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Downton Abbey: Which composers are these characters' lookalikes?

Posted at 5:05 PM on January 8, 2014 by Jay Gabler (3 Comments)
Filed under: Fun finds

Jodi Gustafson, an administrative assistant at Classical MPR, amused herself one night in front of the TV by finding composers who looked like characters on Downton Abbey. How are her matches? What composer lookalikes would you nominate?

Lord Grantham: Franz Schubert


Mary: Abbie Betinis


Edith: Fanny Mendelssohn

Fanny Mendelssohn.jpg

Mrs. Hughes: Grace Williams

Grace Williams.jpg

Mr. Molesley: Gian Carlo Menotti


Mr. Carson: Maurice Duruflé


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Comments (3)

Ms. Gustafson must have had a lot of housework to be avoided. Great job!

Posted by Virginia Rudloff | January 9, 2014 10:15 AM

Well done! I'll add:
Lady Grantham: Libby Larsen?

Posted by Sue Melrose | January 15, 2014 4:49 AM

Carson and Durufle': spooky! Almost a dead ringer.

Posted by Sherry ladig | January 16, 2014 5:35 PM