In the six seasons of the show, Lord G, played by Hugh Bonneville, was assailed by all around him, whether that was having to accept that Downton and its purpose and structure needed to change, alongside gender equality and much more, usually precipitated by some kind of scandal.
Hugh Bonneville launched his acting career with London's National Youth Theatre, while simultaneously studying theology at Cambridge University. He also trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. A veteran actor, he has appeared in , , and among others. Bonneville appeared opposite Kate Winslet in the 2001 feature film , and is slated to star in the 2012 feature film , alongside alums Hayley Atwell () and David Morrissey ().
A runaway hit when it debuted on PBS in 2011, “Downton Abbey” is widely credited with reigniting American viewers’ passion for British drama. Beloved cast members include Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, Joanne Froggatt and more.