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'Downton Abbey' And 'Iron Man 3': Happy Hogan Watches Branson/Sybil Scene

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Even super heroes love "Downton Abbey" ... at least they do in "Iron Man 3." According to several reports, including one from Yahoo! TV, a scene from "Downton Abbey" appears in Marvel's latest "Iron Man" installment.

In the movie, in theaters May 3, former "Iron Man" director Jon Favreau -- in character as Happy Hogan, Tony Stark's (Robert Downey Jr.) former chauffeur/body guard -- watches a scene featuring Branson (Allen Leech) and Sybil (Jessica Brown Findlay). "It's his favorite show," Tony says. "He thinks it's elegant."

Leech took to Twitter saying he heard several reports of his appearance.


Allen Leech
“@booboomcgoo: Iron Man 3 is well good. Surprise performance from Allenleech is always welcome.” A couple of people have said this! Eh what?

Allen Leech
“@booboomcgoo: some bits where Iron Man's bodyguard is watching Downton Abbey the scenes with Branson & Sybil in the garage.” Ha brilliant x

And Favreau also tweeted about the scene.


Jon Favreau
Pay attention to what scene Happy is watching in . It was carefully selected.

"Downton Abbey" is currently filming Season 4 without Dan Stevens and Siobhan Finneran, but in addition to the returning cast members, the new season will feature Gary Carr as the show's first black character, a jazz singer named Jack Ross, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Tom Cullen, Julian Ovenden, Nigel Harman, Joanna David and Dame Harriet Walter and the return of Shirley MacLaine.

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