This ‘Downton Abbey’ Cast Member Got the ‘Best Lines’ within the Movie — According to Hugh Bonneville

by Jeremy Spirogis
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After 6 seasons got here and went, Downton Abbey followers have been delighted when the forged and characters returned for the 2019 film. Hugh Bonneville — the actor who performs Robert Crawley on Downton Abbey — revealed that he believes one character, specifically, bought the “best lines” within the movie.

This character within the ‘Downton Abbey’ film bought one of the best strains, in accordance with actor Hugh Bonneville

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Dame Maggie Smith as The Dowager Countess of Grantham and Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Talbot within the Downton Abbey film | Jaap Buitendijk / Focus Features

In Bonneville’s 2019 interview with SAGA, the Downton Abbey star named Dame Maggie Smith, “who plays the Dowager Countess,” because the actor with the “best lines” within the film.

“And if she hasn’t, then she makes them into the best lines,” Bonneville joked. “She is a formidable actress.”

The actor stated his Downton Abbey co-star stunned him.

“When you are in a room with her you think, this woman is in her 80s, and is she okay?” Bonneville informed the publication in regards to the Harry Potter alum. “Before we started filming, she had been poorly. Yet there is absolute steel in her.”

He in contrast Smith to different nice ladies within the occupation.

“Dame Judi Dench is the same, so is Joan Plowright and Eileen Atkins,” the Downton actor shared. “I’ve been lucky enough to work with them all.”

Cast member Hugh Bonneville believes sequence and the 2019 movie is ‘complete escapism’

Bonneville has an awesome adoration for Downton Abbey. He informed SAGA:

It’s full escapism. It’s a world that, if it did exist, was restricted to a tiny part of the inhabitants. But we are able to’t get away from the truth that it has an enormous following internationally in cultures and societies and political buildings as different as Brazil and China.

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The actor believes that a part of the explanation Downton is so in style across the globe is that the present’s creator, Julian Fellowes, “writes from a default position that people try to be good.”

“Even our villains,” Bonneville stated. The Downton Abbey alum continued on that time:

We know they’re flawed individuals put right into a place on this planet the place life made them do these items, however someplace in them there’s a goodness, or an try to make their lives higher. That is the guts of Downton.

‘Downton Abbey’ followers despatched private, emotional fan letters over the seasons

Perhaps that’s why even characters like Smith’s Dowager Countess — who’s not at all a villain, however comes off fairly salty — is sympathetic to Downton Abbey audiences.

Whatever the explanation, fan love runs deep for the present. Bonneville and different forged members acquired numerous heartfelt fan letters over the seasons.

“The 6ft 2in actor turns into emotional when he remembers the letters he has acquired from those that say Downton has helped them by way of troublesome instances,” SAGA reported.

Laura Carmichael and Maggie Smith in Downton AbbeyLaura Carmichael and Maggie Smith in Downton Abbey
Laura Carmichael and Maggie Smith in Downton Abbey | Jaap Buitendijk / © 2019 Focus Features, LLC

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“I had multiple letter saying ‘Downton jogs my memory of when my gran died. We watched the entire sequence as she was passing as a result of it’s the one factor she needed to do,’” he informed the publication. Bonneville believes that Downton Abbey has really helped a few of its followers.

“Yes, it is a fantasy, but it’s not so far out of reach in terms of memory,” he defined.

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