Brendan Coyle: What Happened to the Downton Abbey Star?

Brendan Coyle is a British-Irish actor who became famous for playing John Bates, Robert Crawley’s faithful valet, in Downton Abbey.

He won an Olivier Award in 1999 for The Weir and was nominated for an Emmy and won a Golden Globe for Downton Abbey.

He has acted in other shows and films since Downton Abbey ended in 2015.

Here is a brief overview of his career and life after Downton Abbey.

An image of Brendan Coyle
Brendan Coyle.


What Has Brendan Coyle Done Since Downton Abbey?

Since leaving Downton Abbey, Brendan Coyle has been active in various film, TV, and theatre projects.

Notable roles include “Mick ‘The Irish Hammer'” in Bare, “Earl of Lennox” in Mary Queen of Scots, and “Mr. Bates” in the 2019 Downton Abbey feature film.

He’s also set to star as “Gideon Havelock” in the upcoming TV series Riches.

On stage, Coyle has impressed audiences with his performances in The Price, The Starry Messenger, and Uncle Vanya.

Where Is Brendan Coyle Now?

Brendan Coyle resides in London and Norfolk, actively supporting animal welfare, mental health awareness, and environmental conservation.

He serves as an ambassador for World Animal Protection UK and a patron for the Born Free Foundation.

Did Joanne Froggatt And Brendan Coyle Get Along?

Joanne Froggatt and Brendan Coyle portrayed Anna and John Bates, a devoted couple working as maid and valet for the Crawley family in Downton Abbey.

Despite facing challenges, their love endured throughout the series.

In real life, Froggatt and Coyle are close friends, praising each other’s talents and personalities.

They shared a great rapport, a similar sense of humor, and provided strong support to one another on set.

Coyle admired Froggatt’s phenomenal acting skills and expressed a desire to collaborate with her again in the future.

How Old Was Brendan Coyle In Downton Abbey?

Brendan Coyle, born December 2, 1963, portrayed John Bates in Downton Abbey.

He debuted the role at 46 in 2010, concluded it at 51 in 2015, and returned at 55 for the film in 2019.


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