I first noticed Brit actor Hugh Bonneville in the 90s, in films such as “Notting Hill” and “Iris.” He’s been plugging along on film and (British) TV for 25 years or so.
But it wasn’t until “Downton Abbey” needed a proper Lord Grantham that Bonneville became a household name. How has “Downton” translated into BIG paydays, movie roles?
Well, he’s the actuary/risk expert father whose wife (Sally Hawkins) and kids agree to take in the homeless, accident-prone Peruvian bear whom they name “Paddington,” in a new kids’ film. Savvy move? You bet. The film is an adorable marvel of sentiment and very British fun.
Questions for Bonneville? I’d love some suggestions. Comment away, and thanks for the help