Filming of Downtown Abbey comes to the Historic Dockyard Chatham
Kent has played a small but significant part in the latest series of hit TV show Downton Abbey.
For, look closely during the shows, and you may see a hidden 'star' - the Historic Dockyard Chatham.
Filming for the ITV series, which starts tonight, included a shoot on location at the Medway tourist attraction.
Myanna Buring is Edna in Downton Abbey. Picture: ITV Pictures
Matthew and Lady Mary Crawley on their wedding day. Picture: ITV Pictures
Huge Bonneville plays Lord Granham in the series. Picture: ITV Pictures
The cast and crew came to the dockyard in February this year, and filmed the cobbled streets and the Tarred Yarn Store.
But it's not the first time film crews have used the historic setting as a backdrop.
Films including Les Miserables, The Muppets... Again, Sherlock Holmes and Call the Midwife were all shot on location at the site.
Chatham Historic Dockyard. Museum Square from No 1 Smithery
The fourth series of Downton Abbey - written by Julian Fellowes - sees Lady Mary giving birth, the family struggling to deal with tragedy and the Roaring Twenties.
The new series airs on ITV tonight at 9pm.
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