Summer of London: ‘Downton’ Star Hugh Bonneville on His BBC America Comedy, ‘Twenty Twelve’

Hugh Bonneville (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

Could Hugh Bonneville be the Lord of Laughs? The Downton Abbey star shakes off the starched collars and waistcoasts of Edwardian England for a stab at comedy in Twenty Twelve, BBC America’s new mockumentary that looks at the bumbling fictional organizers of this year’s London Games. Bonneville gave us a preview of what we can expect:


Twenty Twelve premieres Thursday, June 28 at 9/8c. What do think of Bonneville’s comedic chops?

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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