Joanne Froggatt (Anna) says, ‘I’m constantly surprised by the twists and turns in the scripts. I rip them open to see what happens next! The scene where Mr Bates was sentenced was the hardest for me.’
Meanwhile, Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham) says of the upstairs/downstairs house, ‘The structure is bonkers, but fascinating.’ Asked which scenes are particularly difficult to film, he says ‘Any scene involving Isis, as she’s a moody little bitch!’
Downton Abbey is on ITV1 tonight at 9pm.