In real life, Michelle Dockery, who plays Lady Mary, opts for sleek bobs, glamorous sequins and heavy smokey eyes.
Edith Pelham (née Crawley) Marchioness of Hexham is Mary’s sister. She outclasses her family through marriage. She favors delicate headpieces and prim hats. She also holds to the wavy bob of the period. Her hair is honey blonde.
Edith’s portrait painter, Laura Carmichael, chooses bold costumes and tousled braids in real life. His hair is also much lighter.
Guy Dexter is the dashing movie star who visits Downton Abbey to star in a film that is suddenly converted from a silent feature to a “talkie”. He has a mustache.
Dominic West, who plays Dexter, has no facial hair and has much less fondness for pomade.
Myrna Dalgleish is the platinum blonde mermaid who plays with Dexter. She pairs red lips with big balls.
Laura Haddock, who plays Dalgleish, has dark honey-colored hair and more contemporary jewelry in real life.
Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham wears the royal uniform of the paper princesses who crossed the Atlantic from the United States to land titled bachelors in England.
Elizabeth McGovern embraces her silver tresses and prefers sleek pants and satin shirts to gold dresses in real life.
Robert Crawley, 7th Earl of Grantham wears a period haircut and Peter Pan collar.
Hugh Bonneville, who plays the Earl, has a spikier hairstyle and wears chic glasses in real life.
Thomas Barrow wears the stiff uniform of a true English butler with a neat haircut and a bare face.
In real life, Robert James-Collier, who plays Barrow, has a bit of facial hair and a looser hairstyle.
Director and producer Jack Barber has hair that falls over his ears on both sides and loves the cardigan-sweater-and-tie combo.
In real life, Hugh Dancy parts his shorter hair to one side and opts for monochromatic outfits, like this all-white number he wore to the Met Gala.
Lucy Branson (née Smith) is the maid who turned out to be the secret child of a distant relative of Crawley. She wears a dark wig with upturned corners that give her a little flip.
Off camera, actress Tuppence Middleton has long, voluminous hair and curtain bangs. And like her character, she is expecting a baby.
Tom Branson views the role as part of nobility after suddenly finding himself in his employer’s family.