With the new series of Downton Abbey due to start next month, the Earl is short a valet due to Bate’s murder charge, so who better to step into his shoes than Downton snake, Thomas?
Fans of the show will know how over the past two series of the hit ITV show, Thomas has been plotting and scheming his way to get Bate’s job, but not even he could have thought up the circumstance that actually brought it about.
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When thinking about who might make a good addition to the cast of Shameless, you might be forgiven for not giving a moment’s thought to Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville…
However, Hugh – who plays Lord Grantham in the hit ITV drama – has told the Radio Times that he’d love to star in the Manchester based comedy drama.
Virgin Media report that when asked if he’d ever consider a role in a show like Shameless, Hugh replied, ”God, I’d love to be given that opportunity, absolutely, who wouldn’t?
“Every actor would love to be the complete opposite of what they are.”
I’d love to see Hugh in Shameless! He could perhaps be Frank Gallagher’s long lost brother who grew up on the right side of the tracks, and while Frank utters “Let’s ‘ave a parteee”, Hugh might say, “I say, shall we have a soiree aside this abandoned and blazing vehicle?” Read more & comment »