Downton Abbey star reveals the Queen’s butlers were sent to the set to make sure new movie was accurate – The Sun

DOWNTOWN Abbey star Kevin Doyle has revealed the Queen's butlers were brought in to help advise cast on how to behave around monarchs.

The actor, 59, says two butlers from Buckingham Palace were used to ensure the movie was completely accurate.

The butlers joined the film's cast on the set of the flick at Highclere Castle in Hampshire.

He said: "They were great. Alistair Bruce, who is the historical adviser on this, he has the bible really in terms of etiquette and how people behaved.

“Throughout the TV show he was always there for us. Any questions we had he was always there to answer.”

He added: “But there were a couple of days which he was not available, so he sent a couple of his friends, who happened to be part of the Royal household. It was amazing.



“They were able to help us specifically with how a King and Queen are treated differently to normal members of the aristocracy. They were terribly helpful. ”

However, the two men remained tight lipped when it came to spilling the beans on the royals.

“No, they were very careful and very discreet,” the star said.

Earlier this week, stars from the movie flocked to London's Leicester Square for the world premiere of the highly-anticipated film.


Michelle Dockery led the red-carpet glamour dressed in a dazzling, floor-length gown, while her on-screen dad Hugh Bonneville, 54, debuted his new bearded look.

Allen Leech, who's best known for his role as Tom Branson in the historical drama series, revealed he is expecting his first child with wife Jessica Blair Herman on the night.

Fans waited for years for the movie to be confirmed and it was finally given the go-ahead in 2017.

And they'll not be disappointed by the cast, as old favourites have reunited for the film version of the hit historical drama.

The movie will hit UK cinemas this Friday September 13.

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