Joanne Froggatt wins Golden Globe for Downton Abbey role role

Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt has won a Golden Globe for her role in the TV series – and revealed it was the ‘most shocking moment’ of her life.

The Yorkshire-born actress ditched her maid’s outfit for the glamour of the red carpet as she was awarded the plaudit at the Hollywood ceremony.

Joanne Froggatt poses in the press room with the award for best supporting actress in a series, miniseries or television movie for “Downton Abbe

Joanne Froggatt poses in the press room after collecting her award (Jordan Strauss/Invision/PA)

Joanne, 34, who plays the loveable lady’s maid Anna Bates in Downton, has been given some hard-hitting storylines in the past season as her character had to cope with the aftermath of being raped and being wrongly accused of murdering her attacker.

The BBC reported Joanne saying: “This is the most shocking moment of life. After the storyline aired I received a lot of letters from survivors of rape – thank you to everyone who wrote – I heard you. Thank you to the most amazing cast and crew, my agent and my husband I wouldn’t be here without you.”