British television actor who plays John Bates about the favorite series Downton Abbey. He also portrays Reagan in the 2012 film The Raven and would celebrity in 2016’s Me Before You. He gained a scholarship to review theatre at Mountview Academy of Theater Arts in 1983. He’s also known for tasks in English mini-series, such as for example Starlings, Lark Rise to Candleford and Accurate Dare Kiss. He was raised with his family members in England. He previously one of is own first main film roles reverse John Cusack in the Raven (2012).