DAME KIRI TE KANAWA
Did appearing in Downton live up to your expectations? Totally and utterly. It was everything I thought it would be and more. Who were you most excited about meeting? Mr Bates because I adore him. Thomas the footman was wonderful and Dame Maggie was glorious. I also loved Allen Leech who plays Mr Branson; I was lucky enough to be sat next to him and Hugh Bonneville at the table and they were total gentlemen. When Mrs Crawley was speaking about the death of her son Matthew, you could hardly hear it because it was delivered so delicately.