Event 6 | Hugh Bonneville | Playing Under The Piano


Hugh Bonneville Playing Under The Piano – From Downton to Darkest Peru

One of Britain’s most distinguished actors, Hugh Bonneville, is familiar to worldwide audiences for his roles in Downton Abbey and the Paddington films. From getting his break as Third Shepherd in the school nativity play, to mistaking a Hollywood star for an estate agent, Hugh chronicles a brilliantly vivid picture of a career on stage and screen. A wickedly funny storyteller, Hugh also writes with poignancy of his Father’s dementia and his Mother who worked for the Secret Service and, with relish,  about working with divas, dames and a bear with a penchant for marmalade.

In conversation with Julian Fellowes

When: Sunday 6th November 2022 @ 6.00 pm
Where: Electric Palace
Sponsored by: Jean Edwards


Hugh Bonneville was born in London in 1963.  After School in Sherborne, Dorset, and studying Theology at Cambridge, he became a professional actor in 1985. His career has spanned radio, television, film and stage including appearances at The National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Chichester Festival Theatre and in the West End.  He received two Emmy nominations fort his performance as Robert Crawley in Downton Abbey, and BAFTA nominations for his roles in Iris, Twenty Twelve and W1A.

Lord Fellowes of West Stafford DL is President of the Bridport Literary Festival and finds time to support the festival whenever he can.  He needs no introduction as actor, novelist, film director and screenwriter.  He created and has written the Downton Abbey tv series and both films and been instrumental in so many other projects which have captivated audiences worldwide.

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