Tom Hughes (actor)

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Tom Hughes
Born18 April 1985 (1985-04-18) (age 33)[1]
Alma materRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art
Years active2008–present

Tom Hughes (born 18 April 1985) is an English actor, musician, and model. He is most known for his role as Prince Albert in the ITV drama Victoria and as Joe Lambe, the lead role in the 2014 BBC Cold War drama The Game.[2] 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,[3] Bruce Pearson in Cemetery Junction,[4][5] and Nick Slade in the BBC legal drama Silk.[6][7]

Early life[edit]

Hughes was born and brought up in Upton by Chester, Cheshire, where he attended the local high school.[8] 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.[9] His father, Roy, is also a musician.



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.[4][5] In the same year he appeared in Sweet Nothings by David Harrower at the Young Vic, directed by Luc Bondy,[10] and was nominated for a BIFA Award for Most Promising Newcomer.[11] In 2011, he was named one of the 42 BAFTA Brits to Watch.[12]

In 2011, he appeared as pupil barrister Nick Slade in BBC legal drama Silk,[6][7] as well as the BBC thriller Page Eight, alongside Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz.

In 2016, he began appearing as Prince Albert in the ITV historic drama series Victoria.


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


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "BBC America - the Game". BBC.
  3. ^ a b c "Chester actor Tom Hughes stars in BAFTA-nominated film". Chester Chronicle. 28 January 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Cemetery Junction – Official Sony Pictures United Kingdom Movie Site". Sony Pictures.
  5. ^ a b "Cemetery Junction – Tom Hughes and Jack Doolan interview". Indie London.
  6. ^ a b "BBC One Programmes – Silk". BBC.
  7. ^ a b "BBC One Programmes – Silk – Nick Slade – actor Tom Hughes". BBC.
  8. ^ Hughes' IMDb profile,; retrieved 16 April 2011.
  9. ^ "The Game's Tom Hughes on leg-shaving and rock star roles". ShortList. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Sweet Nothings – Young Vic". Young Vic. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  11. ^ "2010 Nominations – British Independent Film Awards". British Independent Film Awards. Archived from the original on 4 October 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  12. ^ "Discover More About Our 42 Brits". BAFTA. Retrieved 6 October 2017.

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