What do the cast of Downton Abbey get up to on set?

Graffiti, selfies and napping on the job, so it seems...

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They might be all serious when the cameras start rolling. But a quick flick through the hit period drama’s Instagram reveals that it’s not all stiff upper lips behind the scenes… 

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In fact, by the looks of things, they are all a pack of jokers…

There’s even a bit of play fighting between takes. Though we’d imagine Maggie Smith sits that kind of stuff out…

This cheerful #behindthescenes image should brighten up a Winter's day! #Downton #DowntonAbbey #Series4

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Because she’s busy taking selfies, we assume…

Or indulging in a little, light-hearted graffiti perhaps… 

A #behindthescenes snap depicting a thought many have had during #Series4 of #DowntonAbbey. Poor Molesley! #Molesley #Downton #Set

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Smart phones might not have been invented in the 1920s, but that doesn’t stop the cast sending a quick Snapchat between takes… 

Erm, has anyone noticed this man?

On the set of Downton, lunchtime = bib-time. Obviously.

Before it’s time for a little snooze. All that brooding must be hard work…

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Downton Abbey will return for a fifth series and a Christmas special later this year