British Actor best known for his roles in the TV shows Ever Decreasing Circles and Downton Abbey, and the films Chariots of Fire, Bean, and Death at a Funeral.
The longtime vegetarian actively campaigns for animals and supports many groups, including Viva!
In keeping with his beliefs, during the filming of Downton Abbey, Egan refused to have meat on his plate during dinner scenes, and refused to be shown firing a gun during a hunting scene.
In January of 2016, Egan participated in Veganuary, and has remained vegan.
We all really have only one thing in common on this planet – all species. It’s called life. We have no right to take the lives of others to enrich our own. Be compassionate, be creative, say no to the killing and end the cruelty."Peter Egan