The ‘Downton Abbey’ Cast Member Who Gets ‘Emotional’ When Reading Fan Letters

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Downton Abbey, the favored British TV collection might have ended, however for a lot of followers, the tales nonetheless resonate.  One of the forged of Downton Abbey Hugh Bonneville not too long ago admitted he will get emotional when studying fan letters.

The ‘Downton Abbey’ characters’ whose marriage carries the present

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Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery on the set of the Downton Abbey film | Jaap Buitendijk / Focus Features

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As Downton Abbey‘s creator, Julian Fellowes, defined to WLIW in an interview, “the spine of the series is love.” The TV author expanded:

All of the characters are given a possibility to really feel love, to show love down, to like the fallacious individual, to make a multitude of it, to make a great factor of it. I feel on the entire love is a really key ingredient to all our lives, even when we haven’t acquired any.

Among all of the love going round, WLIW cites the connection between The Earl and Lady of Grantham — as portrayed by Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern — because the “central marriage” in Downton Abbey.

“Despite challenges and obstacles, their union is based on a deep understanding and affection for one another, which grows over the course of six seasons,” the publication argued. Fellowes chimed in on one in every of Downton Abbey’s most vital romances:

I like the concept that Robert had married Cora for her tens of millions so as to save Downton and hold the present on the highway, and subsequently fell in love along with her. It places a slight guilt virtually into the connection on his half.

Cast member Hugh Bonneville tears up whereas recalling fan letters

Bonneville himself sat down to talk about Downton Abbey with SAGA final 12 months. The actor apparently turned “emotional” particularly when speaking about letters from the present’s followers, many who write that “Downton has helped them by way of tough occasions.”

“I had a couple of letter saying ‘Downton jogs my memory of when my gran died. We watched the entire collection as she was passing as a result of it’s the one factor she needed to do,’” Bonneville informed SAGA.

For him — and maybe different forged members Downton Abbey turns into extra than simply historic fiction.

Elizabeth McGovern and Hugh Bonneville in the Downton Abbey movieElizabeth McGovern and Hugh Bonneville in the Downton Abbey movie
Elizabeth McGovern and Hugh Bonneville within the Downton Abbey film | Jaap Buitendijk/Focus Features

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“Yes, it is a fantasy,” Bonneville stated, “but it’s not so far out of reach in terms of memory. It’s my grandparents’ generation.”

The Downton Abbey star believes the satan, on this case, was within the particulars — maybe that’s one purpose why followers of a number of generations discovered the present so fascinating.

“… you’ve got nice little touches each series,” Bonneville stated, “like the invention of the electric whisk or the hairdryer.”

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