Upstairs Downstairs is 'dream job': Keeley Hawes

Monday August 29, 2011

Keeley Hawes has revealed that Upstairs Downstairs is her "dream job", because of the vintage outfits.

The Spooks actress is set to reprise her role as Lady Agnes Holland in the second series of the BBC One period remake.

"It is a dream job. Going to the costumiers where they bring you all the original 1930s and 1940s clothes, and you're trying them on and making them fit... it's a dream," she said.

The first series of Upstairs Downstairs drew comparisons to ITV1's Downton Abbey, but Keeley - who has partnered with Kenco to launch the Kenco Millicano Trend Report - hopes viewers will judge it on its own merits.

"I hope so. I think it was quite difficult to judge them against each other before, because we only had three episodes and they had eight," she continued.

"This time we'll be back with six, and maybe they won't go out so close together. I don't really know, that's for the grown-ups to work out!

"But I certainly think there's room for both of them, and most of the people I talked to said they liked both. They're very different as well."

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