Friday, March 20, 2015

Downton Abbey tourist invasion leaves Lady Mary unamused

By Anita Singh, Arts and Entertainment Editor
3:23PM GMT 20 Mar 2015

Michelle Dockery looked unamused at the delay to filming
Michelle Dockery looked unamused at the delay to filming Photo:

If Lady Mary’s expression is anything to go by, the tourists who wandered on to the set of Downton Abbey were not very welcome visitors.

Filming in the picturesque village of Lacock was disrupted when a tour guide led up to 50 overseas students on to the High Street in the picturesque village of Lacock, Wiltshire, which was being used to recreate a market scene.

Rob James-Collier joked with the crew during the hiatus in filming (Photo:

Thrilled to find themselves in the midst of a TV show, the group waved camera phones and selfie sticks. Witnesses said the shoot was interrupted for 45 minutes until they moved on, although a Downton spokesman claimed their presence had no impact on the day and filming continued.

Michelle Dockery, who plays Lady Mary, looked unamused. Others, including Rob James Collier (Thomas Barrow) appeared more relaxed about the visitors.

Downton stars and extras pause while tourists take pictures of the set (Photo:


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