"Spotless Star Brendan Coyle: My Father's Death Was the "Catalyst" to Pursue Acting"

November 2015

"Go Away With ... Brendan Coyle"

By Jae-Ha Kim/ Chicago Tribune


Downton Abbey" fans immediately recognize Brendan Coyle as John Bates, the valet and former British Army batman to the Earl of Grantham in Julian Fellowes' period drama series. Coyle, 52, now stars in the Esquire Network's series, "Spotless," where he portrays an East London mob boss named Nelson Clay...

"Downton Abbey's Brendan Coyle shows his darker side in new Esquire show"

By  Emma Bazilian/ Adweek


Adweek: What's the first information you consume in the morning?

Brendan Coyle: I wake up in the morning, put on BBC Radio 4, and get the news. If I'm at home during the day, I put on Radio 6, which is hosted by people like Guy Garvey, the lead singer of Elbow. They have great music. I'm a news junkie, but it sort of makes me unhappy given the state of the world, so I'm trying to just let that go a bit...

"Spotless: Inside TV's most exciting new drama"

November 2015

"Downton Abbey's Brendan Coyle shows his darker side in new Esquire show"

November 2015

"Spotless Star Brendan Coyle: My Father's Death Was the "Catalyst" to Pursue Acting"

By Bruna Nessif/ EOnline


Fans of Brendan Coyle know him as Downton Abbey's lovable gent John Bates, and now, criminal boss Nelson Clay in Spotless, but what do we know about Brendan Coyle, the person?

"Brendan Coyle: Farewell Downton Abbey, Hello Spotless and More!"

November 2015

"Brendan Coyle: Farewell Downton Abbey, Hello Spotless and More!"

By Stephanie Stephens/ Parade


Brendan Coyle is known and loved as John Bates, the valet in the iconic PBS series, Downton Abbey. Now he’s off and running in Esquire Network’s first original scripted series, Spotless, premiering Nov. 14, with him cast as mob boss Nelson Clay.

"Spotless: Inside TV's most exciting new drama"

By Staff/ Dujour


Downton Abbey vet Brendan Coyle rounds out the cast as an erudite, most definitely psychotic mafia boss who finds Jean, and his unique set of professional abilities, to be absolutely irresistible. Here, Coyle reveals the appeal of playing a villain and explains why it’s always more fun to be on a morbid set than a comedy...

"Downton Abbey actor Brendan Coyle gives the orders in exclusive Spotless clip"

By Danielle Zhu/ Entertainment weekly


Brendan Coyle has spent the last five years as Mr. Bates in Downton Abbey, but he does a complete 180 in the new dark drama, Spotless. 

In Esquire Network’s first scripted series, Coyle plays a menacing mob boss named Nelson Clay. The exclusive clip below gives a peek into the mind of Clay: “Here, I give the orders, and I decide who gets mercy and who doesn’t,” he says....

"Downton Abbey actor Brendan Coyle gives the orders in exclusive Spotless clip"

November 2015

"Go Away With ... Brendan Coyle"

December 2015

"Spotless: Inside TV's most exciting new drama"

November 2015

"Spotless star Brendan Coyle talks going from Downton Abbey's Mr. Bates to playing ruthless crime boss Nelson Clay"

By Bruna Nessif/ EOnline


Brendan Coyle entered our hearts by playing the ever-so-devoted gentleman John Bates in Downton Abbey, but he's taken on an entirely new beast with his latest project.


The 51-year-old actor stars in Esquire's first original scripted show Spotless, where he plays Nelson Clay, a ruthless crime boss who ends up flipping Jean's (Marc-André Grondin) world upside down, so when Coyle sat down with E! News to chat about his new role, there was one obvious question—what's it like going from Mr. Bates to Nelson Clay...

"Downton Abbey's Brendan Coyle Plays a 'Vicious' Mob Boss on Spotless"

By Patrick Gomez/ People


Brendan Coyle knows you'll probably always call him Mr. Bates.

"I'm quite alright with that," the actor, 51, tells PEOPLE of likely being remembered as the "put-upon" valet he has played on Downton Abbey for six seasons. "I'm forever grateful for that experience."...

"Downton Abbey's Brendan Coyle Plays a 'Vicious' Mob Boss on Spotless""

September 2015

"'Downton Abbey' cast hits a period of quiet anticipation near finale"

June 2015

"'Downton Abbey' cast hits a period of quiet anticipation near finale"

By Meredith Blake/ LA Times


On a recent afternoon, the skies over Highclere Castle were a brilliant blue more reminiscent of Southern California than the Hampshire countryside, but otherwise things on location at "Downton Abbey" were characteristically English...

"'Downton Abbey' star Brendan Coyle discusses the show's looming end"

May 2015

"'Downton Abbey' star Brendan Coyle discusses the show's looming end"

By Karen Butler/ UPI


"Downton Abbey will always be this beautiful, gift-wrapped present in my mind I will open now and again and go, 'Oh, that was lovely!'" says Brendan Coyle, who plays valet John Bates on the series...

"Brendan Coyle spends break from 'Downton Abbey' on 'Noble' cause"

May 2015

"Brendan Coyle spends break from 'Downton Abbey' on 'Noble' cause"

By Karen Butler/ UPI


"Five films couldn't sum up what she's done and where she's been," Coyle tells UPI about beloved humanitarian aid worker Christina Noble, the subject of the new biopic Noble...”

"Brendan Coyle, the Gentleman-Criminal of the Series"

March 2015

"Brendan Coyle, the Gentleman-Criminal of the Series"

By Julia Baudin/ TV Mag


Who is Nelson Clay,  your new character in 'Spotless' ?


This is an autodidact who overcompensates the extreme modesty of his ancestry by an unquenchable thirst for knowledge...

"Meet Brendan Coyle of 'Spotless'"

By Lubiie/ Lubie 'en Serie


"Far from Downton Abbey and his legendary role of Mr. Bates,
Brendan Coyle plays the London educated gangster, Nelson Clay..."

""Spotless" : 3 questions with Brendan Coyle of "Downton Abbey""

By Rania Hoballah/ Metro News


We love him in the role of John Bates, the friendly valet of Downton Abbey. Brendan Coyle changes character and embodies a gangster in "Spotless", the new series of Canal +. A story that seems to please him, as he told MetroNews...

"Spotless": 3 Questions with Brendan Coyle of "Downton Abbey"

March 2015

"Meet Brendan Coyle of 'Spotless'"

March 2015

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