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Cast members of PBS Downton Abbey (left to right) Hugh Bonneville (Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham), Jim Carter (Mr. Carson), Sophie McShera (Daisy), Elizabeth McGovern (Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham), Joanne Froggatt (Anna), and Rob James-Collier (Thomas). (NPR)

'Downton Abbey' Cast Members Heart NPR

by Emily Hellewell
Jan 3, 2013

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Earl of Grantham. Mr. Carson. Daisy. Lady Grantham (or Cora, if you'd prefer). Anna. Thomas.

For many of you, these names have become as familiar to you as your own family members' names. For anyone not in the know, these are the characters on the PBS Masterpiece Classic popular period-drama Downton Abbey.

With the third season slated to debut in the United States this Sunday, Jan. 6, several of the cast members stopped by the NPR DC headquarters to talk with Morning Edition Host David Greene about what's coming up.

Later in the day, presumably when Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, Sophie McShera, Elizabeth McGovern, Joanne Froggatt and Rob James-Collier had a chance to get into one of their six change of clothes for the day, we caught up with the cast once again. They invited us to document their love for NPR as they headed into a reception celebrating the program at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C.

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