You don’t know you’re beautiful, Downton Abbey. But comedian Richard Sandling does!
Sandling is the brains behind a video mashup of the Crawley crew performing One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful.” Using footage from seasons 1 through 3 (and both Christmas specials), cast members of Downton lend their dramatic dialogue to the hit song.
And after Sunday’s shocking season 3 finale, a little Downton humor is just what the Dowager Countess ordered.
Originally created for Richard Sandling’s Perfect Movie, a monthly live show created by the comedian, the cast of Downton manages to utter every lyric – with one exception. Rather than crooning “the way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed,” Lord Gratham and gang opts for “the way that you flip your hair gets me flabbergasted.”
This isn’t the first fun mashup Sandling has created – his website, That Awesome Movie Guy, also combined Mad Men with Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” for a viral video that’s reached over 1.2 million views.