From Notting Hill to Downton Abbey, Hugh Bonneville looks back on an extraordinary career

Interview by Roxy Simons for Yahoo!

27th June 2024
Source: Yahoo! News

Hugh Bonneville shares insight into his career for Role Recall

Hugh Bonneville has an impressive legacy of work, from Paddington to Downton Abbey, Twenty Twelve and The Gold, the actor has won over the hearts and minds of the British public.

The actor began his career on the stage, working with the National Theatre and then the Royal Shakespeare Company where he acted opposite Kenneth Branagh in Hamlet.

It was in 1994 that his film and TV career began thanks to Branagh who cast him in a small role in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and the rest, as they say, is history.

With so many titles behind him, and plenty more ahead including his new ITV drama Douglas is Cancelled, Bonneville is keen to look back and reflect on his journey through the entertainment industry with Yahoo UK for our series Role Recall.

The Downton Abbey star speaks to Yahoo UK about his impressive legacy of work with roles from Paddington to Douglas is Cancelled.

00:04 – Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein [1994]
02:31 – Tomorrow Never Dies [1997]
03:26 – Notting Hill [1999]
05:22 – The Vicar of Dibley [2007]
07:10 – Downton Abbey [2010 – present]
10:46 – Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express [2010]
12:05 – Doctor Who [2011]
13:23 – Twenty Twelve [2011-2012]
14:53 – W1A [2014, 2017]
16:38 – The Monuments Men [2014]
18:02 – Paddington [2014 – present]
21:26 – The Gold [2023 – present]
22:20 – Douglas is Cancelled [2023 – present]


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