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Joanne Froggatt stars in "Downton Abbey" on PBS as the head housemaid Anna Bates. Froggatt explains why the character so resonates with audiences: "She's just so lovely! She's a genuine, kind, moralistic person, she is beautiful on the inside. She is also strong-minded. She doesn't suffer fools gladly — she is no walkover. She has fun, but she also knows what's morally right and wrong. She's the kind of person I'd want as a friend."

Yorkshire native Joanne Froggatt began her acting career as
Joanne Froggatt in "Robin Hood"
Joanne Froggatt Robin Hood
a member of a youth theater group. She has proven herself to be a versatile talent with numerous theater credits and diverse roles in British television shows such as "Robin Hood," "Paradise Heights," "The Bill," "Coronation Street," "Spooks" and "Life on Mars." In 2010, she starred in her first feature film," In Our Name."

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