Hugh Fraser is the son-in-law of the actor Jeremy Hawk and the actress Joan Heal. He trained at Webber Douglas and worked in repertory theatre companies in Oxford, Edinburgh, Manchester and Ipswich. Hugh has a wide career in theater, TV, and film. His most famous role is probably Captain Hastings in Poirot, though he has had other starring roles, such as the Duke of Wellington in Sharpe. He is married to Belinda Lang and has one child.