‘Cinderella’ has a lot of ‘Downton Abbey’

March 8, 2015 5:05 PM

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As Lady Rose Aldridge nee MacClare, the ravishingly feisty Crawley cousin on Downton Abbey, Lily James might have appeared the embodiment of a spoiled-rotten stepsister when auditioning for Disney’s Cinderella.

And as Daisy Mason, the series’ scullery maid-turned-assistant cook and budding revolutionary, Sophie McShera might have seemed the ideal candidate for the orphan girl sentenced to cleaning fireplaces and scraping plates until being rescued by Prince Charming. (But not before rescuing him first.) Th...

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