“I have to deliver half my scenes to Michelle, who plays Mary, to her shoulder or above her head ‘cos she has to look at me just for a second and she’ll make me laugh.” - Jessica Brown-Findlay
“Myself and RJC[Rob James-Collier] are friends from when I joined the cast in the first series. We are never allowed to sit together at read throughs because apparently its not possible for us to stay quiet!” - Allen Leech
“We’re always giggling. Our unofficial theme tune on set was, “When you’re alone and life is making you lonely you can always go: Downton” - even Maggie joined in with it.” - Thomas Howes
I cannot be happy with this arrangement… I will only be happy when I do a photoset (gif or no gif) for every single character in this show because Downton Abbey is that good! Everything in it is perfect and I have so many feelings about it I can’t even… I end every episode in tears!
"Rather than go through the usual casting process, Schur relied on his regular cast to help lure Rudd, since so many of them had worked with the actor before, including Poehler (Wet Hot American Summer), Adam Scott (Our Idiot Brother) and Rashida Jones (I Love You, Man). “A bunch of people just e-mailed him and asked if he had time,” Schur explains. “That’s sort of the way we prefer to do it here."
First appearance of each character (I included the house, the church and the square too) —- episode 1 / season 1
In case anyone wondered :) It is quite interesting, though, how the writer wished to introduce each one of them… PS. Mrs Hughes gets a doulbe one because only the keys was not enough. And she’s awesome.