Henry Lloyd-Hughes

DAVID ARDINGLY, Mark’s godson, decadent and utterly beguiling. He believes life should be all pleasure and no duty, everything he wants should fall straight into his hand.

British Actor Henry Lloyd-Hughes has worked with many talented filmmakers and actors, and established himself across film, television and on stage. As he takes on further roles in acclaimed film and television productions, Henry continues to build on his reputation as one of the most exciting British actors to watch. Henry is currently filming Netflix’s six-part television series, The English Game, where he plays ‘Alfred Lyttelton’. Written and executively produced by Julian Fellows, The English Game follows the story of the invention of football and how it quickly rose to become the world's greatest game by crossing class divides. The series will premiere on the streaming service in 2020, date tbc. He was just seen on television screens in the eight-part, second series of BAFTA winning Killing Eve in the role of ‘Aaron Peel’. Henry’s character shares scenes with Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer and Fiona Shaw and the second season, written by Emerald Fennell, premiered on BBC America in April and on BBC One at the start of June with the box set available on BBC iPlayer.

In December 2018, Henry appeared in BBC One’s epic six-part television adaptation of Les Misérables as ‘Pontmercy’. Based on the classic original novel by Victor Hugo, Henry’s character is separated from his son ‘Marius’ by the cruel ‘Monsieur Gillenorm’ following the death of the boy's mother. Directed by Tom Shankland and written by Andrew Davies and Victor Hugo, Henry starred alongside Josh O’Connor, Lily Collins, Dominic West and Olivia Colman. Other recent, notable projects include ITV’s The Durrells in which Henry played the role of ‘Durant’, alongside Keeley Hawes and Josh O’Connor. The series is set in 1935 when the English born Louisa Durrell decided to move her family from Bournemouth to Corfu. In 2017 Henry played ‘Mephistopheles/ Edward Alleyn’ in TNT’s series Will. The series, created by Craig Pearce, followed the story of the ‘lost year’s’ of a young William Shakespeare and his arrival to London in 1589, and the cast also includes Laurie Davidson, Ewen Bremner and Jamie Campbell Bower.

Henry appeared in Lionsgate’s highly anticipated sequel, Now You See Me 2 in July 2016, playing the role of ‘Allen Scott-Frank’. Directed by Jon M. Chu with a written screenplay by Ed Solomon, Henry stars alongside an ensemble cast including Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo, Lizzy Caplan and Dave Franco. The sequel picks up a year after the ‘Four Horseman’ outwitted the FBI with their mind-bending tricks and sees them come face-to-face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet.

In February 2015, Henry took on the lead role in the ambitious original drama series Indian Summers, about the final years of British colonial rule in India. Set in the summer of 1932 in the town of Simla, in the foothills of the Himalayas, the programme is a very exciting, unprecedented undertaking by the channel. Henry plays the male protagonist ‘Ralph Whelan’ in the ten sixty-minute episode epic, alongside Julie Walters and Nikesh Patel. Indian Summers is the first Channel 4 commission from New Pictures and is written by Paul Rutman and directed by Simon Curtis. The second series aired in March 2016.

Sophie Barthe’s Madame Bovary was released in June 2015. Henry plays ‘Charles Bovary’, the husband of Mia Wasikowska’s ‘Emma Bovary’. Felipe Marino adapted the screenplay from Gustave Flaubert's classic novel of the same name, and the film tells the story of a young, beautiful woman from northern France who marries the town doctor, but she soon grows tired of her husband and enters into a series of ill-fated love affairs. Also starring Paul Giamatti, Rhys Ifans and Ezra Miller, Madame Bovary screened at Telluride and Toronto in 2014, before being picked up by Millennium Films for release in the US. In May of the same year, Henry appeared in Studio Canal’s romantic comedy, Man Up, as ‘Daniel’, alongside Simon Pegg and Lake Bell. The film was directed by Ben Palmer and received positive critical reviews following its premiere at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.

In 2013, Henry was cast in Anthony Wilcox’s comedy drama Hello Carter, with Jodie Whitaker and Annabelle Wallis, which was released in December 2014. In 2012, Henry appeared as ‘Burisov’ in Joe Wright’s Oscar winning Anna Karenina, written by Tom Stoppard and adapted from the world-famous novel of the same name, written by Leo Tolstoy, co-starring Keira Knightley and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. In the same year, Henry filmed the role of ‘Captain Notting’ in award winning mini-series Parades End, a co-production for between HBO and the BBC. The series co-starred Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall and Anne-Marie Duff and was broadcast in February 2013. In 2012, Henry appeared in Peter Capaldi’s BAFTA nominated television film The Cricklewood Greats as ‘Paulo DeMarco’ also in the role of ‘PC Taser’ in Simon Pegg’s comedy drama feature A Fantastic Fear of Everything, which was released in June 2012.

Henry portrayed school bully ‘Mark Donovan’ in the iconic comedy television series The Inbetweeners, which depicted the lives of ordinary suburban teenagers at the fictional ‘Rudge Park Comprehensive’. Created by Damon Beesley and Iain Morris, Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, James Buckley and Blake Harrison also starred, and series was nominated for two BAFTAs and won the BAFTA Audience Award in 2010. Henry played the character from 2008-2010 and reprised the role in the hit feature adaptation The Inbetweeners Movie in 2011.

He made his television debut in popular television series Murphy’s Law in 2004 and has since appeared several notable series: Ambassadors with David Mitchell and Robert Webb for the BBC; ‘Culpepper’ in the 2005 BBC adaptation of The Rotters Club with Alice Eve and in 2010, Henry starred as Labour politician ‘David Milliband’ in the film for television Miliband of Brothers, opposite his brother Ben Lloyd Hughes who portrayed ‘Edward Miliband’.

Henry has also gained plaudits for his turns on stage in some of London’s most prestigious theatres: most famously, Henry starred as Greek heir ‘Dimitri Mitropoulos’ in Laura Wade’s smash hit play Posh at The Duke of York’s Theatre. Respected theatre critic Michael Billington wrote that Henry’s performance was ‘impressive’ in the Guardian and Henry Hitchings from London Evening Standard wrote “The standout performance comes from Henry Lloyd-Hughes, magnetic as sinister Dimitri”. He also portrayed ‘Antonio’ in the Young Vic’s production of The Changeling in 2012; bully ‘Bennett Francis’ opposite Jessica Raine and Tom Sturridge in Simon Stephen’s Punk Rock at The Lyric Hammersmith in 2009; ‘Kenneth Raglan in the 2009 production of Rope at the Almeida and ‘Lorenzo’ in The Miracle at The National in 2008.

Other notable feature film credits include: starring as ‘Matt’ in the critically acclaimed British Independent film Weekender, set against the back drop of the 1990’s rave scene; Dimensions, portraying a brilliant scientist who lived during the 1920’s: ‘Kenneth Hume’ in Colin Teague’s Welsh BAFTA winning film for television Shirley, about the life of Shirley Bassey; Joanna Hogg’s Unrelated with Tom Hiddleston and in 2005, Henry played ‘Roger Davies’ in the global hit franchise Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and most recently in Momentum Pictures horror The Last Witness, as ‘Mason Mitchell’, alongside Michael Gambon, Alex Pettyfer and Talulah Riley

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