Hugh Richard Bonneville Williams is an English actor. He is best known for portraying Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham, in the ITV historical drama series Downton Abbey. His performance on the show earned him a nomination at the Golden Globes and two consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations, as well as three Screen Actors Guild Awards. He reprised his role in the feature films, Downton Abbey, and Downton Abbey: A New Era. He also appeared in the films Notting Hill, Iris, The Monuments Men, and the Paddington films.