Best known for his performances in Killing Eve, The English Game, Indian Summers, and The Inbetweeners, Henry Lloyd-Hughes has become a familiar presence on our screens, establishing himself as an actor of considerable talent. As well as acting, Henry is a lover of cricket and clothes, indulging the latter passion recently when he commissioned a suit from our made-to-measure service. We visited his home shortly before lockdown to photograph him in his brown herringbone two-piece, and to ask him a few questions about his life and work.
Photography by Isaac Marley-Morgan.
Tell us about how you first came to acting.
School plays and sketch writing to entertain myself and my mates. I was lucky enough to get to study GCSE drama at school, it was the first subject I studied where I felt I might have some advantage!
What would be a dream role for you?
I can think of only two that I’ve seen that I wished I could build a time machine and it be me instead. Ralph Fiennes in The Grand Budapest Hotel and Jean Dujardin in The Artist.
Where does your interest in clothes originate from?
Clothes for me have always been the easiest way of transforming my mood. They are my daily antidepressant. The daily task of dressing could feel cumbersome, but within it is an opportunity to reinvent yourself, to dress for the person you want to be that day. My teenage years were spent experimenting with so many different looks, I’m a little less extreme now, but I’m still having fun.