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Hugh Ross (actor)

Hugh Ross (born 28 April 1945) is a Scottish actor, with a wide variety of British TV, film and theatre credits. He is known for his supporting roles in the films Trainspotting and Bronson; and for his performances as Major Mungo Munro in the Sharpe TV series, and as Narcisse in Clive Barker’s Nightbreed.

Hugh Ross
Born (1945-04-28) 28 April 1945 (age 74)
Glasgow, Scotland
ResidenceBrighton and London
Partner(s)David Harkins



Ross was born in Glasgow, where his parents were both doctors. He was educated at The Glasgow Academy, an independent school, followed by the University of St Andrews. He then trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

Ross began his career in repertory all over England. He played Romeo (1971) at the Open-air Theatre in Regent’s Park; Jaques in As You Like It (1990) for the Royal Shakespeare Company; and Dr Brooks in Lady in the Dark (1997) at the National Theatre. In 1997, he was nominated for an Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical for his performance in Stephen Sondheim’s Passion at the Queen’s Theatre in London’s West End. His performance as Malvolio in Cheek by Jowl’s Twelfth Night (1987) won the Time Out Performer Award.[1] In 2010, he played Polonius in Hamlet at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, with John Simm;[2] and in 2013, Duncan in Macbeth with James McAvoy at the Trafalgar Studios in London.

In September 2016, his production company, The Other Cheek, in association with Cahoots Theatre Company, presented a revival of J. B. Priestley’s The Roundabout at the Park Theatre, London, to great acclaim.[3][4][5] Hugh is currently directing the West End production of The Mousetrap at the St. Martin's Theatre.

Hugh is a member of the Associate committee of RADA. Royal Academy of Dramatic Art[6]

TV and filmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1972 Doomwatch Ian 1 episode: "Say Knife, Fat Man"
1972 Kate Mike Stewart 4 episodes
1973 Crown Court P.C. Walker 3 episodes
1973 Six Days of Justice Mr. Simmonds 1 episode: "The Complaint"
1975 Play of the Month:Love's Labours Lost[7] A Forester
1976 Warship Sg. Lt. Gladman 1 episode: "The Buccaneer"
1977 Anna Karenina Sludin 4 episodes
1978 Killer's Moon Government Minister
1978 Tycoon Tommy Meadowes 9 episodes
1980 Screenplay – Lives of Our Own Dr. Porteous
1982 The Stanley Baxter Hour
1983 Jury Defence Counsel 13 episodes in total
1985 The Pickwick Papers Jackson 3 episodes
1985 Dempsey and Makepeace Van Gelder 1 episode
1986 Dramarama Trimmer 1 episode
1988 Codename: Kyril Detective Fitzgerald
1988 God’s Frontiersmen King James I
1988 Playing for Real Minister
1989 Screen Two Duffy 1 episode: "Leaving"
1989 Screen One Doctor 1 episode: "She’s Been Away"
1989 Boon (TV series) Patterson
1989 4Play- Family McWhirter
1990 Taggart Richard Smiley
1990 Nightbreed Narcisse
1990 This Is David Harper – Born Again Yesterday Apostle Crompton
1991 Kinsey Potter
1991 Misterioso
1991 Advocates I Archie Hoseason
1992 Patriot Games Barrister Atkinson
1992 An Ungentlemanly Act Maj. Garry Noott
1992 Warburg: A Man of Influence Lord Halifax
1993 Agatha Christie's Poirot Stephen Carter 1 episode: The Yellow Iris
1993 Lovejoy Adrian Stoneleigh-Stibbs 1 episode: Poetic Licence
1993 Between the Lines Cmdr. Graham Sullivan 11 episodes
1994 Absolutely Fabulous Judge 2 episodes
1995 Doctor Finlay George Renfrew 1 episode: A Natural Mistake
1995 Sharpe’s Gold Major Mungo Munro
1995 Sharpe’s Battle Major Mungo Munro
1995 Sharpe’s Sword Major Mungo Munro
1996 Trainspotting Interviewer
1998 Invasion: Earth Dr. Vickers
2001 The Mists of Avalon Bishop Patricius
2001 The Cazalets Dr. Bailey
2001 Rebus Dr. Joseph Margolies
2001 Murder Rooms Doyle Senior
2001 Charlotte Gray Psychiatrist
2002 Snoddy Chief Inspector Chalmers
2002 Shackleton Marsh
2002 Monarch of the Glen Greg MacDonald
2002 The Four Feathers Regimental Priest
2002 Before You Go Mr Berry
2002 Post Boss
2003 Taggart William Moyles
2004 Sea of Souls Dean Claremont 6 episodes
2004 Mine All Mine Mr. Coltrane 3 episodes
2005 Egypt Sylvestre de Sacy 1 episode: The Mystery of the Rosetta Stone
2006 Pinochet in Suburbia Magistrate
2006 Dalziel and Pascoe' Andrew Caulfield
2006 Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire Senator Piso 1 episode: Nero
2007 Legit Locatelli
2007 Rendition Solicitor
2007 Hannibal Rising Professor Dumas
2008 The Palace Jeremy Robinson 8 episodes
2009 Midsomer Murders Ed Monkberry
2009 Dorian Gray Confessor
2009 Bronson Uncle Jack
2010 Foyle’s War Richard Carstairs KC
2010 First Night Bunny
2010 Agatha Christie's Marple Lord Justice Carmichael 1 episode: The Blue Geranium
2010 Silk Victor Cornish
2011 Psychoville Vicar
2011 Rab C. Nesbitt Ramsey
2011 Jabberwock Reginald
2011 Midsomer Murders Bishop Graves
2011 The Iron Lady Christopher Soames
2012 Dark Matters: Twisted But True Sir Arthur Woodward / Benjamin Franklin
2014 Waterloo Road Mr. Carmichael
2015 Sunset Song Inspector
2015 The Team William MacLean


  1. ^ [1] Cheek By Jowl Awards
  2. ^ [2] The Daily Telegraph review
  3. ^ [3] The Guardian review of "The Roundabout"
  4. ^ [4] The Spectator review of "The Roundabout"
  5. ^ [5] The Stage review of "The Roundabout"
  6. ^ [6] RADA Governance and Advisors page on the official RADA website
  7. ^ [7] BBC Radio Times

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