Who is Tom Hughes?
British actor Tom Hughes was born under the zodiac sign Aries in Chester, England, on 18 April 1985. He has 35 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for portraying Bruce Pearson in the 2010 comedy movie “Cemetery Junction”, which starred Felicity Jones and Christian Cooke, and was written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. It follows the lives of three friends in the 1970s, and the film was nominated for only a single award.
Tom’s currently shooting for the upcoming movie “Iron Ribbon” and the series “Those About to Die”.
Education and early life
Tom was raised in Upton-by-Chester, Cheshire, England alongside his older brother, by their mother Sue and father Roy Hughes; not many other details have been shared about Tom’s parents, because they prefer to be left out of media, but it’s believed that his mother was a housewife, and his father a truck driver.
Tom became interested in acting while attending a local elementary school and was a member of Liverpool Everyman Youth Theatre, Jigsaw Music Theatre Company and Cheshire Youth theatre; he was also into sports as a teenager and excelled at soccer.
Tom matriculated from a local high school in 2004 and then enrolled at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in acting in 2008.
He was also passionate about music, and was the guitarist of the Indie band Quaintways.
Roles in TV series
Tom’s debut TV series role was playing Dr. Harry Ingrams in all six episodes of the 2009 historical drama “Casualty 1909”, and the same year saw him star as Jonty Millington in all eight episodes of the crime comedy “Trinity”, which also starred Claire Skinner and Charles Dance, and was created by Kieron Quirke and Robin French. It follows Charlotte who’s enrolled at Trinity College because she believes that Trinity had something to do with her father’s death.
The year 2011 saw Tom play Nick Slade in six episodes of the drama “Silk”, and the following year saw him appear as Duke of Aumerie in the episode “Richard II” of the historical war drama “The Hollow Crown”. In 2013, he played Julian in five episodes of the popular drama mini-series “Dancing on the Edge”, which starred Matthew Goode and Chiwetel Ejiofor, and follows the rise of a black jazz band in the 1930s London; the series won five of its 21 award nominations. Tom could then have been seen appearing in an episode of the comedy “Derek”, the mystery thriller “The Game” and the horror “Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories”.
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From 2016 through 2019, he starred as Albert in all 25 episodes of the biographical historical drama “Victoria”, which also starred Adrian Schiller and Jenna Coleman, and was created by Daisy Goodwin. It follows the early life of Queen Victoria and the series won 11 of its 29 award nominations.
Tom’s since had two TV series roles, playing Kit Marlowe in five episodes of the 2021 romantic fantasy “A Discovery of Witches” and Thomas Trafford in five episodes of the 2022 western mini-series “The English”.
Roles in movies
Tom’s debut film role was playing Jason in the 2009 short drama “Storage”, and some of his following roles were in the 2009 short drama “Tortoise”, the 2010 biographical musical “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll” and the 2011 mystery thriller “Page Eight”.
In 2012, Tom portrayed Dan in the comedy “8 Minutes Idle”, which starred Antonia Thomas and Ophelia Lovibond, was directed by Mark Simon Hewis and based on Matt Thorne’s novel “Eight Minutes Idle”; it follows the life of a man employed at a call center. Tom was then cast to appear in the 2012 short drama “Kiss”, then the mystery thriller “The Lady Vanishes” and the fantasy comedy “About Time”, both in 2013.
The year 2014 saw him star as Mickey in the action war thriller “I Am Soldier”, which also starred Noel Clarke and Alex Reid, and was written and directed by David Beton; it follows military chef Mickey Tomlinson who wants to join The Special Air Service.
Some of Tom’s most recent movie roles have been in the action science fiction thriller “Infinite”, the horror mystery “Shepherd” and the thriller “The Laureate”, all released in 2021.
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Tom performed several songs in the 2010 movie “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll” and he sang the song “O Tannenbaum” in the 2017 episode “Comfort and Joy” of the series “Victoria”.
Some of his recent talk-show appearances have been in “This Morning”, “Sunday Brunch” and “Paltrocast with Darren Paltrowitz”.
Awards and nominations
Tom won a 2021 Oxford International Film Festival Award for Best Actor, for his performance in “The Laureate”.
He was also nominated for a 2010 British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer, for “Cemetery Junction” and a 2018 MovieGuide Grace Award for Television, for “Victoria”.
Love life and girlfriend
Even though Tom shies away from speaking about his love life in public, it’s widely known that he’s today in a long-term relationship with British actress Jenna Coleman.
The two met on the set of the series “Victoria” in 2016; Jenna has 30 acting credits and is perhaps known best for portraying Connie in the 2011 action adventure science fiction movie “Captain America: The First Avenger”, which won four of its 49 award nominations. Jenna’s won two of her 19 award nominations.
There are rumors circulating the internet today, claiming that Tom and Jenna have recently become engaged, but this hasn’t been confirmed.
There are no other women whom Tom’s perhaps been with, that we know about; he’s in a long-term relationship with Jenna Coleman as of September 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Tom dislikes social media networks but has allowed for his Instagram fan page to be launched; it’s today followed by close to 4,000 people and numbers nearly 350 pictures and videos uploaded onto it. Most of the page’s content features Tom acting.
He’s still passionate about music and often attends various concerts around Europe, while his two favorite bands and Angus & Julia Stone and The Lumineers.
Tom’s a huge lover of animals and had several pets while growing up; his favorites are dogs and dolphins.
He’s volunteered with a number of charity organizations and has taken part in several fundraisers; Tom and his girlfriend are mostly into helping underprivileged children.
He enjoys being physically active and can often be seen working out at a local gym in London.
One of Tom’s favorite actors is Daniel Radcliffe, and some of his favorite movies include the franchise “Harry Potter”, “Kill Your Darlings” and “The Woman in Black”.
Appearance and net worth
Tom’s age is 38. He has blue eyes and brown hair, weighs around 180lbs (82kgs) and is 6ft 1in (1.85m) tall.
Tom’s net worth’s been estimated at over $500,000, as of September 2023.