The London Evening Standard has a gorgeous article about Keeley Hawes and her Upstairs, Downstairs co-star, Ed Stoppard.
A self-confessed control freak, Keeley has her presents already wrapped. 'I love spoiling the kids. Matthew always says, "I really think you've overdone it this time." But weirdly, as a result, I think they're more satisfied. If we go to Hamleys they say, "Oh, OK," quite sweetly when you say they're only allowed to look.'Keeley's own present pile has, in the past, contained a Morris Minor (she came home one day remarking at the nice car someone had parked outside; Matthew passed her the keys), a sketch by the 20th-century English artist Mary Newcomb of two sheep (last year's Christmas present), perfumes, Smythson diaries (a fabulous new colour every year) and 'anything from Margaret Howell'. Macfadyen does indeed sound like an expert present giver.