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Doncaster Features: Famous Doncastrian: Edward Hogg
Edward (George) Hogg (born 1979) is an English actor born in Doncaster, best known for portraying Jesco White in White Lightnin' and Stephen Turnbull in Bunny and the Bull.
Hogg's mother is a teacher and his father a retired civil engineer. As a teenager, Hogg was a member of several bands, including being lead singer in post-punk group Porno King, in which he was the lead singer.
When the band split, he joined an amateur dramatics group, Sheffield MISTCO, with his younger sister, transferring his love of performance to acting.
Hogg trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art between 1999 and 2002 and his professional debut was in a production of My Father's Son at the Sheffield Crucible.
He performed in various productions at the National Theatre, Gate Theatre and the Bristol Old Vic, as well as appearing briefly in TV programmes Doctors, Heartbeat and Silent Witness.
Hogg made his film debut in Nicholas Nickleby (2002), playing the younger version of David Bradley's character, Mr Bray.
Hogg was awarded a Commendation at the 2005 Ian Charleson Awards for his performance in the Gate Theatre, London production of Woyzeck. He was nominated for Most Promising Newcomer at the British Independent Film Awards 2009 for his role in White Lightnin', and won Best Actor awards at the Monterrey and Mumbai Film Festivals for the same role.
In 2010 Hogg was the UK recipient of the Shooting Stars Award at the Berlin Film Festival, and of the Chopard/Premiere Magazine Male Revelation of the Year Award 2010 at the Cannes Film Festival.
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