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Edwarg Hogg


Edward graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2002 and was immediately cast in the inaugural RSC Academy production of KING LEAR , directed by Declan Donnellan, in which he played The Fool to fellow rising star Nonso Anozie’s Lear. Edward has gone on to become one of the most exciting young actors of his generation.
His performance as the eponymous WOYZECK at the Gate Theatre in London and the St. Anne’s Warehouse in New York City had reviewers calling him ‘extraordinary’, ‘mesmerising’ and ‘the most gifted young actor seen in years’ and also earned him an Ian Charleson Award Nomination in 2006.

2009 was a turning point and a bumper year for Edward. September saw the release of WHITE LIGHTNIN’ , directed by Dominic Murphy, in which Edward played the lead role of Jesco White, an Appalachian dancing outlaw. The film had its American and European premieres at the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals respectively, and won the Hitchcock d’Or Award at the Dinard Festival of British Films for Best Film. Sundance and Berlin reviews said ‘Edward Hogg stars as Jesco, in a star-making performance of remarkable range and quicksilver agility’ (LA Times); ‘British actor Edward Hogg throws himself bravely and unreservedly into the insanity of his character’ (Vanity Fair); and ‘Edward Hogg is magnificent as a glue-sniffing antichrist hillbilly called Jesco White who keeps his violent urges in check by performing on stage’ (The Guardian). Edward won Best Actor Awards at the Monterrey International Film Festival and the 11th Mumbai Film Festival. He was also nominated for a British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer. 2009 also saw the UK release of his second lead role in a film called BUNNY AND THE BULL . Produced by Warp Films and directed by THE MIGHTY BOOSH director Paul King, the film had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival and was screened at the 2009 London Film Festival

In the same year Edward shot his third major feature called OLLIE KEPLER’S EXPANDING PURPLE WORLD in which he played the eponymous Ollie alongside Jodie Whittaker. The film was the directorial debut by writer/ producer Viv Fongenie.

In 2007 Edward was included in Screen International’s ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ feature, which is an annual showcase of promising up-and-coming talent. That year’s group included Tom Hiddleston, Michelle Dockery, Aaron Johnson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Carey Mulligan, amongst others. He was also chosen as the UK’s SHOOTING STAR at the 2010 Berlin Film Festival. In 2011 Edward was seen in Roland Emmerich’s ANONYMOUS alongside an all-star cast, including Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Mark Rylance and Joely Richardson.

This year will also see the release of THE COMEDIAN , the debut feature by acclaimed new director Tom Shkolnik, in which Edward plays the lead role. The film, which was largely improvised, required Edward to attend stand-up school and appear in front of live audiences as a stand-up comic, an experience he has described as ‘terrifying’.

He recently completed shooting the role of James Stewart, Earl of Moray, in MARY’S RIDE, a film about Mary Queen of Scots, starring rising French star Camille Rutherford as Mary. The film was directed by the award winning Swiss director Thomas Imbach