Downton Abbey’s Rob-James Collier Gives Us the Downton/Star Wars Mash-Up We Didn’t Realize We Wanted
"Why must you always walk in the light, Bates?"
I always knew that Thomas Barrow on Downton Abbey used the Dark Side of the Force. Thankfully, the actor who plays him, Rob-James Collier, is much less dark. Using only his iPhone during his down time on the set of Downton (they apparently have a lot of it on this set), he’s created a Downton/Star Wars mash-up film for charity. The first part, Downton Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Valet, is in the above video, and features several of his Downton co-stars.
The charity is the Chilterns MS Centre in the UK. Thanks to this video, Collier has already gone over his £10,000.00 goal, and will also be running in the London Marathon in support of the charity. However, if you’d like to ensure that he releases the rest of Downton Wars (or you just want to help a great cause), check out EvilButler.com and donate if you can.
Otherwise, Thomas will come after you. With a light saber. (But not a cape, because we’ve established that they’re not cool.)
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