The cast members swap their stiff upper lips for glowing smiles

By Phil Boucher
December 18, 2014 08:05 PM
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Is anyone immune to the charms of George Clooney?

Clearly, the famously frosty occupants of Downton aren’t – even the stiff upper lips of butler Carson and housekeeper Mrs. Hughes have been turned into glowing smiles by the Oscar-winner’s presence.

The selfie was taken during the filming of Clooney’s appearance in a special charity sketch of Downton Abbey. The hit period drama airs on British TV on Friday at 4 p.m. ET.

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A new teaser clip is also going to be released in the lead-up to the annual Text Santa fundraiser, which helps support a string of U.K.-based cancer and children s charities.

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Watch a preview of Clooney’s guest appearance below.