Jessica Brown Findlay is a million miles from Downton Abbey in new Jamaica Inn trailer

The actress plays Daphne du Maurier's headstrong heroine opposite Matthew McNulty and Sean Harris in BBC1's new adaptation

The pristine dresses and painstaking decorum of Downton Abbey are but a distant memory as Jessica Brown-Findlay takes on the role of Daphne du Maurier’s spirited heroine Mary in the BBC’s new adaptation of Jamaica Inn.


Co-starring Sean Harris’s as Mary’s criminal uncle Joss Meryln and Matthew McNulty as his dishy brother Jem, the three part adaptation is soon to hit BBC1 screens but eager fans can get a sneak peek of what to expect in the new trailer. 

Set in 1821, the mood is sombre as Mary “feels a darkness growing over her” in the depths of the windswept Cornish moors at Jamaica Inn. Although, by the looks of the first footage, there’s plenty to distract her as she’s spotted smooching Jem and pulling worried expressions upon hearing of “things going on here you shouldn’t get caught up in”.

Set on the stunning Cornish coast and also featuring Ben Daniels, Joanne Whalley and Shirley Anderson, take a look at the trailer below…