- Wrote plays as a child that he performed with friends.
- Archbishop Rowan Williams was one of his teachers when he attended the University of Cambridge.
- Worked with the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company after college.
- First met his wife, Lulu, when they were in their teens. They drifted apart, but became reacquainted during their 30s.
- Made his professional acting debut in 1986 as an understudy to Ralph Fiennes in a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
- Supports the Merlin, a medical charity, and Scene & Heard, a mentoring program that pairs inner-city children from Somers Town, London, with theater professionals.
- 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 2001, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
- 2015, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Male Performance In A Comedy Programme: Nominee
- 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
- 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
- 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 2012, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
- 2001, Berlin Film Festival — Piper Heidsieck New Talent Award for Best Actor: Winner
- Lulu Williams — Wife
- Felix — Son
- University of Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, England (Theology, 1985)
- Birth Name: Hugh Richard Bonneville Williams
- Birth Place: Blackheath, London, England
- Birthday: November 10, 1963, Scorpio
- Profession: Actor
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