Hugh Bonneville joined co-star Jack Lowden at a preview screening of his upcoming BBC drama The Gold at London’s BFI Southbank on Tuesday.
The Downton Abbey actor, 59, cut a sleek figure in a brown three-piece suit, which he layered over a crisp white shirt.
The Gold, which also stars Mamma Mia’s Dominic Cooper, follows the decades-long chain of events that followed what has been described as “the crime of the century” and is broadcast in six episodes on BBC One and Paramount+ globally. .
Smart pants: Hugh Bonneville, 59 (left) joined co-star Jack Lowden, 32 (right) at a preview screening of his new BBC drama The Gold at BFI Southbank in London on Tuesday
Hugh slipped on a pair of suede sneakers and completed the look with Ukrainian flag cufflinks, showing his support for the war-torn country.
Meanwhile, Jack looked dapper in a beige satin suit which he wore with a white shirt and striped tie.
The ensemble featured short shorts and the actor slipped his feet into a matching pair of loafers.
Dapper: The Downton Abbey actor cut a dapper figure in a maroon three-piece suit, which he layered over a crisp white shirt
The story takes place in November 1983, when six armed men broke into the Brink’s-Mat safe deposit box near London’s Heathrow Airport, inadvertently stumbling upon gold bars worth £26 million.
Much of the three tons of gold stolen was never recovered and four of the suspects were not convicted.
The removal of the bullion was one of the largest international money laundering operations of the time and left a string of murders in its wake.
Support: Hugh donned a pair of suede sneakers and completed the look with Ukrainian flag cufflinks, showing his support for the war-torn country
Say Cheese: Meanwhile, Jack (left) looked dapper in a beige satin suit which he wore with a white shirt and striped tie (pictured with co-star Hugh and Charlotte Spencer)
In 1985, Detective Constable Fordham went to Kenneth Noye’s mansion to investigate his involvement in money laundering after the robbery.
After entering the grounds, DC Fordham disturbed Noye’s Rottweilers, attracting the attention of Noye, who stabbed him to death.
The gangster, who died earlier this month at the age of 71, was acquitted of murder after a jury accepted his claim that he had acted in self-defense.
Cast: (from left to right) Jack Lowden, Aneil Karia, Neil Forsyth, Charlotte Spencer and Hugh Bonneville
Detective: The Gold follows the decades-long chain of events that followed what has been described as “the crime of the century” and is broadcast in six episodes on BBC One and Paramount+ globally.
He was jailed for 14 years in July 1986 for handling stolen gold bars and was released in 1994.
In 1996, while Noye was out on leave, he stabbed 21-year-old Stephen Cameron to death on a slip road off the M25 near Swanley, Kent.
Following the attack, Noye fled to Spain where he lived under an assumed name until his arrest in 1998. When he was convicted of murder in 2000, he was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 16 years.
He served nearly 20 years in prison for the murder, which took place in front of Cameron’s fiancée, 17-year-old Danielle Cable.
Starring Role: Jack Plays Gangster Kenneth Noye In Upcoming Drama
Noye was released from prison in 2019 after it was decided that he no longer posed a risk. He was last photographed in Kent in 2020.
A younger Noye will be played by Jack Lowden, while DC Fordham will be played by Hadley Fraser.
Drawing inspiration from research and interviews with some of those involved in the events, the show bosses describe The Gold as “a heart-pounding dramatization that takes a trip into an ’80s world awash in cheap money and loose morals.”
The cast also includes The Duke’s Charlotte Spencer, Black Mirror’s Tom Cullen, Guilt actor Emun Elliott and Southcliffe and Mission: Impossible’s Sean Harris.
In Character: The cast also includes Dominic Copper (pictured), The Duke’s Charlotte Spencer, Guilt actor Emun Elliott, and Southcliffe and Mission: Impossible’s Sean Harris.