Lord Grantham’s Mother Was A Spy

The Guardian: ‘A child’s view of their parents’ job can often be somewhat vague at the best of times. But the actor Hugh Bonneville (center) has revealed that it was only decades later that he found out where his mother was going to work: MI6. Bonneville, best known for his long stint playing the Earl of Grantham in ITV’s Downton Abbey, told BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs that even long into her retirement his mother refused to say what her work had involved.’

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