Downton Abbey ladies at a photo shoot for Harper's Bazaar
The August 2014 issue of Harper's Bazaar in the UK features a photo shoot of all the Downton ladies, including the downstairs staff including Phyllis Logan (Mrs. Hughes), Leslie Nichol (Mrs. Patmore), Sophie McShera (Daisy), Raquel Cassidy (Baxter, Lady Grantham's ladies's maid) and Emmy nominee Joanne Froggatt (Anna Bates). While we are used to seeing Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary), Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith), Elizabeth McGovern (Cora, Lady Grantham), and Lily James (Lady Rose) in amazing gowns in their roles on the show, they are still stunning in these modern designer gowns.
The accompanying article has many fascinating clues to the "behind the scenes" world of Downton Abbey. The women have high praise for writer/creator Julian Fellowes. Elizabeth McGovern, who plays Lady Grantham, is quoted saying how Fellowes has a ‘sixth sense for character and… the politics of emotions, class, familial status’.
You can read the full article on line at Harper's Bazaar UK.