“I am delighted to be involved in the latest Thomas & Friends movie. Like so many others I enjoyed the books when I was young, so it’s a real honour to be voicing a new character, Merlin. To play an engine in one of Thomas's adventures is a big thrill for a little boy in a grown-up body!”
―Hugh Bonneville referring to his role of Merlin

Hugh Bonneville (born Hugh Richard Bonneville-Williams on November 10, 1963 in Paddington, London, England, UK) is an English actor who joined the voice cast in Journey Beyond Sodor.

He is most notable for his role as Robert Crawley, the 7th Earl of Grantham on "Downton Abbey".






  • Stalag Luft (1993)
  • Breakout (1997)
  • Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
  • Notting Hill (1999)
  • Mansfield Park (1999)
  • Blow Dry (2001)
  • High Heels for Low Lifes (2001)
  • The Emperor's New Clothes (2001)
  • Iris (2002)
  • The Gathering Storm (2002)
  • Paddington (2014)
  • Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
  • Paddington 2 (2017)


  • Chancer (1990)
  • Dodgem (1991)
  • Paul Metron: The Series (1993)
  • The Memiors of Sherlock Holmes (1994)
  • The Vet (1995)
  • EastEnders (1995)
  • Married For Life (1996)
  • Get Well Soon (1997)
  • Mosley (1998)
  • Downton Abbey (2010-2015)
  • Doctor Who (2011)
  • Sofia the First (2015-present)
  • Thomas & Friends (2017-present)



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