Hugh Richard Bonneville Williams, known professionally as Hugh Bonneville, is an English stage, film, television, and radio actor who is most notable for his role as Mr. Brown in Paddington and Paddington 2, Robert Crawley, the 7th Earl of Grantham in Downton Abbey. He is also the voice of Merlin the Experimental Tender Engine from Thomas & Friends.
For Disney, he appeared in Muppets Most Wanted as a journalist being bribed by Dominic Badguy. He also voiced C.L.I.V.E. in The Replacements episode "London Calling", voiced the Book Narrator in Sofia the First, Santa Claus (as an anthropomorphic polar bear) in DuckTales, and Wigbert Ribbiton in Amphibia. Additionally, he played a farmer in High Heels and Low Lifes.