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‘Upstairs Downstairs’ stars reveal all

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But it appears that the real stand-out performance among the cast and crew and the one who seems to have made the most impact on its peers was in fact a capucin monkey who, according to Foy, behaved like a toddler throughout filming in Bridgend and Treforest and was near impossible to control.

She says: “I had to see the monkey before we started rolling, as I knew if I just walked in there during the scene, I would have a heart attack, so they had to introduce it to me.

“She was just sat there, bum squeaking on the table, licking stuff and hitting things – like a small child.

“During the first take I had to pretend to be asleep, but I could see her out of the corner of my eye just get up, walk out of shot, get some grapes and start eating them in front of me, looking bored stiff. I couldn’t go on, I’ve never laughed so much.

“She’s big too, and if you tried to take something off her she’d just grab it back.

“Safe to say, I have no major desire to work with animals again. Then again, it’s not every day you’re stuck filming in a room with a monkey.”

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