Hugh Fraser is perhaps best known for playing Captain Hastings in the television series Agatha Christie’s Poirot and appearing as the Duke of Wellington in Sharpe. Other TV work has included Edge of Darkness, Edward and Mrs Simpson and Alan Bennett’s The Insurance Man. Amongst his film credits are roles in Patriot Games, The Draughtman’s Contract, 101 Dalmatians, Clint Eastwood’s Firefox and The Man in the Mask. In the theatre he has appeared at the Royal Court in Cloud Nine, Traps and The Genius, at the Lyric Theatre in Filumena, at Wyndhams Theatre in David Hare’s Teeth’n’ Smiles and in various roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Hugh co wrote the theme tune to the popular children’s television programme Rainbow. He is an accomplished musician and plays bass guitar. His debut novel Harm was published in 2015 by Urbane Publications.