Actor Hugh Lehane was born in Limerick and grew up in Dublin, Ireland. A multi talented artist he is also a musician, an editor and a filmmaker. As a young boy Hugh was enchanted by Stephen Spielberg's classic film 'Close Encounters Of The Third Kind'. The experience was profound and in his own words... "With Close Encounters I truly came to know the wonder, the magic of cinema, the scope of what it could do and it changed me. Later, as I grew to know myself as an actor this film became a reminder of my purpose as an artist. To create art that touches the soul, that fundamentally, emotionally, spiritually moves people, and in doing so, giving back the same experience, the magical wonder that Spielberg gave me as a child through Close Encounters."
For 8 years Hugh studied intensively at Studio 24 Seven in Hollywood, Los Angeles with the renowned acting teacher / career coach Mark McPherson. Within weeks of beginning these classes Hugh booked a Lead Role in the award winning feature film 'Gothic Assassins' which played at International Film Festivals around the world.
Hugh recently moved to London, England. Within weeks of arriving he had signed with an agent, auditioned for one of the top Casting Directors in the UK and booked an International SKY SPORTS Ryder Cup Commercial. Within 4 months he booked his first UK TV show another International Commercial and the Lead Role in an amazing Comedy Pilot.
Hugh is unstoppable, he was born for this. This Irish force of nature is about to take the world by storm. Watch this space, this actor will very soon be a household name.
Some of the highlights of Hugh's time growing up in Ireland as an artist include performances at Dublin's famous Olympia Theater, as a musician going on a Nationwide Heineken Sponsored Ireland & UK Tour, producing-directing & starring in many musical theater shows at the Rupert Guinness Theater and getting past numerous public rounds of selection to win a personal audition with Oscar nominated Director Alan Parker (Fame, Mississippi Burning, Evita, Midnight Express) for his film 'The Commitments'.