Award-winning actor Hugh Bonneville was in conversation with Matt Wolf. Matt is London theatre critic of The International New York Times (formerly The International Herald Tribune) and theatre editor of The Arts Desk. There was also an opportunity for questions!
Hugh’s many film credits include Notting Hill, Iris, The Monuments Men, Viceroy’s House and the two Paddington films. He will soon be seen in Nick Moorcraft’s crime thriller The Corrupted, directed by Ron Scalpello and starring Sam Caflin, Noel Clarke, Timothy Spall and David Hayman.
Hugh’s recent television roles include Ian Fletcher in the BAFTA-winning Twenty Twelve and W1A (BBC) and Robert Crawley in ITV/PBS Masterpiece’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.
Hugh has been a member of the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, his most recent stage appearance being as Dr Stockmann in Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People at Chichester Festival Theatre.
He has presented two documentaries, one on A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Sky Arts, the other being an analysis of the last days of Jesus, Countdown to Calvary, filmed in Jerusalem in 2017; Hugh read Theology at Cambridge.
He is a patron of several charities, including the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, Scene & Heard and the Primary Shakespeare Company.