Edward Hogg (born 26 January 1979) 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. His mother is a teacher and his father a retired civil engineer. As a teenager, Hogg was a member of several bands, including post-punk group Porno King, in which he was the lead singer. When the band split, he joined an amateur dramatics group, Sheffield MISTCO, with his younger sister, transferring his love of performance to acting.
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. His other theatre work includes the inaugural production of King Lear at the RSC Academy, Loot at the Bristol Old Vic, and the title role in Woyzeck, both at London's Gate Theatre, and off Broadway. 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.
Hogg made his film debut in Nicholas Nickleby (2002), playing the younger version of David Bradley's character, Mr Bray. He played his first film lead role in White Lightnin' (2009), as Jesco White. 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) and Me or the Dog (2011), directed by Abner Pastoll. In 2012 Hogg starred in Tom Shkolnik's debut feature, the drama The Comedian.
In March of 2017, Hoggs starred in the television period drama Harlots as Thomas Haxby. Harlots has been renewed for a second season.
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.
|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|
|Me or the Dog||Tom||Festival de Cannes - Coup de Coeur|
|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|
- The Guest (2002)
- Growing Apart (2002)
|Period police drama|
|2004||The Bermuda Triangle: Beneath the Waves||Lt Charles Taylor||Drama|
- Hero (2007)
|2010||Silent Witness||Howard Day
- Voids: Part One (2010)
- 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||Harlots||Thomas Haxby||TV series|