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Brendan Coyle

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Brendan Coyle
Brendan coyle
Character John Bates
Birthday December 2nd, 1963
Birthplace Corby, England, United Kingdom
IMDB Profile Brendan Coyle at the Internet Movie Database
Appearances Since Episode 1.01

Brendan Coyle (born as David Coyle on 2nd December, 1963; Corby, Northamptonshire, England) is the actor who plays John Bates in Downton Abbey.

Behind the ScenesEdit

  • Coyle and Downton co-star Kevin McNally both starred in the 2012 film The Raven.  As in Downton Abbey, they never appeared together onscreen. Coyle's role in The Raven was as a barman, just as John Bates briefly was in Series 2 of Downton Abbey.
  • Both Coyle and Hugh Bonneville had minor roles in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, which starred Samantha Bond as Miss Moneypenny.

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