Hugh Bonneville and Jack Lowden look smart as they attend screening of their new drama The Gold


Hugh Bonneville and Jack Lowden cut dapper figures in striped suits as they attend screening of their new ‘crime of the century’ drama The Gold

Hugh Bonneville joined co-star Jack Lowden at a preview screening of their upcoming BBC Drama The Gold in at BFI Southbank in London on Tuesday. 

The Downton Abbey actor, 59, cut a dapper 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 air across six episodes on BBC One and Paramount+ globally. 

Co-star: He was joined by suave co-star Jack Lowden, 32

Smarty pants: Hugh Bonneville, 59 (left) joined co-star Jack Lowden, 32 (right) at a preview screening of their new BBC Drama The Gold in at BFI Southbank in London on Tuesday

Hugh donned a pair of suede sneakers and completed the look with Ukrainian flag cufflinks – showing his support for the war torn country.

Meanwhile Jack looked smart in a beige satin suit which he wore with a white shirt and stripped tie.

The ensemble featured cropped trousers and the actor slipped his feet into a pair of colour co-ordinated loafers. 

Dapper: The Downton Abbey actor cut a dapper figure in a brown three-piece suit, which he layered over a crisp white shirt

Dapper: The Downton Abbey actor cut a dapper figure in a brown three-piece suit, which he layered over a crisp white shirt

The story is set in November 1983, when six armed men broke into the Brink’s-Mat security depot near London’s Heathrow Airport and inadvertently stumbled across gold bullion worth £26 million. 

Much of the three tonnes of stolen gold has never been recovered and four of the suspects were not convicted. 

The disposal of the bullion was among the largest international money laundering operations of the time and left a string of killings in its wake. 

Suppoer: Hugh donned a pair of suede sneakers and completed the look with Ukrainian flag cufflinks - showing his support for the war torn country

Suppoer: 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 smart in a beige satin suit which he wore with a white shirt and stripped tie (pictured with co-star Hugh and Charlotte Spencer)

Say cheese: Meanwhile Jack (left) looked smart in a beige satin suit which he wore with a white shirt and stripped 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 the money laundering after the robbery. 

After entering the grounds, DC Fordham disturbed Noye’s rottweilers which attracted the attention of Noye who stabbed him to death.

The gangster, who passed away earlier this month aged 71, was cleared of murder after a jury accepted his claim that he had acted in self-defence.

Cast: (L to R) Jack Lowden, Aneil Karia, Neil Forsyth, Charlotte Spencer and Hugh Bonneville

Cast: (L to R) 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 air across six episodes on BBC One and Paramount+ globally.

Detective: The Gold follows the decades-long chain of events that followed what has been described as ‘the crime of the century’ and air across six episodes on BBC One and Paramount+ globally.

He was jailed for 14 years in July 1986 for handling stolen gold bullion, and was freed in 1994.

In 1996 – while Noye was out on licence from prison – he stabbed Stephen Cameron, 21, to death on an M25 slip road near Swanley, Kent. 

After the attack, Noye fled to Spain where he lived under a false name until his arrest in 1998. When he was convicted of murder in 2000 he was given a life sentence with a minimum of 16 years.

He served nearly 20 years in prison for the murder, which took place in front of Mr Cameron’s 17-year-old fiancée Danielle Cable.

Starring role: Jack plays gangster Kenneth Noye in the upcoming drama

Starring role: Jack plays gangster Kenneth Noye in the upcoming drama 

Noye was released in 2019 after it was decided he no longer posed a risk. He was last pictured in Kent in 2020.      

A younger Noye will be played by Jack Lowden while DC Fordham will be played by Hadley Fraser.

Inspired by research and interviews with some of those involved in the events, show bosses describe The Gold as ‘a pulsating dramatisation which takes a journey into a 1980s world awash with cheap money and loosened morals’.

The cast also includes Charlotte Spencer from The Duke, Tom Cullen from Black Mirror, Guilt actor Emun Elliott and Sean Harris from Southcliffe and Mission: Impossible.

In character: The cast also includes Dominic Copper (pictured) Charlotte Spencer from The Duke, Guilt actor Emun Elliott and Sean Harris from Southcliffe and Mission: Impossible

In character: The cast also includes Dominic Copper (pictured) Charlotte Spencer from The Duke, Guilt actor Emun Elliott and Sean Harris from Southcliffe and Mission: Impossible

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