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.
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