June 07, 2013

Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt & Call the Midwife's Miranda Hart

The actress said: "It's so difficult, because my lips are sealed. It's more than my life is worth."

Viewers are left wondering what direction Downton Abbey will take after one of its main characters, Matthew Crawley - played by Dan Stevens - was killed off in the Christmas special.

And the death of Lady Sybil - played by Jessica Brown Findlay - earlier in the series means fans don't know what to expect.

Asked about the departure of such important cast members, Joanne said: "Yeah, I think its ever-changing really, I think that's the nature of the show.

"There's a lot of main characters in there, and when somebody leaves, the dynamic changes, but then we get certain new characters in and the dynamic changes again.

"I think that's a good thing, because it keeps the dynamic fresh, it keeps the storylines moving… So, yeah it's changed, but it's just as good as it's always been."

The fourth series is tipped to start with the funeral of Matthew Crawley, after photos emerged of members of the cast filming in a graveyard.

Downton Abbey returns to ITV later this year.