Actor and Writer
Hugh Bonneville’s film credits include Notting Hill, Iris, The Monuments Men, as well as the Paddington movies and Downton Abbey movies. I Came By, a contemporary thriller by director Babak Anvari is currently on Netflix.
Hugh’s television roles include Ian Fletcher in the BAFTA-winning Twenty Twelve and W1A (BBC) and Robert Crawley in ITV’s global hit, Downton Abbey, for which he received nominations for a Golden Globe, two Emmys and along with his fellow cast members won three SAG Awards for Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series. He recently completed filming The Gold, a six-part drama about the 1983 Brink’s-Mat bullion robbery for BBC One, iPlayer and Paramount+.
Hugh’s stage career spans more than three decades and includes seasons with the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. His most recent appearances were in Enemy of the People and Shadowlands, both at Chichester Festival Theatre. Hugh is a patron of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, The National Youth Arts Trust, Scene &Heard, The Primary Shakespeare Company and the South Downs National Park Trust. He recently published his memoir, Playing Under the Piano: From Downton to Darkest Peru, which is Hugh’s first book, “reflecting on three decades of trying not to bump into the furniture.” He lives in West Sussex with his wife, Lulu Williams. They have a son, Felix.