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Ex-Downton star opens up about eating disorder

By Sherna Noah

Former Downton Abbey actress Jessica Brown Findlay has revealed that she has suffered from an eating disorder since she was 14.

The 27-year-old, who played Lady Sybil Crawley in the period drama, said she hoped talking about the condition could help others.

She said: "I'm doing Hamlet at the moment and it explores a lot about mental health.

"I've had an eating disorder since I was 14. We can feed certain ideas of what beauty is and what success is and I just feel there has to come a time where those aren't the rules any more.

"At that point, we can have a mature conversation about what that is about."

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