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Published on March 16th, 2011 | by Christian Cawley

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Hugh Bonneville: Pirates & Spoilers

Doctor Who Series 6 guest star Hugh Bonneville has been chatting recently about some of his recent roles, as well as playing a pirate and avoiding spoilers…

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)

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




One Response to Hugh Bonneville: Pirates & Spoilers

  1. avatar Carn says:

    yeah, no spoilers. about anything. I liked that feeling when the 10th Doctor got zapped at end of The Stolen Earth and the whole country including myself was like ‘what, what, what?!!!’. I likes surprises. Usually.

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