‘Downton Abbey’ Star Allen Leech Praises George Clooney’s Guest Appearance
Downton Abbey star Allen Leech has praised George Clooney for his comedic turn during the drama’s special charity episode.
The star will reportedly play an American wedding guest in a one-off sketch to raise money for upcoming British charity fundraiser Text Santa.
Leech, who stars as widowed chauffeur Tom Branson, promises fans an hilarious TV moment, telling E! News, “It was great… And I don’t want to spoil it but it’s very, very funny, I’ve seen it and the interactions that George has with everyone in the cast are hilarious, so I think everyone will enjoy it and it will be a real treat and it was great of him to come in and do something like that for us.”
Clooney also proved a hit with the ladies on set – Leech adds, “I’ll put it this way: I’ve never seen so many female crew members arrive and be on set when they weren’t actually supposed to be. It was very interesting.”
Leech’s co-star Laura Carmichael also let slip that Clooney’s character kisses Dame Maggie Smith’s stern Dowager Countess of Grantham during the sketch, which will air during the Text Santa U.K. telethon on December 19.