Edward Hogg (born 26 January 1979)[1] is an English actor, known for portraying Jesco White in White Lightnin', Stephen Turnbull in Bunny and the Bull, Eugene Mathers in Indian Summers, Segundus in Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Michael 'Godders' Godfrey in Taboo, and Thomas Haxby in Harlots.


Hogg, the second of four children, was born in Doncaster and brought up in Sheffield. He went to Wales High School.[2] His mother is a teacher and his father a retired civil engineer.[3] As a teenager, Hogg was a member of several bands,[4] including post-punk group Porno King, in which he was the lead singer.[3] When the band split, he joined an amateur dramatics group, Sheffield MISTCO, with his younger sister, transferring his love of performance to acting.[3][5]

Hogg trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art between 1999 and 2002.[6]

Hogg has stated that his acting hero is Al Pacino and the director who he would most like to work with is Paul Thomas Anderson.

When asked what medium he preferred, Hogg chose theater over film. He was quoted as saying: "I like being in film, I like going to watch a film, and I'm in it, and going 'wow' but, actually, I think doing the physical kind of acting, being on stage, is better. Because it's happening, it's instant, there and then all the time."


Hogg made his professional debut in a production of My Father's Son at the Sheffield Crucible.[5] His other theatre work includes the inaugural production of King Lear at the RSC Academy,[7] Loot at the Bristol Old Vic, and the title role in Woyzeck, both at London's Gate Theatre, and off Broadway.[5] Other credits include Measure for Measure, The Tempest, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and Rock 'n' Roll. Hogg has also appeared in The Pillowman and Our Class, both at the National Theatre.[8]

On television, Hogg has appeared in Doctors, Heartbeat and Silent Witness. He has lent his voice to the radio dramas Metropolis, Boxing Clever, Serjeant Musgrave's Dance[8] and The Loop.

Hogg made his film debut in Nicholas Nickleby (2002), playing the younger version of David Bradley's character, Mr Bray.[1] He played his first film lead role in White Lightnin' (2009), as Jesco White.[9] Hogg's other film credits include Alfie (2004), Song of Songs (2006), Bunny and the Bull (2009) and the short films Veteran and Shades of Beige.

Hogg played the role of Robert Cecil in Anonymous (2011), directed by Roland Emmerich. He also appeared in Ollie Kepler's Expanding Purple World (2010), Isle of Dogs (2010)[1] and Me or the Dog (2011), directed by Abner Pastoll. In 2012 Hogg starred in Tom Shkolnik's debut feature, the drama The Comedian.

Hogg played the part of Segundus in the seven-part miniseries Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, screened on BBC One in 2015.

In January of 2017, Hoggs starred in the television period drama Taboo alongside Tom Hardy. He plays Michael Godfrey. Taboo was renewed for a second season.

In March of 2017, Hoggs starred in the television period drama Harlots as Thomas Haxby. Harlots has been renewed for a second season.

He currently is portraying Romeo at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, directed by Daniel Kramer.

Awards and recognition

Hogg was awarded a Commendation at the 2005 Ian Charleson Awards for his performance in the Gate Theatre, London production of Woyzeck. He was nominated for Most Promising Newcomer at the British Independent Film Awards 2009 for his role in White Lightnin', and won Best Actor awards at the Monterrey and Mumbai Film Festivals for the same role.[6]

In 2010, Hogg was the UK recipient of the Shooting Stars Award at the Berlin Film Festival,[1] and of the Chopard/Premiere Magazine Male Revelation of the Year Award 2010 at the Cannes Film Festival.



Year Film Role Notes
2002 Nicholas Nickleby Young Mr Bray Non-speaking role
2004 Alfie Bright Young Thing
2005 Brothers of the Head Chris Dervish Credited as Ed Hogg
2006 Song of Songs Luke Uncredited
2009 White Lightnin' Jesco White Nominated for Most Promising Newcomer at the British Independent Film Awards 2009;
Winner of Best Actor Award at the Monterrey International Film Festival 2009;
Winner of Silver Gateway of India Best Actor Award at the 11th Mumbai Film Festival, 2009
Bunny and the Bull Stephen Turnbull
2010 Ollie Kepler’s Expanding Purple World Ollie Kepler Premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June 2010
Isle of Dogs Riley Premiered at London's FrightFest 2010
2011 Anonymous Robert Cecil
Me or the Dog Tom Festival de Cannes - Coup de Coeur
2012 Imagine Ian
The Comedian Ed Screened at the London Film Festival
2013 Mary, Queen of Scots Moray Screened at the Toronto Film Festival
2014 The Program Frankie Andreu
2015 Jupiter Ascending Chicanery Night
Kill Your Friends DC Alan Woodham
2016 Road Games Cameo Directed by Abner Pastoll
Adult Life Skills The Snorkeler Premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2016


Year Show Role Notes
2002 Celeb Michael Jackson
- The Guest (2002)
Heartbeat Danny
- Growing Apart (2002)
Period police drama
2004 The Bermuda Triangle: Beneath the Waves Lt Charles Taylor Drama
2007 Doctors Toby Parker
- Hero (2007)
Soap opera
2010 Silent Witness Howard Day
- Voids: Part One (2010)
Crime drama
Misfits Elliot/Jesus Christ
- Christmas Special (2010)
2012 Dead Boss Henry (2012) Murder Mystery/Comedy TV Series
2015 Indian Summers Eugene Mathers Drama
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Segundus Supernatural drama
2016 Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands Varr TV series
2017 Taboo Godfrey TV series
2017 Harlots Thomas Haxby TV series


  1. ^ a b c d "Spotlight on: Edward Hogg". Britfilms.com. 10 February 2010. Retrieved 21 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Mottram, James (18 November 2009). "Bunny and The Bull – Edward Hogg interview". The List. Retrieved 21 March 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c Maher, Kevin (20 November 2009). "Edward Hogg: madness with a method". The Times. Retrieved 21 March 2010. 
  4. ^ Kemp, Stuart (11 February 2010). "Q&A: Edward Hogg". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 2011-08-05. Retrieved 21 March 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c Fielder, Miles (19 November 2009). "Edward hogs the limelight". The Herald. Retrieved 21 March 2010. 
  6. ^ a b Edward Hogg – CV Hamilton Hodell. Retrieved 21 March 2010.
  7. ^ Shooting Stars Edward Hogg Retrieved 21 March 2010.
  8. ^ a b Company Members: Edward Hogg National Theatre. Retrieved 21 March 2010.
  9. ^ Clarke, Cath (12 June 2009). "First sight: Edward Hogg". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 March 2010. 

External links