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Hugely experienced English actor, broadcaster and voice artist. Recently heard on BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine show, he's appeared on TV series Holby City and Saints & Scroungers and at Giant Olive Theatre in London in Joseph Crilly's acclaimed Kitty & Damnation. He's narrated audiobooks for WeRead4You and voiced TV commercials for Bath & Wellness, Fentons Solicitors and Teachers Building Society, also dubbing various voices for the BBC TV series World Cup Stories.
Over ten years as a popular radio personality in Hong Kong, Hugh established his own quirky style, offbeat sense of humour and original taste in music. In the UK he launched the Big Country show on CMR Nashville, as well as The Rock & Roll Party (50's & 60's R&B and Beat) and latterly The Golden Age (60's & 70's pop and rock) on Radio Basingstoke.
Hugh studied Modern History and Modern Languages at Balliol College, Oxford and qualified in Radio Programming & Production at the IBA's National Broadcasting School in London.
At Radio Television HK he read the news and presented current affairs programmes, as well as music shows like Hugh Terry's Big Country and Weekend Breakfast, writing and recording station trails and promos. Hugh has recorded commercial videos and English teaching materials for publishers Pearson Education, Longman and Oxford University Press, starring on Educational TV and TVB and playing a host of characters in animated series Cone Control, Alphajets, Crocos and Kangoos, as well as the 3D full-length animated feature film Dragon Blade.
In 1997, Hugh acted in the BBC radio docudrama The Hong Kong Holding Company and in 1998, the Radio 4 adaptation of Bleak House, which won a Sony radio award. He was a pom-pom girl in the ITV series Soldier Soldier and played three roles in the London stage musical Friday Night Clive by David Baddiel and the late Harry Thompson.
Hugh has acted and produced stage and radio dramas (Kiss Me Kate, Absurd Person Singular) with the BBC's Ariel Theatre Company and Studio Amateur Drama Group, co-editing the latter's in-house magazine and being named Actor of the Year for Dracula (title role) in 1987.
He played Monsieur Cot in Hotel Paradiso at Reading University and twice starred at the Edinburgh Fringe with the Oxford Revue in 1981 and '84, taking the lead in the musical romp Silver Lining and experimental play Supermarket. In the OUDS production of Six Characters in Search of an Author Hugh appeared as brothel-keeper Madam Pace at Oxford's Playhouse theatre, and for Balliol Players played Algy in The Importance of Being Earnest, creating a memorable Baroness in The Sound of Music.
He appeared in Oxford University's Etceteras Revue and Experimental Theatre and Reading Theatre Workshop's Diary of Anne Frank and Relatively Speaking; also An Inspector Calls (title role) and Androcles & the Lion.
Unique traits: Spontaneous off-the-wall flashes of wit!
Kitty and Damnation
Theater by Rafe Beckley Hector Sampson
Sony Radio Award, Bleak House (BBC)
Actor of the Year, BBC Studio Drama Group
Balliol College, Oxford