 8 Minutes Idle Dan Thomas
2013 Stay with Me
2013 Dancing on the Edge Julian 5 episodes
2013 Agatha Christie's Marple Michael Rogers Episode: "Endless Night"
2013 Columbite Tantalite Mark Short film
2014 I Am Soldier Sergeant/Trooper Mickey Tomlinson
2014 Derek Andy 'The Fit Guy' 1 episode
2014 The Game Joe Lambe Main role
2015 Dare to Be Wild Christy Collard
2015 The Incident Joe
2016 Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories Eddie Barrow Episode: "Feeders and Eaters"
2016 London Town Johnny
2016 Realive – Project Lazarus Marc Jarvis
2016–2019 Victoria Prince Albert Main role
2017 Madame Steven Fredericks Film
2017 Paula James Morecroft Recurring role; 3 episodes
2018 Red Joan Leo Galich Film
2019 Corto Maltese Corto Maltese Film
2019 Shepherd Eric Black Film
2020 A Discovery of Witches Kit Marlowe Recurring role
2021 Infinite Abel Post-production
2021 Shepherd
TBA The Laureate Robert Graves Lead role
TBA The English Upcoming series[14]


  1. ^ "Tom Hughes joins the cast of Sky's A Discovery of Witches". Radio Times. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  2. ^ Hughes, Tom (23 May 2015). "Soccer AM - Tom Hughes". Soccer AM. Sky Sports. Retrieved 20 July 2017. It was 1997. My birthday's 18th April. I was 12.
  3. ^ a b "Chester actor Tom Hughes stars in BAFTA-nominated film". Chester Chronicle. 28 January 2010.
  4. ^ "The Game's Tom Hughes on leg-shaving and rock star roles". ShortList. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Cemetery Junction – Official Sony Pictures United Kingdom Movie Site". Sony Pictures.
  6. ^ "Cemetery Junction – Tom Hughes and Jack Doolan interview". Indie London.
  7. ^ "Sweet Nothings – Young Vic". Young Vic. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  8. ^ "2010 Nominations – British Independent Film Awards". British Independent Film Awards. Archived from the original on 4 October 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  9. ^ "Discover More About Our 42 Brits". BAFTA. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  10. ^ "BBC One Programmes – Silk". BBC.
  11. ^ "BBC One Programmes – Silk – Nick Slade – actor Tom Hughes". BBC.
  12. ^ "'Victoria' stars Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes 'secretly dating in real life'". The Telegraph. 18 September 2016.
  13. ^ "Tom Hughes on 'Red Joan', What Drew Him to the Story, and the Future of 'Victoria'". Collider. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  14. ^ Kanter, Jake (11 May 2021). "'The English': Chaske Spencer, Rafe Spall Among Cast Joining Emily Blunt In BBC/Amazon Western Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 11 May 2021.

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