‘Downton Abbey’ season 4 notes: Jessica Brown Findlay and Highclere Castle

Downton Abbey CastNow that all of those “Downton Abbey” April Fools’ Day jokes are out of the way (including the ones that we saw professing that every character was going to die in season 4), we’re now back with a story that first and foremost takes us back to Easter.

On Sunday, the real-life Downton Abbey in Highclere Castle hosted a massive Easter Egg Hunt in support of the charity Naomi House and Jacks Place, and from what we’ve heard, it turned out to be quite an affair as there were thousands of chocolate eggs, various activities for children, and of course the opportunity for many to be close to one of the most-famous buildings in Britain at this very moment. In a new post on the residence’s official Facebook page, here is what representatives for the castle had to say:

“What a brilliant day! The most successful Easter Sunday ever with lots of money raised for Naomi House!! Thank you to everyone that came and supported us! Photos to go up soon! Now must dash, we have chocolate eggs to eat! Happy Easter!!!”

“Downton Abbey” season 4 production is currently taking place at the castle, but producers and the establishment’s owners have arranged a schedule long in advance so that the property can be used for certain events on certain days. During the dark periods for filming, it is a frequent destination for weddings.

More from Jessica Brown Findlay – After choosing to stay silent for several months regarding the death of her famed “Downton Abbey” character of Lady Sybil, Jessica has been much more candid as of late when it comes to sharing her thoughts on anything and everything while promoting her upcoming work in “Labyrinth.”

Speaking as a part of a new interview with The Huffington Post UK, the actress explained that she was even surprised by the nature of some fans’ reaction to her character passing, and while she expected there to be some emotion, she did not believe that it would be quite like this:

“The day Sybil died I was flying out to film in New York. Normally when you land somewhere, you get a couple of messages, but I had an onslaught from people saying, ‘you could have warned me.’

“Even my parents knew I was dying, but they didn’t know how, so my mum was in bits. My dad had to tell her, ‘you can call her on the phone.’

“Julian (Fellowes, writer) did such an amazing job with Sybil that it was a really exciting way to go out. I had to keep very quiet about it.”

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