A Guildford Book Festival Event

In Conversation with Hugh Bonneville

Playing under the Piano - From Downton to Darkest Peru

Hugh Bonneville is one of Britain’s most accomplished actors, familiar  to audiences worldwide for his roles in Notting Hill, the Paddington films and Downton Abbey. From getting his big break as Third Shepherd in the school nativity play, to mistaking a Hollywood star for an estate agent, Hugh creates a vivid picture of a career on stage and screen. What is it like working with Judi Dench and Julia Roberts, or playing Robert de Niro’s right leg, or not being Gary Oldman, twice? A wickedly funny storyteller, Hugh also writes with poignancy about his father’s dementia and of his mother, whose life in the secret service only emerged after her death. Whether telling stories of working with divas, Dames or a bear with a penchant for marmalade, this is a entertaining account of his life as an actor.

Hugh Bonneville was born in London in 1963. After school in Sherborne, Dorset, and studying Theology at Cambridge, Hugh 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 for his performance as Robert Crawley in Downton Abbey, and BAFTA nominations for his roles in Iris, Twenty Twelve and W1A.

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Prices

Tickets £22

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You can add a copy of Hugh's book 'Playing under the Piano' to your order for £17 (RRP £20). You will be given this option when you visit your basket before the checkout.

Details

Venue: Main House

Running Time: Approximately 1 hour, with no interval.

Show Times

Mon 24 Oct, 7:30pm

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