Wednesday 17 January 2018

Downton's Hugh lashes health and safety laws


Actor Hugh Bonneville has hit out at the health and safety culture plaguing TV drama, including ITV's Downton Abbey which bows out at the end of the next series.

Bonneville, who plays the Earl of Grantham, has said that filming the final scenes would be emotional.

"Series five was supposed to be the last so this one is a bonus and it feels right for the story," he said.

Bonneville said that Downton Abbey had been beset by health and safety culture.

"If someone is going to look into a mirror you need to fill out a long risk assessment form about possible damage to their irises," he joked.

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