From dowdy to dazzling: How Downton Abbey maid Joanne Froggatt wowed Hollywood over Emmys weekend
14:02 GMT, 24 September 2012
As head housemaid Anna Bates in Downton Abbey, we're used to see Joanne Froggatt in dowdy dresses and pinafores without a scrap of make-up.
But out of her plain costume, the 32-year-old actress can really turn on the glamour.
The Yorkshire-born star has been wowing Hollywood as she attended a string of pre-Emmy parties over the weekend, before her crowning glory at the actual awards on Sunday night.
Glamour girl: Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt looked stunning in a Vivienne Westwood dress and Jimmy Choo heels at the Primetime Emmy Awards
Plain: Joanne as Anna Bates in Downton Abbey
As Joanne had been nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series at the Emmys, she pulled out all the stops with her stunning outfit.
Arriving on the red carpet at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday night, the actress dazzled in strapless, taupe Vivienne Westwood dress, which she teamed with Jimmy Choo peep-toe heels.
Her long blonde hair was styled in loose waves with minimal jewellery and a glittery clutch.
Unfortunately for Joanne, she beaten to the award by her co-star Dame Maggie Smith, who was unable to attend the star-studded bash.
Joanne's attendance at the Emmys came after a weekend of partying in Los Angeles.
On Saturday night, she joined co-stars Michelle Dockery, Brendan Coyle and Hugh Bonneville at the BAFTA LA TV Tea party.
She went for a similar hairstyle with soft blonde waves and a red Zo Jordan SS12 Margaret shift dress and gold Nicholas Kirkwood high-heeled sandals.
Earlier that day, she went for a more relaxed daytime look in a rose-patterned neon green skater dress and flat sandals for a visit to the HBO Luxury Lounge at the Four Seasons Hotel.
Glad to be nominated: Joanne with her Downton Abbey co-stars (L-R) Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, writer Julian Fellowes, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle
Under the spotlight: Michelle in her Louis Vuitton dress (left) and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and his wife Emma
On Thursday night, the actress also opted for another similar cut dress as she attended the Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences' Emmy nominees reception.
Joanne wore an orange Jonathan Saunders Resort 13 look 20 dress with poker straight hair.
And when she was back home in Britain last week, she was also spotted attending London Fashion Week.
She joined co-star Elizabeth McGovern in the front row of the Mulberry Spring/Summer 2013 show.
Skater girl: Joanne went for similar cut dresses at the BAFTA LA Tea Party (left) and HBO Luxury Lounge (right) on Saturday
Stylish: Joanne at the Emmy nominees reception on Thursday (left) and at the Mulberry show at London Fashion Week on Tuesday
Equal: Downton Abbey stars Jim Carter (Charlie Carson), Brendan Coyle (John Bates) and Hugh Bonneville (Earl Of Grantham) looked dapper
EMMY AWARDS 2012… AND THE WINNERS ARE
Drama Series: Homeland, Showtime
Actress, Drama Series: Claire Danes, Homeland, Showtime
Actor, Drama Series: Damian Lewis, Homeland, Showtime
Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad, AMC
Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey, PBS
Writing, Drama Series: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff, Homeland, Showtime
Directing, Drama Series: Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire, HBO
Comedy Series: Modern Family, ABC
Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Julie Bowen, Modern Family, ABC
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family, ABC
Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, HBO
Actor, Comedy Series: Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men, CBS
Writing, Comedy Series: Louis C.K, Louie, FX Networks
Directing, Comedy Series: Steven Levitan, Modern Family, ABC
Miniseries or Movie: Game Change, HBO
Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julianne Moore, Game Change, HBO
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story, FX Networks
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys, History
Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys, History
Directing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Jay Roach, Game Change, HBO
Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Danny Strong, Game Change, HBO
Host, Reality-Competition Program: Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars, ABC
Reality-Competition Program: The Amazing Race, CBS
Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Comedy Central
Writing for a Variety Special: Louis C.K., Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre, FX Networks
Directing, Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards, CBS