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Lady Edith's becoming a modern 1920's woman

Video. She went to school in Southampton, college in Winchester and then the Bristol Old Vic theatre school. Now Laura Carmichael has been propelled to fame as Lady Edith in the hit series of Downton Abbey, which is back on our screens on Sunday.

Poor Lady Edith was jilted at the altar and was always in the shadow of her older sister Lady Mary. But in series 4, she is developing as a thoroughly modern woman in the 1920's. Divya Kohli went to meet her.

Lady Mary still in mourning in new series of Downton

She is an English Rose, but has been wilting and losing her colour after a terrible tragedy. We are talking about Lady Mary in Downton Abbey played by Michelle Dockery.

The actress, who won the Gold Medal for Drama at the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music, has now been nominated for an Emmy. She told Divya Kohli how she is having to develop her character as the storyline leaves her mourning her dead husband, while wooed by new suitors.


No more Mr Nice Guy, says Rob James-Collier

Video. We all love a villain, well a fictional villain anyway. The bad boy of Downton Abbey is back with a vengeance in the new series of the hit ITV drama Downton Abbey, which starts on Sunday.

Rob James-Collier plays the devious under butler who revealed a gentler, vulnerable side in the last series. But he told Divya Kohli how there will be no more Mister Nice Guy in Series 4!

Stars of Downton Abbey create Yorkshire in Hampshire

Video. The new series of Downton Abbey is back this weekend. Stars from all over the country have been working on creating a little piece of Yorkshire in the Hampshire Berkshire countryside. The series is set in Yorkshire Dales but filmed at Highclere Castle in Hampshire.

In the last series, as main characters were killed off, new actors came. Cara Theoblad plays kitchen maid Ivy Stuart and Ed Speleers from Chichester in Sussex is a footman. Divya Kohli went to meet them.

Actor Jim Carter talks about Mr Carson's racy past

Video. Summer might be drawing to a close but love is in the air at Downton Abbey. The new series of the hit drama starts on ITV on Sunday 22nd September. It follows the lives of the Crawley family in the glorious setting of Highclere Castle on the Hampshire Berkshire border.

Divya Kohli caught up with the actor Jim Carter, who was once a student at Sussex University, to hear all about his characters racy past.


Downton's costumes take centre stage

It's one of the most popular period dramas of all time. ITV's Downton Abbey is essential viewing for millions of people. It is, of course, filmed in the South.

And it's in Oxfordshire - at Bampton - where the Downton fashions of yesteryear are on display at a special exhibition at the arts centre. Heather Edwards has been along to see it.

She spoke to Costume Curator Debbie Greenwell and Mike Jones from West Ox Arts.

Costumes from Downton Abbey on display in Oxford

As fans eagerly await series four, costumes from ITV's hit show Downton Abbey are now on show in Oxfordshire.

The West Ox Arts gallery in Bampton is showing ten assorted costumes from the drama. They have been loaned to the gallery by the programme's makers Carnival Films to thank the village for having hosted film crew in all the outside scenes in the series.

West Ox Arts have say, "It is extremely exciting that we are able to show these wonderful costumes to the public for the first time. We are looking forward to welcoming people from all over the world to our village."

Downton Abbey's baby George

ITV named the fictional baby George (pictured left) after King George V months before the royal birth Credit: Carnival/ITV

It seems George is becoming a popular name for aristocratic babies. After the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth earlier this week, the makers of ITV hit show Downton Abbey - filmed at Highclere Castle in Hampshire - have revealed Lady Mary Crawley's son is also called George.

But is seems Downton producers were first to pick the name as filming started months ago. The fictional baby George was apparently named after King George V.

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