Check Out the ‘Downton Abbey’ Stars Out of Costume

Does this man look like he comes from the 1910s?

Paper Magazine has assembled a gallery of the stars of Downton Abbey stars in and out of costume. Surprises abound! We were shocked to see the following things:

  • The guy who plays “Bates” sacrifices his dignity to pose doofily when babies are around.
  • “Ethel” wears a leather bodice in her off hours.
  • “Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham” goes to arty parties and gets snapped by Patrick McMullan.
  • Maggie Smith is looking pretty spry!
  • Really, adding a hat and taking off a little makeup (and making men shave) does not dramatically alter the way people look.
  • Especially in the case of “Matthew Crawley,” who apparently has a perfect 1910s look.
  • Ha ha ha, “Mr. Carson” is riding a bike!
  • Okay, “Daisy” does look different, if only because she evinces the Sky Ferrera leopard-coat and undone-hair look in the 2010s.
  • If people look basically the same on- and off-screen, dogs look EXACTLY the same.
Check Out the ‘Downton Abbey’ Stars Out of Costume