Another Downton Abbey cast member reports how wonderful Shirley MacLaine is on the set of season three. At the Empire Film awards, Anna...er...uh...Joanne Froggat, said Shirley MacLaine was amazing & everyone loved her:
Joanne, who plays housemaid Anna, said: "We haven't worked together but I met her twice on set and she was absolutely lovely.
"She was amazing, everybody loved having her there. She was so much fun to have around, she's really fantastic."
The 31-year-old actress, who usually wears a dowdy maid's outfit in the hit ITV show, was partying at the Empire Film Awards 2012 and admitted she loved being able to dress up.
She said: "I love Anna, and I love playing her and I love my little maid's outfit, but any excuse to dress up and I'm all for it, definitely."
Click here to read our report on what Branson, aka Allen Leech, had to say about flubbing his lines in front of Shirley.