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Hugh Quarshie is a Actor British born on 22 december 1954 at Accra

Hugh Quarshie

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Birth name Hugh Antony Kobna Quarshie
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 22 december 1954 (66 years) at Accra

Hugh Anthony Quarshie (born 22 December 1954) is a Ghanaian-born British actor of stage, television and film. Some of his best-known roles include his appearances in the films Highlander (1986) and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999), and his long-running role as Ric Griffin in the BBC medical drama Holby City (2001–present).

Biography

Jeunesse
Hugh Quarshie est d'origines ghanéenne, britannique et hollandaise par sa mère, Emma Wilhelmina, née Philips, et son père, Richard Quarshie, descendant de chefs de tribu africains. Né à Accra, au Ghana, il émigre au Royaume-Uni avec ses parents à l'âge de trois ans. Scolarisé à Bryanston School, dans le Dorset, puis à la Dean Close School de Cheltenham où il joue le rôle d'Othello au théâtre Tuckwell, il étudie ensuite le PPE à Christ Church. Quarshie souhaite d'abord devenir journaliste, avant de se tourner vers le métier d'acteur. Il est membre de la Royal Shakespeare Company et apparaît dans de nombreuses productions théâtrales et télévisée, notamment aux côtés de Judi Dench dans Behaving Badly.


Carrière
Hugh Quarshie est connu pour ses rôles de Sunda Kastagir dans Highlander et du Capitaine Panaka dans Star Wars, épisode I : La Menace fantôme. Il apparaît dans le double-épisode de la série Doctor Who, L'expérience finale et DGM : Dalek génétiquement modifié diffusés en avril 2007, dans lequel il incarne Solomon, chef du Hooverville de Central Park. Il se rend également à la convention Star Wars organisée pour la sortie de La Menace fantôme, la Star Wars Celebration en 1999.

Il incarne également Ric Griffin dans la série hospitalière Holby City, tient le premier rôle, celui du père Gus, dans Sanctuaire de Michele Soavi et interprète Aaron le Maure dans une adaptation par la BBC du Titus Andronicus de Shakespeare.

Hugh Quarshie prête sa voix à plusieurs programmes télévisés, notamment pour un documentaire sur les chutes d'Iguazu intitulé Mega Falls of Iguacu en 2006 ainsi que l'adaptation du roman Small Islands réalisée en 2009. En 2010 il est le narrateur de la série animalière The Great Rift: Africa's Wild Heart produite par la BBC et Animal Planet. En 2010, il participe à l'émission Who Do You Think You Are?, qui retrace ses origines ghanéennes et hollandaises. Cette émission révèle qu'il descend de Pieter Martinus Johannes Kamerling, un notable hollandais de la Côte de l'Or, faisant de lui un parent éloigné d'Antonie Kamarling, acteur lui aussi.

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Filmography of Hugh Quarshie (15 films)

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Actor

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, 2h14
Directed by David Yates
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Actors Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Katherine Waterston, Johnny Depp, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol
Roles Mustafa Kama
Rating66% 3.305123.305123.305123.305123.30512
En 1927, quelques mois seulement après son arrestation par le Congrès magique des États-Unis, Gellert Grindelwald s'évade et souhaite rassembler des sorciers de « sang-pur » afin de régner sur l’ensemble de la population non magique. Albus Dumbledore, un professeur renommé de l'école de sorcellerie britannique de Poudlard, et ancien ami d'enfance de Grindelwald, semble le seul en mesure de l'arrêter.
Red Sparrow, 2h20
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films, Children's films
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeremy Irons
Roles Simon Benford
Rating65% 3.298633.298633.298633.298633.29863
Dominika Egorova est une jeune danseuse étoile russe au Bolchoï. Un soir, lors d'une représentation, son partenaire chute sur elle et lui brise le tibia. Elle ne pourra plus jamais danser mais, pour subvenir aux besoins de sa mère malade, son oncle Ivan, qui travaille au SVR, le service de renseignement extérieur qui a succédé à la première direction du KGB, lui propose une première mission en échange de soins médicaux continus pour sa mère. Elle est chargée de séduire Dimitry Ustinov, un politicien russe. Alors qu'Ustinov la viole, il est tué par Simionov, un agent russe engagé par Ivan. Ivan offre à Dominika le choix de commencer à travailler pour les services de renseignements russes, ou d'être exécutée pour qu'il n'y ait pas de témoins.
Conspiracy of Silence, 1h30
Directed by John Deery
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films about religion, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Hugh Quarshie, Jonathan Forbes, Hugh Bonneville, Seán McGinley, Jason Barry, Chris O'Dowd
Roles Fr. Joseph Ennis
Rating65% 3.2841153.2841153.2841153.2841153.284115
Father Sweeney (Patrick Casey), a gay Catholic priest living with HIV, commits suicide. His death leads local investigative journalist David Foley (Jason Barry) to write a story that publicly identifies Sweeney as having HIV.
It Was an Accident
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Max Beesley, James Bolam, Nicola Stapleton, Neil Dudgeon, Hugh Quarshie
Roles George Hurlock
Rating57% 2.867812.867812.867812.867812.86781
A sa sortie de prison, Nicky, un petit escroc londonien, est bien décidé à revenir sur le droit chemin. Il est aidé en cela par son fils, Danny, et par la jolie Noreen, fille d'un policier. Mais Nicky ne tarde pas à croiser la route d'individus peu recommandables qui le feront replonger dans l'univers du crime.
Arabian Nights (TV miniseries), 2h55
Directed by Steve Barron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Historical
Actors Mili Avital, Dougray Scott, Jason Scott Lee, Alan Bates, James Frain, James Callis
Roles Mustappa
Rating74% 3.746443.746443.746443.746443.74644
The series starts in Baghdad at an undetermined time (since the story teller seems to live during the 8th century, but the stories that are told take place during the era of muskets, Englishmen, and queue-era Chinese hairstyles, which means they take place in the 17th century at the earliest). The Sultan Shahryar (Dougray Scott) has gone mad after accidentally killing his treacherous wife during a failed coup d'état, which she had planned with Shahryar's brother Schahzenan (James Frain). In his madness, Shahryar believes that all women now want to kill him, but the law states that the Sultan must be married again or the throne will be passed to his brother. Shahryar therefore orders Grand Vizier Ja'Far (Jim Carter) to bring him one of his concubines from the harem to marry and then have executed the next day.
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, 2h16
Directed by George Lucas
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Space adventure films, Seafaring films, Monde imaginaire, Transport films, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Ian McDiarmid, Terence Stamp
Roles Captain Panaka
Rating64% 3.2499953.2499953.2499953.2499953.249995
In response to taxation on trade routes in the Galactic Republic, the Trade Federation organizes a blockade of battleships around the planet Naboo. Supreme Chancellor Valorum dispatches Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi to negotiate with the Trade Federation leadership to end the blockade. Darth Sidious, a Sith Lord and the Trade Federation's secret adviser, orders Federation Viceroy Nute Gunray to kill the Jedi and invade Naboo with an army of battle droids. The Jedi flee to Naboo, where Qui-Gon saves Gungan outcast Jar Jar Binks from being killed during the invasion. Indebted to the Jedi, Jar Jar leads them to an underwater Gungan city. There the Jedi try but fail to persuade the Gungan leader, Boss Nass into helping the people of Naboo, though they are able to obtain transportation to Theed, the capital city on the surface. They rescue Queen Amidala, the ruler of the Naboo people, and escape the planet on her royal starship, which is damaged as they pass the Federation blockade.
To Walk with Lions, 1h46
Directed by Carl Schultz
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Richard Harris, John Michie, Ian Bannen, Honor Blackman, Kerry Fox, Hugh Quarshie
Roles Hugh
Rating68% 3.441873.441873.441873.441873.44187
Tony Fitzjohn (John Michie) has just come to work on Kora, a lion preserve, for two elderly brothers, George and Terrence Adamson (Ian Bannen). On the first day Fitzjohn goes against George’s advice and is nearly mauled by a lion. Being informed this is how the last person to fill his position came to be killed, he writes the whole place off as crazy and decides to leave. With a last minute change of heart, and a lion cub brought in from a zoo for him to train and reintroduce into the wild he soon discovers his life’s true calling.
Wing Commander, 1h40
Directed by Chris Roberts
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Films about computing, Jeu, Films set in the future, Films about video games, Space opera, Films based on video games, Children's films
Actors Freddie Prinze, Jr., Saffron Burrows, Matthew Lillard, Tchéky Karyo, Jürgen Prochnow, David Suchet
Roles Lt. Obutu
Rating43% 2.152132.152132.152132.152132.15213
It is the year 2654 and an interstellar war is raging between the Terran Confederation and the cat-like alien Kilrathi. Christopher Blair (Freddie Prinze, Jr.) and Todd Marshall (Matthew Lillard) are cocky young pilots traveling aboard the small supply ship Diligent, commanded by Captain Taggart (Tchéky Karyo), to their new posting aboard the carrier Tiger Claw.
Nightbreed
Nightbreed (1990)
, 1h42
Directed by Clive Barker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Horror, Romance
Themes Serial killer films, Children's films
Actors Craig Sheffer, David Cronenberg, Charles Haid, Anne Bobby, Hugh Quarshie, Doug Bradley
Roles Detective Joyce
Rating65% 3.2991653.2991653.2991653.2991653.299165
Aaron Boone dreams of Midian, a city where monsters are accepted. At the request of girlfriend Lori Winston, Boone is seeing psychotherapist Dr. Phillip K. Decker, who convinces Boone that he committed a series of murders. In reality, Decker is a masked serial killer who has murdered several families. Decker drugs Boone with LSD disguised as lithium and orders Boone to turn himself in. Before he can, Boone is struck by a truck and taken to a hospital. There, Boone overhears the rants of Narcisse who seeks to enter Midian. Narcisse, convinced that Boone is there to test him, gives Boone directions before tearing the skin off his face. Boone makes his way to Midian, a city standing under a massive graveyard. Once there, he encounters supernatural creatures Kinski and Peloquin. Kinski says that they should bring him below, but Peloquin refuses to allow in a normal human. Boone claims to be a murderer, but Peloquin smells his innocence and attacks him. Boone escapes, only to run into a squad of police officers led by Decker. Boone is gunned down by the police after Decker tries to get him to turn himself in. Due to Peloquin's bite, he comes back to life in the morgue. When he returns to Midian, he finds Narcisse there and he is inducted into their society by Dirk Lylesburg, leader of the Nightbreed. In an initiation ceremony, he is touched by the blood of their deity Baphomet.
The Church
The Church (1989)
, 1h38
Directed by Michele Soavi
Origin Italie
Genres Horror
Themes Films about religion, Demons in film
Actors Hugh Quarshie, Tomas Arana, Asia Argento, Feodor Chaliapin, Jr., Barbara Cupisti, John Richardson
Roles Father Gus
Rating61% 3.097683.097683.097683.097683.09768
In medieval Germany, the Teutonic Knights massacre a village of supposed "witches" and build the titular structure over their dead bodies. In the present day, the church's new librarian (Tomas Arana) breaks the seal of the crypt out of curiosity and releases the evil spirits contained beneath it. At the same time, the church's automated mechanisms, which were set up by the architect who built the church, are triggered, causing the doors to close and trapping everyone inside, including a group of visitors. Father Gus (Hugh Quarshie), the only person not affected by the demons, eventually finds the way to make the church collapse on itself but dies in the process of doing so. Before the movie ends, Lotte (Asia Argento), the sacristan's daughter and the sole survivor of the incident, is seen walking towards the ruins of the church. She finds the seal of the crypt, opens it and peers inside. Blue light emits from within, just like when the librarian first opened it, and she smiles.
Highlander
Highlander (1986)
, 1h56
Directed by Russell Mulcahy, Stephen Hopkins
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Time travel films, Children's films, Immortalité
Actors Christophe Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Roxanne Hart, Alan North, Jon Polito
Roles Sunda Kastagir
Rating70% 3.5485953.5485953.5485953.5485953.548595
Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez In 1985, Connor MacLeod, also known as the Highlander, is in New York City. In an arena parking garage, Connor is confronted by fellow immortal Iman Fasil, and decapitates him, upon which an energy surge destroys several cars around him. Police swarm the exit to the garage, and arrest Connor.
Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend, 1h35
Directed by Bill L. Norton
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Children's films
Actors William Katt, Sean Young, Patrick McGoohan, Julian Fellowes, Hugh Quarshie, Julian Curry
Roles Kenge Obe
Rating51% 2.55582.55582.55582.55582.5558
George Loomis (William Katt) and and his wife Dr. Susan Matthews-Loomis (Sean Young) find a family of Mokele-mbembe (referred to as Brontosaurs) in Central Africa and they struggle to protect them from a greedy scientist named Dr. Eric Kiviat (Patrick McGoohan) and the military.
The Dogs of War, 1h50
Directed by John Irvin
Origin United-kingdom
Genres War, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Monde imaginaire
Actors Christopher Walken, Tom Berenger, Colin Blakely, Hugh Millais, Paul Freeman, Jean-François Stévenin
Roles L'officier de police du Zangaro
Rating63% 3.1963053.1963053.1963053.1963053.196305
As the film opens, mercenaries Jamie Shannon, Drew, Derek, Michel, Terry and Richard are making a hasty exit from a war-torn Central American country by forcing their way onto a government civilian DC-3 airplane. When a Central American officer demands Richard's body to be removed to make room for others, one of the mercenaries shows he is still able to safely grasp the spoon of a hand grenade and Drew insists his friend "goes home". After Shannon returns home, he gets an offer from a British businessman named Endean who is interested in "certain resources" of a small African nation named Zangaro. Endean pays Shannon $15,000 to go on a reconnaissance mission in Zangaro which is run by a paranoid and brutal dictator named General Kimba.
The Knowledge, 1h29
Directed by Bob Brooks
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Nigel Hawthorne, Kim Taylforth, Jonathan Lynn, David Ryall, Michael Elphick, Maureen Lipman
Roles Campion
Rating75% 3.7956553.7956553.7956553.7956553.795655
Four out of work Londoners apply to do "The Knowledge" to become London taxi drivers. They have to contend with learning 20,000 streets and 500 set routes as well as Mr Burgess, a notoriously sadistic examiner from the Public Carriage Office.