What the Cast of the New ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Looks Like in Real Life
In real life Michelle Dockery, who plays Lady Mary, goes for sleek bobs, glam sequins, and heavy smokey eyes.
Edith Pelham (née Crawley) Marchioness of Hexham is Mary’s sister. She outranks her family through marriage. She favors dainty headpieces and prim hats. She is also holding on to the wavy bob of the time period. Her hair is honey blonde.
Edith’s portrayer Laura Carmichael chooses bold suits and tousled tresses in real life. Her hair is also much lighter.
Guy Dexter is the dashing movie star who visits Downton Abbey to perform in a film that is suddenly converted from a silent feature to a “talkie.” He has a mustache.
Dominic West, who portrays Dexter, doesn’t have facial hair and has way less affection for pomade.
Myrna Dalgleish is the platinum blonde screen siren who costars with Dexter. She pairs red lips with large baubles.
Laura Haddock, who plays Dalgleish, has dark honey-colored hair and more contemporary jewelry in real life.
Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham rocks the regal uniform of the paper princesses who crossed the Atlantic from the US to snag titled bachelors in England.
Elizabeth McGovern embraces her silver tresses and prefers sleek slacks and satin shirts to gilded gowns in real life.
Robert Crawley, 7th Earl of Grantham wears a period appropriate hair cut and a peter pan collar.
Hugh Bonneville, who plays the earl, has a sharper coiffure and wears chic spectacles in real life.
Thomas Barrow wears the stiff uniform of a proper English butler with a neat haircut and a bare face.
In real life Robert James-Collier, who plays Barrow, has a bit of facial hair and a more flexible hairstyle.
Director and producer Jack Barber has hair that falls to his ears on both sides and is fond of the sweater vest and tie combo.
In real life, Hugh Dancy parts his shorter hair to one side and goes for monochromatic outfits, like this all-white number he wore to the Met Gala.
Lucy Branson (née Smith) is the maid who turned out to be the secret child of a distant Crawley relative. She wears a dark wig with turned out corners that give it a little flip.
Off camera, actress Tuppence Middleton has long, voluminous hair and curtain bangs. And like her character she is expecting a baby.
Tom Branson is looking the part as one of the gentry after suddenly finding himself a part of his employer’s family.