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Papermag was poking around on PBS' Downton Abbey website recently, when we noticed a video Q&A with actress Siobhan Finneran (who plays meddling maid O'Brien) and were struck by how glamorous she was in real life. This got us wondering what the rest of the cast looked like out of their 1912 frocks and waist coats, and, below, we've rounded up some off-screen versus on-screen photo comparisons for your viewing pleasure. (All we'll say is hello actor-who-plays-Mr.-Bates Brendan Coyle! We'd let you help us dress for dinner any day of the week.) Check out all the pics below.

P.S. Spoiler-ish alert: If you haven't seen any of season 2, you're about to meet some new characters. Also, this list does not include new season-three cast member Shirley MacLaine. You'll just have to guess what she looks like with a giant hat on.




On-screen: Mr. Bates, played by Brendan Coyle

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On-screen: Anna, played by Joanne Froggatt

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On-screen: Ethel, played by Amy Nuttall

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On-screen: Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham, played by Hugh Bonneville

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On-screen: Cora, Countess of Grantham, played by Elizabeth McGovern

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6345951333779437504639684_37_VFMA1_20111214_CMS_047.JPGOn-screen: Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham, played by Maggie Smith (GIF via)

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 Off-screen:

Maggie+Smith+Harry+Potter+Deathly+Hallows+7glJcxnLriRl.jpgOn-screen: Mrs. Hughes, played by Phyllis Logan

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On-screen: Lady Mary Crawley, played by Michelle Dockery

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tumblr_lybsxhDOaS1qm4akto1_400.jpgOn-screen: Matthew Crawley, played by Dan Stevens

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BONUS PIC: Stevens and Dockery hot-scowling in the Evening Standard's ES Magazine.

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On-screen: Lavinia Swire, played by Zoe Boyle

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On-screen: Mr. Carson, played by Jim Carter
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On-screen: Lady Edith Crawley, played by Laura Carmichael

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article-0-0F2740BD00000578-301_306x788.jpgOn-screen: Lady Sybil Crawley, played by Jessica Brown Findlay

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Jessica+Brown+Findlay+G+Star+RAW+London+RAW+U043zvhqFBjl.jpgOn-screen: Tom Branson, played by Allen Leech

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On-screen: Sarah O'Brien, played by Siobhan Finneran
 
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Screen shot 2012-01-31 at 3.06.52 PM.pngOn-screen: Molsely, played by Kevin Doyle

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Sophie-not-in-character-415.jpgOn-screen: Mrs. Patmore, played by Lesley Nicol

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Thomas+Howes+Jessica+Brown+Findlay+Evening+0Hvf57OMw3jl.jpgOn-screen: Isobel Crawley, played by Penelope Wilton

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Penelope_Wilton_2044302c.jpgOn-screen: Thomas, played by Rob James-Collier

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On-screen: Dr. Clarkson, played by David Robb

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On-screen: Pharaoh, played by Roly (Photo by Matthew Lloyd for the Daily Mail)


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On-screen: Isis, played by Ellie

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