Spoiler alert: Which Downton Abbey star gets married in next series?
Published 27/04/2012 | 12:59
LAST time we saw them, all eyes were on Lady Mary as she finally got her man.
But scenes from the set of the third series of Downton Abbey suggest that it will be her jealous sister, Lady Edith, who is next to walk down the aisle.
The cast of the hugely popular period drama has been filming in Bampton, Oxfordshire, and the costumes gave a tantalising glimpse of the forthcoming storyline.
Viewers are used to seeing Lady Edith Crawley, played by Laura Carmichael, as the unlucky in love, middle daughter who resents the attention lavished on her two more charismatic sisters.
The second series saw her fall for local landowner and widower Sir Anthony Strallan, who at 50 is 27 years her senior. He later disclosed that he was injured during the First World War, losing the use of one arm, and told her to forget him as he was too old for her.
However, fans have come to realise that at Downton, true love eventually conquers and the unlikely pair appear ready to take centre stage in the second wedding of the series.
Sir Anthony, played by Robert Bathurst, was seen strolling through a churchyard in full morning dress while his potential bride was clad in a 1920s style veil and white satin shoes.
Between takes though, the actors belied the idiosyncrasies of the post-war era, wrapped up against the chill in long padded jackets as they chatted on mobile phones and ate out of plastic cartons.
All major members of the cast took part in the scene including Dame Maggie Smith, as the Dowager Countess and housemaid Anna, played by Joanne Froggatt.
Lady Mary and Matthew Crawley, the Downton heir, will marry earlier in the series following a romantic proposal in the snow at the end of last year’s Christmas special.
The award-winning drama will return to screens in September