Hugh Bonneville

Hugh Bonneville was a member of the National Youth Theatre, studied Theology at Cambridge and made his professional debut at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in 1986, “bashing a cymbal” in A Midsummer Night's Dream and understudying Ralph Fiennes as Lysander. He then spent several seasons with the National Theatre and joined the RSC in 1991. His career has gone on to include film and television, and is probably best known internationally for playing Robert, Earl of Grantham in Downton Abbey.