Darlings, half the cast of Downton Abbey walked off the estate to pick up yet another well-deserved award and guess what? They’re all thinner and younger-looking than they are on the show! Those Edwardian fashions are gorgeous but they do tend to be less-than-flattering by modern standards.
Winners of Drama Award Downton Abbey’s Allen Leech, Hugh Bonneville, Lesley Nicol, Laura Carmichael, Sophie McShera, Brendan Coyle, Rob James-Collier poses in the press room at the National Television Awards 2012 in London.
Check O’Brien out! We don’t blame Siobhan Finneran one bit for going the tight dress, cleavage, and puffy hair route. If ever a gal deserved the opportunity to sex it up a little, it’s her. You can read a great interview with her here, by the way. Lesley Nicol’s getup is a bit on the flashy side, but shape-wise, it’s very flattering on her. Laura’s dress is pretty standard but she looks great in it and we love her hair. Rob, you’re disappointing us terribly here.
He looks adorable. Tux is a skosh too big on him, though.
Sophie dear, we get why, like Siobhan, you would want to tart it up a bit, but that is a LOT of makeup for your little face to handle and we’re not really loving the dress, although the color looks great on you.
Hugh’s obvious pride is adorable, but you’re killing us here, Lord Grantham. Put your arms down for pictures.
Brendan looks surprisingly suave – and much thinner.
Oh, Rob. Really?
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