Downton Abbey Cast Visits New York City, Hangs With Knicks Player Amar'e Stoudemire
From old Yorkshire to New York!
Downton Abbey stars Hugh Bonneville, Robert James-Collier, Joanne Froggatt, Sophie McShera, and Brendan Coyle enjoyed a little Big Apple bonding this weekend when they hit the town together in NYC.
On Sunday, Dec. 9, the cast of the PBS British-American period drama visited Madison Square Garden to see their first-ever live professional basketball game, between the city's New York Knicks and the Denver Nuggets. Prior to the event, they were welcomed onto the court to take a picture with Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire.
The British stars seemed to enjoy the sport -- Bonneville, a.k.a. Robert Crawley, called it "basketamazeballs" on Twitter -- but their loyalties still lie with England.
"It's just not cricket," the actor, 49, tweeted of the game, which the Knicks won 112 to 106.
Credit: Twitter/Hugh Bonneville
The cast also braved the New York City subway on Sunday. Bonneville tweeted a photo of himself and his co-stars posing under a "Downtown" sign -- with his hand covering the "w."
"Out and about in #NYC," he wrote beside the pic, along with the hashtag "#downtondoesdowntown."