Recording of interview with Phyllis Logan at Chiswick Playhouse an part of the Bedford Park Festival
From the ‘upstairs’ Lady Jane Felsham in Lovejoy to the ‘downstairs’ Mrs Hughes in Downton Abbey, Chiswick’s Phyllis Logan (pictured with Fr Kevin Morris after opening the Bedford Park Festival) has long been one of our best-loved actresses. She won the Evening Standard Best Actress award in 1983 and the BAFTA award for Most Promising Newcomer in 1984, before starring with Ian McShane in almost 50 episodes of the hit BBC comedy drama Lovejoy.
After dozens more screen and stage appearances, Phyllis was cast as the housekeeper Mrs Hughes in ITV’s Downton Abbey, never thinking it would become a long-running global hit. As production of the second Downton Abbey film gets underway, Phyllis talks about her remarkable life and career (and love of Chiswick) with Chiswick Playhouse executive director Mark Perry. Phyllis is a patron of the Playhouse.