Downton’s Jessica Brown Findlay turns head in a violet coat and fuchsia beret as she films new series Flatshare with co-star Anthony Welsh in Brighton

Former Downton Abbey star Jessica Brown Findlay looked worlds away from her character Lady Sybil on Wednesday.

The actress was spotted in a striking ensemble filming her new series Flatshare in Bristol.

The 32-year old, shot scenes for the Paramount Plus show with co-star and on screen love interest Anthony Welsh, 38.

New series: Jessica Brown Findlay, 32, turned heads in a violet furry coat and hot pink beret on Wednesday as she filmed her new series Flatshare with co-star Anthony Welsh in Brighton

As their characters hunted for a new home, Jessica turned heads in a furry violet coat which she wore open over a violet and tangerine striped T-shirt. 

In cerulean jeans heavy with seam detail, the actress wore a pair of metallic Nike trainers. 

She kept her brunette tresses in voluminous curls with a natural makeup look for the role, adding an eye catching fuchsia beret.

Making a statement: She kept her brunette tresses in voluminous curls with a natural makeup look for the role, adding an eye catching fuchsia beret

Fashion forward: In cerulean jeans heavy with seam detail, the actress wore a pair of metallic Nike trainers

Making a statement: She kept her brunette tresses in voluminous curls with a natural makeup look for the role, adding an eye catching fuchsia beret

Jewels: The costume department accessorised the look with tiger orange cross body bag and a teal charm necklace

Jewels: The costume department accessorised the look with tiger orange cross body bag and a teal charm necklace

The costume department accessorised the look with a tiger orange cross body bag and a teal charm necklace.

Later the Harlots actress removed the coat to reveal more of the striped T-shirt, which she tucked into her jeans.

Actor Anthony cut a casual figure in a colour blocked padded jacket over an open checked shirt and T-shirt.

Eye catching: Later the Harlots actress removed the coat to reveal more of the striped T-shirt, which she tucked into her jeans

Eye catching: Later the Harlots actress removed the coat to reveal more of the striped T-shirt, which she tucked into her jeans

Laid back lad: Actor Anthony cut a casual figure in a colour blocked padded jacket over an open checked shirt and T-shirt

Laid back lad: Actor Anthony cut a casual figure in a colour blocked padded jacket over an open checked shirt and T-shirt

His character completed the look with a pair of navy jeans, vintage inspired running trainers and a leather backpack.

The pair could be seen laughing between takes with Jessica pulling funny faces and touching up her make-up. 

The duo filmed scenes outside a block of flats as their characters searched desperately for somewhere to live.  

LOL: The pair could be seen laughing between takes with Jessica pulling funny faces and touching up her make-up as she prepared for her next scene

LOL: The pair could be seen laughing between takes with Jessica pulling funny faces and touching up her make-up as she prepared for her next scene

Flatshare is based on the book The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary – focusing on two cash strapped twenty-somethings who share a bed in a flat despite having never met. 

Jessica plays the character of Tiffy in the six part series, alongside Anthony who plays Leon. 

Also joining the cast will be The Witcher’s Bart Edwards, who play’s Tiffy’s ex-boyfriend and Gangs Of London’s Shaq B Grant, who will play Leon’s brother.

Home sweet home: The duo filmed scenes outside a block of flats as their characters searched for somewhere to live

Home sweet home: The duo filmed scenes outside a block of flats as their characters searched for somewhere to live

The sighting comes as the second Downton Abbey movie, which sees The Crawley family going on a grand journey to the South of France, is set to be released on April 29.

Jessica left the series in season three after her character, Lady Sybil, died shortly after childbirth.

She rose to fame with the character, as she was still at university studying art school when the first series aired. previously joking: ‘I just thought it was this sort of quiet little period drama,’ whilst on Channel 4’s Sunday brunch.

She went on to admit that she left the show to get out of her comfort zone and learn more as she was still at the beginning of her career.

Revealing: ‘I really wanted to learn more. I had so much more I wanted to go and learn.’ 

Rising role: She is best known for playing Lady Sybil Crawley in the hit show Downtown Abbey

Rising role: She is best known for playing Lady Sybil Crawley in the hit show Downtown Abbey

Novel based: Flatshare is based on the book The Flatshare by Beth O'leary - focusing on two cash strapped twenty-somethings who share a bed in a flat despite having never met

Novel based: Flatshare is based on the book The Flatshare by Beth O’leary – focusing on two cash strapped twenty-somethings who share a bed in a flat despite having never met

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