Thursday, 19 January 2012

Period Movie Star - Hugh Bonneville

Hugh Bonneville
Hugh Bonneville as
Captain Oldknow in
From Time to Time
Hugh Richard Bonneville Williams, more commonly know as Hugh Bonneville, is quite a famous name in the British cinema and on TV. Hugh Bonneville was born on 10th November, 1963, in London. After hi schooling in London, he joined the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, in London in order to fulfill his dream of becoming an actor. He is also an alumnus of the National Youth Theater.

Hugh Bonneville has acted in a number of period dramas, both on TV and the big screen. Some of his works are -

Hugh Bonneville as
Mr. Rushworth in
Mansfield Park
  1. Henleigh Grandcourt in Daniel Deronda (2002) (TV mini series)
  2. Jeremy Ogivly in The Vicar of Dibley (2007) (TV mini series)
  3. Prince Regent in Beau: This Charming Man (2006) (TV mini series)
  4. Rev. Brook Bridges in Miss Austen Regrets (TV Movie) (2008)
  5. Sir Hugh Carlton Greene in Filth:The Mary Whitehouse Story (TV Movie) (2008)
  6. Mr. Bennet in Lost in Austen (TV mini series) (2008)
  7. Gilbert in Glorious 39 (2009)
  8. Pilate in Ben Hur(TV) (2010)
  9. Edward Masterman in Agatha Christie's Poirot - Murder on the Orient Express (TV series) (2010)
Some of his major roles are -
Hugh Bonneville as
Robert Crawley in
Downton Abbey
  1. Mr. Rushworth in Mansfield Park (1999) - very rich but dim witted fiance of Maria.
  2. Captain Oldknow in From Time to Time (2009)
  3. Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham in Downton Abbey (2010)
His most noted and famous role to date is that of Robert Crawley in Downton Abbey, which also earned him a Golden Globe nomination for the best actor in a television series. 

Hugh Bonneville is one of those actors who are meant for the period dramas, through and through!

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