Hugh is very much one of the up-and-coming stars at the moment.
I first seen Hugh in a guest appearance on Relic Hunter where he also had a french accent (a language which he is also fluent in). I really liked him in this role, but didn't see him again until I seen his wonderful performance in Daniel Deronda.
Hugh as Daniel Deronda showed his acting in a different light and he performed this period piece with absolute perfection and grace.
My favourite line though of the acting I have seen comes from his performance in Ella Enchanted when he is asked if he is a good runner and he replies - "Not particulary".
A wonderful actor who I believe has a long career ahead of him - I would love to see him in another period piece.