Downton abbey costs an average of one million pounds per episode to produce as of 20, downton abbey is the highest rated pbs masterpiece drama series of all time, seen by an estimated 120 million viewers in 200 countries and regions. She arrived in england, with her mother, in 1888, at the age of 20, and was engaged to robert, viscount downton, as he then was, by the end of her first season. Directed by 14 writing credits 3 cast 337 produced by 18 music by 1 cinematography by 8. Elizabeth mcgovern is his farsighted american wife, cora.
If i had one critical comment the box having to house so many discs is fiddly. Downton abbey a sprawling, lavish edwardian mansion nestled in the yorkshire landscape needs an heir. Characters you need to know downton abbey film downton. The second series of the british historical drama television series downton abbey aired from 18 september 2011 to 6 november 2011, comprising a total of 8 episodes and one christmas special episode aired on 25 december 2011. The downton abbey premiere opens in 1912, when the sinking of the titanic punctures the succession plans of lord grantham, the father of three daughters, and inspires cora and his mother to push. If a virtual private party is more your thing, go here for details. Join a live hosted trivia game for your favorite pub trivia experience done virtually. No musical score sets our hearts aflutter like the opening theme for downton abbey. Sybil crawley, tom branson, isobel crawley, sarah obrien. It has been waaaaay too long since ive watched downton abbey. It first aired on itv in the united kingdom on 26 september 2010, and on pbs in the united states on 9 january 2011, as part of the masterpiece classic anthology. But downton abbey is much more than a television show.
Patmore, gives us a catchup on all the characters upstairs and downstairs of downton with some brand new scenes from the downton abbey film. It sits on 1,000 acres of parkland and it has been the country seat of the earls of carnarvon since 1679, with the present earl and countess still living there. Downton abbey transcends its soapy plotting with witty dialogue, lavish costumes and sets, and an outstanding cast. The downton abbey film premieres on friday, and takes place more than a year after the events of the shows last season. The math doesnt exactly line up here, but thats television f. Yet, nothing is quite as it seems in the changing landscape and shifting fortunes of downton abbey. Downton abbey 3 character hub season 3 downton abbey. Gillian anderson reportedly turned down the part of lady cora grantham the real estate that plays downton abbey, highclere. In series four, the staff at downton abbey receive a letter from gwen where. Where downton abbey characters left off at end of tv.
Downton abbey simpsonized downton abbey character click. Introduction to characters and motivations are key, and fellowes gives us a great hook, the entail. In series 6, gwen returns, eleven years later, to downton as a successful married woman, although she visits the mansion only. The last season of the show saw major changes happening at downton abbey, including carsons retirement and. Downton abbey tv series 20102015 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. There are 2 additional discs one a documentary about the making of the series and one about the characters, both interesting and informative. And when i say downton is an estate, i mean its like a castle without the armaments. Dame maggy smith stars as violet, the stubborn dowager countess of grantham matriarch of downton. Series one begins at an english country estate called downton abbey in april of 1912, with the sinking of the titanic. The series first aired on itv in the united kingdom on 26 september 2010, and in the united states on pbs, which supported production of the series as part of its masterpiece classic anthology, on 9 january 2011 the series, set in the fictional yorkshire. The series kicks off with the arrival of news that threatens the future of downton abbey. Most of the shows beloved characters, including carson and mrs. In series four, the staff at downton abbey receive a letter from gwen where she tells them she is married. Downton abbey is the name of the fictional yorkshire estate in which the crawleys reside but the reallife location used is highclere castle located in the county of hampshire.
The new legal heirs to downton, lawyer matthew crawley and his nurse mother isobel are invited to live on the estate. Elizabeth mcgovern cora is the beautiful daughter of isidore levinson, a dry goods multi millionaire from cincinnati. Downton abbey is a british period drama that won a golden globe for best drama miniseries in 2012. Im not sure what i like about it but something just feels right. Lord granthams cousin, james crawley, heir presumptive to the earldom, and his son, patrick, died in the.
Downton abbey downton abbey returns for season 5 and weve got all the spoilers, cast, info, and new characters here for you. Several interesting and diverse characters are introduced. Over the course of six seasons, we were privy to wellmannered bickerments and soapy melodrama elevated by 20thcentury. It hasnt been that long since downton abbey went off the air, but a lot has happened since the british historical drama ended its sixseason run in 2016. That will never change, despite the epic period dramas disappointing third season. The ties between blood relations in family are an important part of the series. Get to know some of the new characters joining downton abbey series four.
The first series of downton abbey comprises 7 episodes, and was broadcast in the. Play sporcle s virtual live trivia to have fun, connect with people, and get your trivia on. Based on the clues, names these characters from downton abbey. It was broadcast in the united kingdom on itv, and in the united states on pbs, starting on 8 january 2012. The family and staff of downton are shocked when they find that the heir to the title and fiance of the earls daughter mary perished on the titanic and the earl hires a crippled army comrade as valet. It focuses on the lives of the crawley family and the servants on the estate until august of 1914, with the declaration of the first world war. It begins in preworld war i england, right after the sinking of the rms titanic downton abbey details the trials and tribulations of a family of nobility living on an estate called downton abbey, run by matriarch violet crawley, her son robert crawley, and his american wife, cora. As part of the backstory, the main character, robert crawley, earl of grantham, had. The drama comes from the characters trying to navigate their rapidly.
Downton abbey explained for people who dont watch downton. The series finale of downton abbey even typing that phrase still makes my heart hurt was never going to be about the question of what would happen. Just in time for the upcoming film, were reminiscing about our favorite downton abbey costumes, from sybils harem pants to lady marys wedding gown and. See the big events from downton abbey season 1 6, including mourning, meddling, and challenging social issues. The opening episode of a series is always a factfinding mission for me. He is shocked in season 1 to find out he is a distant cousin to robert crawley and the heir to downton abbey. Six series have been made, the sixth airing in the autumn of 2015 in the uk and ireland, and in. A power ranking of all 32 downton abbey movie characters.
Here, take a look at what the stars of downton abbey, including maggie smith, michelle dockery, and joanne froggatt, really look like, compared to their iconic characters. Hugh bonneville stars as her son, the stoic, unflappable lord crawley. Hughes, lady mary, and dowager countess violet, return for the movie. Set in broughton hall, the story waltzes through the upper and middle classes, as the courtship and eventual walk down the aisle. If i had watched it recently, i probably would have gotten a perfect score. Downton abbey is a british historical drama television series set in the early 20th century, created and cowritten by julian fellowes. A summary of downton abbey, seasons 1 and 2 thought.
A chronicle of the lives of the british aristocratic crawley family and their servants in the early twentieth century. Downton abbey is a british period drama television series created by julian fellowes and coproduced by carnival films and masterpiece. Find out all about the downton family and characters on the official itv. The first series of downton abbey comprises 7 episodes, and was broadcast in the uk on 26 september 2010, and explored the lives of the crawley family and their servants from the day after the sinking of the rms titanic in april 1912 to the outbreak of the first world war on 4 august 1914. With hugh bonneville, phyllis logan, elizabeth mcgovern, brendan coyle. Click on a character below for bios, exclusive video, slideshows, behindthescenes photos and more, and discuss them with. Many years ago a family of women, dogs, scones, and one dad lived on a large estate called downton abbey, where people liked to engage in eating, walking, snooty harrumphing, and hardcore gallivanting. Downton abbey stars jim carter and hugh bonneville discuss the camaraderie between cast members.
Carson, played by jim carter, has quite the power strut. Downton abbey is a period tv show that centers on a rich family and their estate. In essence, the series is a soap opera though a bigbudget, beautifullyacted one. For years, we welcomed creator julian fellowess downton abbey into our homes every sunday nightalong with the beloved characters played by michelle dockery, maggie smith, hugh bonneville, joanne froggatt, and the rest of the cast.1265 1162 1391 948 1319 232 738 1441 526 171 241 936 48 1192 515 729 941 787 483 415 101 1491 441 696 1431 1075 891 1538 916 396 900 225 591 900 650 1352 30 1414 839 291 1185 49 53 807 27 667 366