'Downton Abbey's' Hugh Bonneville on Season 3: 'Plenty of surprises in store'


PBS Masterpiece Classic has begun a series of chats with the stars of "Downton Abbey" and the first one was with none other than Lord Grantham himself, Hugh Bonneville. He talks about his character arc in Season 2 and what we can look forward to in Season 3, touching first on the heartbreaking death of William on this past Sunday's episode."Well the death of William was heart-breaking for us too, particularly since it meant losing Thomas Howes, who plays him so touchingly," says Bonneville. "We have the readthru for S3 next Monday - yikes! - and start filming a week later. As for life beyond S3 - who knows?!"When asked about the appeal of "Downton" in a time when scandalous reality shows are all the rage, Bonneville writes, "I think elements like good story-telling, interesting characters, carefully constructed plots must have something to do with it. Reality shows have their place of course but nothing...



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