Welcome to the official website for actor Hugh Bonneville


DOWNTON ABBEY has been nominated for 12 Emmy Awards.

Hugh will be performing traditional readings at the Christmas Classics concert on 16th December 2014 at the Royal Albert Hall. Buy tickets here.

Upcoming DVD and Blu-ray releases include:
MUPPETS MOST WANTED on 11th August (UK), 12th August (US)
on 9th September (US)
A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF DOWNTON on 25th September 2014
DOWNTON: SERIES 3 SCRIPTS on 6th November (UK), 16th Dec (US)
W1A on 25th May 2015 (UK)

Hugh selected a war poem, The Soldier by Rupert Brooke, for the anthology Poems That Make Grown Men Cry. The book is available to buy in the UK and in the US.



Coming Soon

  • Lost and Found

    Audiobook from Living Paintings. Release date: tbc.

    Living Paintings is a charity that publishes Touch to See books that bring the visual...

  • My Shakespeare

    1 x 60min documentary for PBS. TX: September 2014, Sky Arts.

    Hugh uncovers the story behind A Midsummer Night's Dream.

    It will air in the US...

  • Downton Abbey - Series 5

    Series and Christmas special for ITV. TX: September 2014.

    The series continues the story of the Crawley family and their servants. Hugh plays...

For the complete list please click here

Interviews & Articles

Giving Back: Any purchases made on Amazon via links from this site benefit one of Hugh's charities.  

Here's how it works: click on either of the Amazon buttons on the Homepage or on an Amazon link elsewhere on the site and any completed purchase made on amazon.co.uk or amazon.com during that visit will generate a commission for this website, which is then passed on to the charity as an annual donation. You don't even have to buy the item which first took you to the Amazon site. 

In the 6 months to December 2011 £101.25 was raised in this way, a further £840 in 2012, rising to £895.70 in 2013. In total £1836.95 has been donated to Merlin, the international medical healthcare charity, through this simple but effective fund-raising method. 

In 2014 Hugh will donate the money raised to Scene & Heard.   Click here to read about the fantastic work Scene & Heard does in mentoring children from challenging backgrounds in writing and creating theatre.