Hugh Bonneville Biography
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Robert Crawley’ in the TV Series ‘Downton Abbey’)
Birthday: November 10, 1963 (Scorpio)
Born In: Paddington, London, United Kingdom
Hugh Richard Bonneville Williams is a British actor best recognized for featuring as Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham in ITV’s historical drama ‘Downton Abbey,’ a role which earned him two consecutive Emmy Award nominations alongside a Golden Globe nomination. Born to a nurse and a urological surgeon, he was raised in a family with no links to the entertainment world. Bonneville grew up with a dream to become a lawyer. However, he changed his mind as a young man. After studying at Dulwich College Preparatory School and Sherborne School, he went to study acting at London’s Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. His professional career started with theatrical plays and eventually he shifted to television in 1990. Bonneville simultaneously began acting in films as well, and has since been consistently performing on both the small and the big screens. The London-born actor is extremely benevolent and often donates to charities.