#9: Off-Screen Romance
Diehard Downton Abbey fans may already know this fun fact, but it’s a good one for the newbies out there. In Downton Abbey: A New Era, which came out in 2022, there is a scene where the characters Lady Bagshaw and Mr. Carson are mistaken for a married couple. Plot twist: the actors are actually married in real life!
Co-stars Imelda Staunton and Jim Carter have been married since 1983! The talented couple met while starring in a production of Guys and Dolls and have been together ever since. The scene in Downton Abbey is a cute easter egg for fans who know the couple’s history. Here’s a bonus fun fact: their daughter is also an actor! She is best known for playing Prudence Featherington in Bridgerton.