Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt Talks to Screen Actors Guild Members in LA

Downton Abbey – « Anna »

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Los Angeles – Joanne Froggatt spoke to members of Los Angeles Screen Actors Guild after screening an episode of Downtown Abbey about the responsibility she felt in portraying her character, Anna, with integrity and truth in her darkest, most emotional scenes. Although even Joanne ached for her character, Anna, to tell Mr. Bates her terrible secret, both writer Julian Fellowes and historical consultant Alastair Bruce affirmed that in the 1920s Anna would have feared for the loss of her reputation, her job and her marriage despite her innocence.

AnnaandBates Joanne « ached » for Anna during her darkest moment.

Joanne Froggatt left her home in north Yorkshire at thirteen to go to stage school, booked her first professional job at fifteen, and has been working steadily ever since. Joanne adores her character of Anna. She did a lot of research before filming began including reading the book, « Keeping…

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