Downton Abbey dolls house: Students recreate show with cast of miniature creatures

The Downton dolls house: How 16-year-old schoolgirls created Dollton Abbey with hilarious cast of miniature creatures

London-based schoolgirls Grace Venning and Tanvi Punatar, both 16, created their own version of Downton using a dolls

London-based schoolgirls Grace Venning and Tanvi Punatar, both 16, created their own version of Downton using a dolls” house Grace”s father made for her, and a cast toy creatures. Their favourite show was ripe for parody, they say

The schoolgirls used Sylvanian Family toys and Beatrix Potter characters for the cast - here we see the Grantham family, who are mostly rabbits

The schoolgirls used Sylvanian Family toys and Beatrix Potter characters for the cast – here we see the Grantham family, who are mostly rabbits

The footmen William and Thomas are penguins, while other characters are played by hedgehogs, ducks and moles

The footmen William and Thomas are penguins, while other characters are played by hedgehogs, ducks and moles

Dowager Duchess Grantham is a duck, complete with trademark bonnet and plain spoken ways

Dowager Duchess Grantham is a duck, complete with trademark bonnet and plain spoken ways. I don”t like this tea, it”s rather weak, she tells Cora. “I don”t like that wallpaper, I don”t like Edith, I don”t like that carpet, I don”t like foreigners and I don”t like you”

The creative girls cast Branson the chauffeur as a particularly weaselly-looking otter

The creative girls cast Branson the chauffeur as a particularly weaselly-looking otter

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It”s a hit: Tanvi, left, and Grace present the finished product