Watch George Clooney in First 'Downton Abbey' Charity Special Teaser
Is it Hugh Bonneville? No, it's that guy from 'ER'!
It might be around 80 seconds shorter than the 88-second Star Wars teaser and probably required significantly less CGI, but the first look at George Clooney’s upcoming appearance in a Downton Abbey charity special could well cause a competitively high amount of excitement or screams.
Released by U.K. broadcaster ITV, the clip shows Lady Cora discussing a dinner invitation with the back of someone we’re led to believe is Hugh Bonneville’s character, Lord Grantham.
But with the song "Let It Snow" playing in the background, the character turns around, revealing himself to be none other than a three-piece- suited Clooney, looking a little too tan for someone living in northern England in the 1920s.
The full sketch is due to be broadcast in the U.K. on Dec. 18 as part of ITV’s "Text Santa" charity appeal. Clooney joined the cast for shooting at the Downton set in Highclere Castle earlier in the year, with Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael) in September revealing a scene in which he tries to kiss the Dowager Countess herself, Maggie Smith.
See the teaser video below.