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Playing Under the Piano: From Downton to Darkest Peru

When: 13th October 2022 (UK & Rest of World) | 8th November 2022 (US & Canada)

Memoir.

From getting his big break as Third Shepherd in the school nativity play, to mistaking a Hollywood star for an estate agent, Hugh creates a brilliantly vivid picture of a career on stage and screen. What is it like working with Judi Dench and Julia Roberts, or playing Robert de Niro’s right leg, or not being Gary Oldman, twice?

A wickedly funny storyteller, Hugh also writes with poignancy about his father’s dementia and of his mother, whose life in the secret service only emerged after her death.

Whether telling stories of working with divas, Dames or a bear with a penchant for marmalade, this is a richly entertaining account of his life as an actor.

Order a copy here. Signed copies are available from WHSmith (UK only) and Waterstones (UK and overseas).

Book tour – dates and venues.


Listen to a preview of the audiobook, read by Hugh:



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