Downton Abbey: Why Maria Doyle Kennedy relishes her evil role


The woman we love to loathe: Why Maria Doyle Kennedy relishes her role as Downton Abbey”s most evil character

10:07 PM on 23rd September 2011

Villain: Maria Doyle Kennedy, pictured here as her manipulative character Vera, loves playing Downton Abbey

Villain: Maria Doyle Kennedy, pictured here as her manipulative character Vera, loves playing Downton Abbey”s most-hated woman

Some drama in the mix: Maria

ISome drama in the mix: Maria”s co-star Brendan Coyle, pictured, agrees that Vera is an exciting addition to the cast

True love: Vera threatens to separate her estranged husband John (played by Brendan Coyle) from his sweetheart, housemaid Anna (Joanne Froggatt)

True love: Vera threatens to separate her estranged husband John (played by Brendan Coyle) from his sweetheart, housemaid Anna (Joanne Froggatt)

Maria has previously starred in BBC series The Tudors alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Maria has previously starred in BBC series The Tudors alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers