"The world hears you": Watch Joanne Froggatt's emotional speech about her "Downton Abbey" rape storyline

Her character, Anna, had an emotional and controversial rape storyline during the show's fourth season

Published January 12, 2015 3:00AM (EST)


Joanne Froggatt won the Golden Globe for best supporting actress in a TV series for her performance on “Downton Abbey" and for guiding her character, Anna Bates, through season four's emotional and controversial rape storyline. In a moving speech, Froggatt gave a shoutout to rape survivors, saying “After this storyline aired I received a small number of letters from survivors of rape and one woman summed up the thoughts of many, saying she wasn’t sure why she'd written but she just felt in some ways she wanted to be heard, and id just like to say, I heard you, and I hope saying this so publicly means in some ways you feel the world hears you." Pure class.

By Anna Silman

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