Screaming and laughing – that has been going on. Anyone who comes down to the set in Ealing (where we film the below-stairs segments) will know that it’s very ribald. I mean this is what is so lovely about it. You are looking like this, all buttoned up, but then yesterday we were all pretending to moon the camera! So we do have a laugh. Siobhan and Rob I would say are the main protagonists in that department…
THE COMPLETE SCRIPTS: SEASON ONE
She sounds strict but of course she isn’t. He looks at her.
WILLIAM: You’re a kind woman, Mrs. Hughes.
MRS. HUGHES: So you’d miss me, when I’m gone?
Is she joking? It’s hard to say.
WILLIAM: I don’t know how this house would run without you. I don’t, truly.
MRS. HUGHES: Stop flannelling and get on. Before I betray you to Mr. Carson.
He goes, but his words have helped her with a decision.
I was recently sent an amusing picture of a cat, as one is these days, and I showed it to [Maggie Smith] and she fell around laughing. And for the rest of the week it started every morning with ‘show me the cat again.’ So it’s now become my thing that I try to find hilarious animals to show round.
can the ep of downton with these singing chars be like that episode of arthur where arthur wanted to bring in francine’s musician uncle to the library and d.w. wanted to bring in yo yo ma and like rose will want to bring in new hot guy and probably like maggie smith wants the opera singer dame but at the end they’ll all come together and sing crazy bus
Absolutely. I think Maggie’s actually looking forward to getting Shirley back so they can have another go at it - round two. We’ve got to call it a Downton version of rumble in the jungle. Bashing in the pantry.
“One of the things I love about Maggie is she has no sense of what her face is doing.”