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Downton Abbey cast members reflect on their success at the Emmy's

Maggie Smith won Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series at the Emmy Awards Photo: ITV

British stars were very much among the big winners at the Emmy awards in Los Angeles last night.

Damian Lewis won the Best actor prize for his role in Homeland.

Despite having been the most nominated British show ever at the Emmys, it was a night of disappointment for many Downton Abbey stars, including supporting actor nominees Brendan Coyle, who plays valet John Bates and Jim Carter (butler Carson).

That said_, _Dame Maggie Smith won Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series for her portrayal of the grand Dowager Countess of Grantham.

ITV News' Nina Nannar has been speaking to Lesley Nicol aka 'Mrs Patmore' and 'Mrs Hughes', played by Phyllis Logan, at Angels, the costumers who provide the outfits seen on Downton.

Phyllis Logan said: "There's absolutely no shame having to lose out to 'Homeland', which is fabulous."

They also hailed Maggie Smith's success, with Lesley Nicol saying, "I don't know how many she must have already, she can't do anything other than win them. She's amazing."

Watch Nina Nannar's report on Britain's presence at the Emmy Awards, including Downton Abbey stars chatting on the red carpet, and Damian Lewis collecting his Best Actor award for Homeland: