WATCH: Hugh Bonneville Saves Art History In ‘The Monuments Men’ Trailer

Hugh, Bill, Jean, Matt, John, George and Bill in 'The Monuments Men'

Hugh, Bill, Jean, Matt, John, George and Bill in ‘The Monuments Men’

Granted, if you look at this movie a certain way (utilising your senses of sight, hearing and reason) it could seem to be more of a George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jean Dujardin, John Goodman, Bob Balaban, Cate Blanchett and Bill Murray movie than one starring the head of the house at Downton Abbey.

But no one plays a duty-clogged English military man like Hugh Bonneville, and you can see him right at the heart of this wartime epic, in which a team is put together to rescue all the works of art that the Nazis requisitioned (and then burned).

Yeah! American officer shouting at the stuffy English guy! Grr!

The Monuments Men is released on December 18.

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Fraser McAlpine

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