Character: Daisy Mason
(played by Sophie McShera)
Daisy Mason (nee Robinson) is the kitchen maid at Downton. She is a simple but good hearted girl who is very loyal: despite being often scolded by Mrs Patmore she does her best to protect her when the cook’s eyesight fails. Daisy is not sure about her feelings for William Mason, but she marries him (partly at the urging of others) to give him comfort just before he dies. Later she feels guilty about this and questions whether she has any right to her widow’s pension.