The 'Downton Abbey' Cast In Real Life Will Surprise You With Their Fondness For Facial Hair

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Downton Abbey is one of those rare shows that the cast contains more leading women than leading men. But that doesn't mean that the men of Downton Abbey aren't an integral part of the period drama on PBS. The women's style is more elaborate than the men's on the show, but fans have seen how things get serious if the men don't have appropriate attire of white shirt and correct jacket when it comes to dinnertime. But, for the most part, the male cast of Downton Abbey in real life are much easier to recognize when they are offscreen since their looks aren't that different on the show and in real-life. (But, there is much more facial hair.)

With Downton Abbey ending after Season 6, it's time to honor the men of Downton — onscreen and offscreen. Here are how some of the male actors look on the show and in real-life... even if their looks don't change much from the 1920s to the 2010s.

Images: ©Nick Briggs/Carnival Films 2014 for MASTERPIECE

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