British actor Hugh Bonneville is embracing the lifestyle shared by his Downton Abbey character the Earl of Grantham by becoming the part-owner of two racehorses.
The popular Tv series is set at Highclere Castle in Berkshire, England and Bonneville got involved in the racing operation run from the residence, Highclere Thoroughbred stable, by investing in two steeds.
He says, "I thought it was about time I became properly educated in the Sport of Kings. It's a terrific opportunity and to be able to attend the races as an owner really is very exciting. I can't wait."