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SpouseAnnika Sundström
FactHe was awarded the 1986 London Critics Circle Theatre Award for Best Actor for his performance in The Great White Hope.

Hugh Anthony Quarshie is a British actor. He was born in Ghana on 22 December, 1954, to an Ghanaian father and a Norwegian mother. His father worked for the Ghanaian government and his mother was a nurse. He has four brothers and sisters. He was educated at the University of Ghana and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

He began his career in the UK with roles in the television series “Angels” and “Doctor Who”. He has also appeared in the films “Alien 3”, “Romeo + Juliet” and “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace”. His stage roles include Othello in “Othello”, Macbeth in “Macbeth” and King Lear in “King Lear”.

He has been married to actress Nadine Marshall since 1992. They have two children.

His net worth is estimated to be $3 million.

General Info

Full NameHugh Quarshie
Height1.78 m
EducationBryanston School, Christ Church, Oxford, Dean Close School


SpouseAnnika Sundström
ChildrenCaspar Quarshie, Maya Quarshie, Freya Quarshie
ParentsRichard Quarshie, Emma Wilhelmina Philips


AwardsCritics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Actor
NominationsLaurence Olivier Award for Best Actor
MoviesStar Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Highlander, Nightbreed, The Church, Wing Commander, Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend, Conspiracy of Silence, The Dogs of War, To Walk with Lions, It Was an Accident, Ghosted, Titus Andronicus, The Knowledge, Solomon & Sheba, MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atla...
TV ShowsThe Great Rift: Africa's Wild Heart, Small Island, Arabian Nights, Medics, She's Out, Behaving Badly, Holby City, Melissa (1997)

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1He was awarded the 1986 London Critics Circle Theatre Award for Best Actor for his performance in The Great White Hope.
2Two children with Annika Sundström: Maya (b. 1990) and Freya (b. 1995)
3Member of The Royal Shakespeare Company




The MeetingannouncedJack
Casualty2001-2017TV SeriesRic Griffin / Gordon Hutchens
Holby City2001-2016TV SeriesRic Griffin
Retribution2016/VIDI Reed
Catherine Tate for Children in Need2013TV MovieRic Griffin
The Meeting2013/IShort
Black Magic2012Short
White Heat2012TV Mini-SeriesVictor (Present Day)
Small Island2009TV MovieNarrator
Doctor Who2007TV SeriesSolomon
Casualty @ Holby City2005TV SeriesRic Griffin
The Afternoon Play2005TV SeriesAdam Clay
Conspiracy of Silence2003Father Joseph
Georgian Underworld2003TV SeriesNarrator
Timewatch2003TV Series documentaryNarrator
Horatio Hornblower: Retribution2001TV MovieFrancois Lefanu
In Deep2001TV SeriesJim Craddock
North Square2000TV SeriesJudge Anthony Glove
It Was an Accident2000George Hurlock
The Bill2000TV SeriesCol. Augustine Ngeze / Roger Kibanga
Jason and the Argonauts2000TV Mini-SeriesThe Centaur
Arabian Nights2000TV Mini-SeriesMustappa
To Walk with Lions1999Maxwell
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace1999Captain Panaka
Wing Commander1999Lt. Obutu
The Murder of Stephen Lawrence1999TV MovieNeville Lawrence
A Respectable Trade1998TV Mini-SeriesCaesar Peters
Melissa1997TV Mini-SeriesGeorge Bond
She's Out1995TV Mini-SeriesDCI Ron Craigh
The Glam Metal Detectives1995TV SeriesJohn
Solomon & Sheba1995TV MovieNikaule's Father
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales1994TV Mini-SeriesCassius
Medics1992-1994TV SeriesDr. Tom Carey, research consultant / Tom Carey
MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis1994TV MovieInspector Rhodes
The Chief1994TV SeriesVincent Pierce
Red Dwarf1993TV SeriesComputer
The Comic Strip Presents...1993TV SeriesLieutenant Delaney
The Tomorrow People1992TV SeriesProfessor Galt
Virtual Murder1992TV SeriesDr. Mellor
Surgical Spirit1992TV SeriesFergus Debonaire
Press Gang1991TV SeriesInspector Hibbert
Chancer1991TV SeriesKazeem
Nightbreed1990Detective Joyce
Screenplay1986-1989TV SeriesMike / Wallace
Behaving Badly1989TV Mini-SeriesDaniel
The Church1989Father Gus
A Gentleman's Club1988TV SeriesBaba
Highlander1986Sunda Kastagir
Alas Smith & Jones1985TV Series
Titus Andronicus1985TV MovieAaron
Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend1985Kenge Obe
Sharma and Beyond1984TV MovieMan on Stairs
Angels1983TV SeriesTuri Mimi
Rumpole of the Bailey1983TV SeriesJonathan Mazenze
Give us a Break1983TV SeriesWinston
A Midsummer Night's Dream1981/ITV MoviePhilostrate
The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs1981TV MovieDanny Young
Wolcott1981TV Mini-SeriesDennis St George
The Dogs of War1980Zangaron Officer
Buccaneer1980TV SeriesMajor Ndobi
The Knowledge1979TV MovieCampion


Holby City2005-2014TV Series 2 episodes


Who Do You Think You Are?2010TV Series documentaryHimself
The Great Rift: Africa's Greatest Story2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Hot Cities2009TV Series documentaryNarrator
Strictly Come Dancing2008TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
The Wright Stuff2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
Roots Remembered2007TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator
Life of Pryor: The Richard Pryor Story2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Legends: The Charlie Parker Story2005TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Richard & Judy2005TV SeriesHimself
Out of Africa: Heroes and Icons2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
GMTV2005TV SeriesHimself
The Weakest Link2004TV SeriesHimself
The PhanDom Menace2002Video documentaryHimself
This Is Your Life2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Ape-Man2000TV Mini-Series documentaryNarrator
Horizon1994-1998TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Will to Win1993TV Series documentaryNarrator (voice)
Scene1968TV Series documentary

Archive Footage

Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion2014TV MovieSolomon
The Phantom Menace Review2009VideoCaptain Panaka

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