Bonneville: "I am just doing my bit"

Hugh Bonneville, who is volunteering at Midhurst pharmacy says he has received criticism for getting his coronavirus vaccine.

The actor, 57, who has been volunteering as a marshal at a West Sussex vaccination centre, has already had his first dose.

He said: “I’ve been volunteering down my way in West Sussex over the last year doing bits and bobs and then joined the vaccination team a few weeks ago, only to discover we were to be offered a jab as we are client-facing, so to speak, seeing hundreds of people a day.

“I took the jab, along with dozens of others in my volunteer group and thousands of others who are volunteering around the country and are very grateful for it.

“I realise that has caused some controversy because I’m younger than others, but I’m older than others too and I hope I’m just doing my bit and that is the main thing, that we are all on the path to getting a jab and I urge everyone who is listening to take it when they are offered it.”

It comes after he announced a second film is on the cards, once all the cast at Downtown Abbey get the vaccine. 

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