Hugh Richard Bonneville Williams (born 10 November 1963), known professionally as Hugh Bonneville, is an English stage, film, television and radio actor. He is most well known for starring in the ITV hit television series Downton Abbey and the BBC London Olympics mockumentary comedy series Twenty Twelve. Hugh Bonneville also starred in Mr Stink with Pudsey the Dog, the winner of Britain's Got Talent and also as Bernie in Notting Hill. From 2011 Bonneville is the narrator of the Channel 4 show The Hotel for all current 3 series. In 2013, he made a brief appearance as the Duke of Milan for the opening episode of Da Vinci's Demons.