Hugh Bonneville

Actor
A classically trained English actor, Hugh Bonneville spent years honing his craft on stage, including a stint with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Starting in 1990, he became a fixture on the British small screen ... Read more »
Born: 11/09/1963 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (56)

Downton Abbey 2010 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Galavant 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Paddington 2015 (Movie)

Henry Brown (Actor)

Hippie Hippie Shake 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Knife Edge 2014 (Movie)

Pollock (Actor)

Lollipop 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Muppets Most Wanted 2014 (Movie)

Irish Journalist (Actor)

Piccadilly Jim 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Graham Norton Show 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Monuments Men 2014 (Movie)

Donald Jeffries (Actor)

Top Gear 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Born to Royalty 2013 (Movie)

(Narrator)

The Magnificent Lion Boy 2012 (Movie)

(Voice)

Twenty Twelve 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Ben-Hur 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Burke and Hare 2011 (Movie)

Lord Harrington (Actor)

Doctor Who 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Filth 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

French Film 2009 (Movie)

Jed (Actor)

From Time to Time 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Glorious 39 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Third Star 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Five Days 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Four Last Songs 2007 (Movie)

Sebastian (Actor)

Tsunami, The Aftermath 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Courting Alex 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Scenes of a Sexual Nature 2006 (Movie)

Gerry (Actor)

Asylum 2005 (Movie)

Max Raphael (Actor)

Man To Man 2005 (Movie)

Fraser (Actor)

The Robinsons 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Underclassman 2005 (Movie)

Headmaster Powers (Actor)

Conspiracy of Silence 2004 (Movie)

Father Jack Dowling (Actor)

Doctor Zhivago 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Stage Beauty 2004 (Movie)

Samuel Pepys (Actor)

The Biographer 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Tipping the Velvet 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Emperor's New Clothes 2002 (Movie)

Bertrand (Actor)

The Lonely War 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Blow Dry 2001 (Movie)

Louis (Actor)

High Heels and Low Lives 2001 (Movie)

Farmer (Actor)

Iris 2001 (Movie)

Young John Bayley (Actor)

Take a Girl Like You 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Madame Bovary 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Heat of the Sun 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Mansfield Park 1999 (Movie)

Mr Rushworth (Actor)

Notting Hill 1999 (Movie)

Bernie (Actor)

The Scold's Bridle 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 (Movie)

Air Warfare officer (Actor)

Lost in Austen (Movie)

Mr. Bennet (Actor)

Miss Austen Regrets (TV Show)

Actor

The Cazalets (TV Show)

Actor

The Gathering Storm (TV Show)

Actor

Thursday the 12th (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A classically trained English actor, Hugh Bonneville spent years honing his craft on stage, including a stint with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Starting in 1990, he became a fixture on the British small screen. International audiences were charmed by his supporting turns in "Notting Hill" (1999) and "Mansfield Park" (1999), but he most impressed critics for his unforgettable turn as the young John Bayley opposite Kate Winslet in the acclaimed "Iris" (2001), which earned him a Best Supporting Actor BAFTA nomination. While continuing his steady presence on British television, he earned more international attention for his supporting turns as a publisher in "Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairy Tale" (Hallmark Channel, 2003), famed diarist Samuel Pepys in "Stage Beauty" (2004), Mr. Bennet in "Lost in Austen" (ITV, 2008) and Pontius Pilate in "Ben Hur" (ABC, 2010). He once again struck critical and commercial gold with his starring role as Robert, Earl of Grantham, in the beloved "Downton Abbey" (ITV, 2010- ), which saw him playing husband to Elizabeth McGovern. Immensely charismatic and talented, Hugh Bonneville displayed an amazing range, able to dazzle in comedy and drama as well as period and contemporary pieces.

EDUCATION

Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art

Milestones

2011

Guest starred on the long running sci-fi series "Doctor Who" (BBC)

2010

Cast as Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham on the ensemble British period drama "Downton Abbey" (ITV/PBS)

2009

Reprised role of Iain Barclay in the two-part police drama "Hunter" (BBC)

2007

Landed a featured role as detective Iain Barclay in the crime drama miniseries "Five Days" (BBC/HBO)

2007

Won critical raves for his solo performance as Mr. Pooter, a middle aged city clerk, in "The Diary of a Nobody" (BBC)

2004

Starred in a production of "Cloaca" at London's Old Vic Theatre

2003

Portrayed poet Philip Larkin in the BBC drama "Love Again"

2001

Earned critical praise for playing the young John Bayley opposite Kate Winslet in "Iris"

2000

Took a villainous turn in the BBC's "Take a Girl Like You"

1999

Cast as good natured, bumbling characters in "Notting Hill" and "Mansfield Park"

1994

Feature film debut in "Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein," directed by Branagh

1991

Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, appearing in "Two Gentlemen of Verona," "The Alchemist," and "Amphibians"; also played Laertes to Kenneth Branagh’s "Hamlet"

1990

Television acting debut (billed as Richard Bonneville) on the ITV crime drama series "Chancer"

1986

Made his professional debut at the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park, in "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" and understudying Ralph Fiennes as Lysander

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