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Playing Under the Piano: From Downton to Darkest Peru

Playing Under the Piano: From Downton to Darkest Peru

by Hugh Bonneville
Playing Under the Piano: From Downton to Darkest Peru

Playing Under the Piano: From Downton to Darkest Peru

by Hugh Bonneville

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Overview

A moving, laugh-out-loud memoir from one of today’s best-loved British actors, whose credits include Downton Abbey, Notting Hill, and Paddington.

From getting his big break as Third Shepherd in the school nativity play, to mistaking a Hollywood star for an estate agent, Hugh Bonneville creates a brilliantly 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, Bonneville also writes with poignancy about his father’s dementia and of his mother, whose life in the secret service emerged only after her death.
Whether telling stories of working with divas, Dames, or a bear with a penchant for marmalade, this is a richly entertaining account of his life as an actor.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635423426
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
Publication date: 11/08/2022
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Hugh Bonneville began his acting career as a member of the National Youth Theatre and made his professional debut at the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park, in 1986. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1991, appearing in Two Gentlemen of Verona as well as playing Laertes to Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet. He is best known for playing Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham, in Downton Abbey. Over its six seasons, the series won dozens of awards worldwide, and Bonneville received one Golden Globe and two Emmy nominations for his performance. He is a patron of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain and National Youth Arts Trust. He lives in West Sussex with his wife.

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