Steven Waddington

  1. Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey, 2010-2015.     The legend insists that Waddington auditioned for Bates. Maybe. However, the series creator Julian Fellowes always stated that Bates was written for Coyle. Just as their mother-son roles were wrtten specifically for Maggie Smith and Hugh Bonneville.

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