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Edward Hogg

Edward Hogg
Born 1979 (age 34–35)
Doncaster, England, UK
Other names Ed Hogg
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002–present
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)

Edward Hogg (born 1979)[1] is an English actor, known for portraying Jesco White in White Lightnin' and Stephen Turnbull in Bunny and the Bull.


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 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.

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
2012 Imagine Ian
The Comedian Ed Screened at the London Film Festival


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
- Recurring Character (2012)
Murder Mystery/Comedy TV Series


External links

  • Internet Movie Database

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