The Downton effect: from housemaid to Hollywood what the stars did next

Lady Sybil is due to star in blockbuster Winter's Tale with Will Smith and Russell Crowe, while Lady Mary and housemaid Daisy hit big in the West End- what are the others up to?

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Who knew housemaids were allowed on the stage? Or that the Dowager Countess would allow her granddaughter to cheapen herself in Hollywood? The success of Downton Abbey both here and across the pond has mapped out healthy career paths for several of its previously unknown stars.

The three Crawley sisters have all appeared (or are due to appear soon) in big blockbusters, while housemaid Daisy and Lady Edith have made names for themselves in the West End. From Hampshire to Hollywood we chart the rise and rise of the Downton starlets.

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