Red Nose Day is a UK-wide, fundraising event to aid people in the UK and Africa who are facing dire injustice or poverty . The event culminates in a live television extravaganza held in March (this year on Friday the 15th). On odd-numbered years, Comic Relief organizes Red Nose Day, and the telethon features celebrities performing funny skits; on even-numbered years, Sport Relief does the organizing, and the telethon showcases sports. Since Red Nose Day's inception 25 years ago, it has raised over 750-million pounds for charity.
British actors starring in the Downton Abbey video, below, include Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Harry Enfield, and Victoria Wood. The character of Cora Crawley--the outlier American--is played by Kim Cattrall, who is very difficult to recognize!