Sophie McShera

The 'Downton Abbey' Cast: What Are They Up To Now?

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It’s been a few months since we sadly had to say farewell to period drama Downton Abbey and the many popular stars that comprised its cast. Knowing that come this January, we won’t see the familiar faces of Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville or Maggie Smith on our screens every Sunday night still feels pretty surreal, and to be honest, is something we are all probably trying to avoid thinking about as much as possible.

But, even though Downton is gone (SNIFF), it doesn’t mean that we’ve said goodbye to all the great actors who played the Crawley clan forever. Many of the show’s stars have brand new projects in the works (many of which look markedly different from their respective roles when they were at Highclere). 

So let’s see what they’ve been up to, shall we? 

First Look: ‘Downton Abbey’s’ Lily James in Live Action ‘Cinderella’

Disney has begun production on its live-action adaptation of classic fairytale Cinderella. Principal photography is underway in London and as a tease for fans the studio has released its first promotional image featuring star Lily James.

You probably recognize James as wild child cousin Rose from Downton Abbey, but the actress has swapped her Scottish estate and penchant for jazz clubs for a starring role featuring glass slippers and a charming prince this time around.

Get a first look at her Cinderella below.