Bonneville stars in the David Tennant-narrated mockumentary Twenty Twelve, a sort of politer version of The Thick of It based on the 2012 Olympics organization team. He is of course best known for roles in Downton Abbey and Richard Curtis’ Notting Hill, and appears as Pirate Captain Avery in the next series of Doctor Who.
On the main point of his appearance in the series, Bonneville observed:
“I got to go in the Tardis and mess around as a pirate. I am very, very lucky.”
However the really interesting element is his attitude to releaving plots, either in Doctor Who or Downton Abbey.
“Well, we’re all just vaguely sensible about it. We don’t want to spoil it for anyone. I’m intrigued by this need to know how it is going to be. It really came to me when I was filming Doctor Who and people were guessing plots before we had shot them and people were talking about story arcs and so on. I guess it’s just a hunger for information these days.”
Hunger for information, fellow Kasterborites? What can he mean?!
(Via Digital Spy)