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Hugh Bonneville stars in "Downton Abbey" on PBS as Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham. Bonneville calls writer/director Julian Fellowes, "the most humane of writers ... " And he speaks affectionately of the characters in Downton Abbey as being three-dimensional. "They aren't goodies, or baddies; they are like all of us — flawed."

Bonneville also stars in the 2012 feature film "The Return of Captain Nemo," alongside "Masterpiece" alums Hayley Atwell ("Any Human Heart") and David Morrissey ("South Riding").

British actor 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 "Masterpiece" actor, he has appeared in "Miss Austen Regrets," "Daniel Deronda," "Madame Bovary" and "The Cazalets," among others.

On the big screen, Bonneville was seen in Miramax's "The Underclassman," starring Nick Cannon and Roselyn Sanchez, for director Marcos Siega; "Asylum," opposite Natasha Richardson and Ian McKellen, for director David Mackenzie; and "Piccadilly Jim," with fellow "Stage Beauty" cast members Tom Wilkinson and Tom Hollander, for director John McKay. Bonneville previously worked with Richard Eyre on the director's Academy Award-winning "Iris," for which Bonneville won the Best Young Actor Award at the Berlin Film Festival and a BAFTA Best Supporting Actor nomination for his portrayal of the Young John Bayley. Other feature credits include Patricia Rozema's "Mansfield Park" and Roger Michell's "Notting Hill."

On television, Bonneville narrated "Country House Rescue," starred in BBC's "Twenty Twelve," "The Silence" and "Bonekickers," as well as ITV's "Lost in Austen" and CBS's "Courting Alex," and was seen in the controversial drama "Hear the Silence" and played the title role in "Philip Larkin: Love Again." His many small screen credits include "Daniel Deronda, "Tipping the Velvet," "Armadillo," "Take a Girl Like You" and the Emmy Award-winning Churchill drama, "The Gathering Storm."

On stage, Bonneville appeared in "Us and Them" at the Hampstead Theatre. Other theater work includes Sam Mendes's production of "Habeas Corpus" at the Donmar, where he also appeared in "Beautiful Thing," which he later co-produced in the West End. His work for the Royal Shakespeare Company includes playing Laertes to Kenneth Branagh's "Hamlet," "The Alchemist," "Two Gentlemen of Verona" and "'Tis Pity She's a Whore." Seasons at the Royal National Theatre include "The School for Scandal," "Yerma" and the title role in "The Devil's Disciple."

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Age: 52 years old
Birthday: November 10, 1963
Height: 6' 2"
Full Name / Real Name: Hugh Richard Bonneville Williams
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Wife: Lulu Evans (11/4/1998, 1 child)

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