Froggatt says she is star struck at awards

Joanne Froggatt

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DOWNTON ABBEY star Joanne Froggatt and Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke have admitted she was star struck at the Golden Globes, even though they are regulars on the red carpet.

Froggatt, who is nominated for a gong for her role as Anna Bates in the soapy period drama, said she was recently left speechless when sharing a lift with director Quentin Tarantino.

Speaking at Bafta Los Angeles’ annual tea party ahead of the awards show, Froggatt said: “I did have a moment on Thursday night. We shared a lift with Quentin Tarantino and I got out and was like, ‘That’s OK, my week is made because I shared a lift with Quentin Tarantino’.

“I didn’t pluck up the courage to speak to him or say hello but I will if I see him again. Reservoir Dogs is one of my favourite films of all times. So that’s why I was a bit like, ‘Oh my goodness, one of my favourite ever directors’.”

She added she is still holding out hope that there will be a Downton Abbey film now the television series has concluded, saying: “It is still on the cards but we don’t know anything, so it will be in the future, certainly everyone is feeling very positive about it but there is no script and no talk of dates yet. It depends if they can get everyone together again at the same time.”

The Golden Globes were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles at 1am today British time.

Eddie Redmayne, Idris Elba, Dame Helen Mirren and Kate Winslet are among the British actors hoping to take home a Golden Globe.

Redmayne will be hoping for a second consecutive win in the best actor category.

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