Secondary Character Saturday: Lady Sybil, Downton Abbey


Image courtesy: Downton Abbey/PBS

Image courtesy: Downton Abbey/PBS

WHO: Lady Sybil Crawley

FROM: Downton Abbey

BY: Julian Fellowes

PRODUCED: September 2010

PROS: Sweet, compassionate, adventurous, brave, unconventional, risk taking, forward thinking. Oh, and a great dresser.

CONS: Headstrong, occasionally rash.

Lady Sybil turns a few head with her new -- trouser -- frock. (Image courtesy: Downton Abbey/PBS)

Lady Sybil turns a few head with her new — trouser — frock. (Image courtesy: Downton Abbey/PBS)

BEST SHINING MOMENT: Hmmmm. Wearing “pants” to dinner? Learning how to bake from Daisy and Mrs. Patmore? Becoming a nurse during World War 1? She’s pretty awesome, it is tough to pick just one.

Image courtesy: Downton Abbey/PBS

Image courtesy: Downton Abbey/PBS

LEAST SHINING MOMENT: Heedlessly going to the political rally when Branson tries to warn her off. It’s a rash thing to do and both Branson and Matthew risk life and limb rescuing her.

Image courtesy: Downton Abbey/PBS

Image courtesy: Downton Abbey/PBS

WHY I CHOSE SYBIL: Mostly I chose Sybil because my daughter suggested her. But I quickly came around to the idea. I really liked the character. She is played by the beautiful (and breathy) Jessica Brown Findlay. If you like Downton and can’t wait for the next season to begin I strong suggest the HBO mini series Parade’s End which set in the same period, touches on many of the same themes, benefits from better writing and stars Benedict Cumberbatch.

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