Stuart Bowman is a Scottish actor, born in Dundee and brought up in Fife and Clackmannanshire. He is known for playing head of MI5, Stephen Hunter-Dunn in the BBC’s record breaking ‘Bodyguard’, his regular appearances as Sergeant Thomson in 'Gary: Tank Commander' and for his portrayal of Alexandre Bontemps in the Canal+ series 'Versailles'. Bowman was an established character actor on television, but his role as Bontemps raised his public profile. It necessitated living in Paris for the three years that Versailles took to film. Afterwards he said that he did not regret the conclusion of the series. "With Bontemps I don't think there was much I would be able to do with him beyond season three... So, for me, it felt right and natural that it was finishing there."