Downton Abbey

For anyone who has been absent from the planet for the last two years, Downton Abbey is a television series, coproduced by Carnival Films in the UK and WGBH Boston in the US. The series is set on the fictional estate of Downton Abbey in the North Riding of Yorkshire. The series is set in the fictional Downton Abbey, the Yorkshire country house of the Earl and Countess of Grantham, and follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants during the reign of King George V. The first series spans the two years before the Great War beginning with news of the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, which sets the story in motion. The second series covers the years 1916 to 1919, and the 2011 Christmas Special which aired in December 2011 covers the 1919 Christmas period, ending in early 1920.  A third series is in production and is set to air in the UK beginning in September 2012, and in the US, in January 2013.

Here follows a series of photographs of some of the principal actors from the series, in costume. Click on each image to go to a full-sized blow-up.  I have posted these primarily because they provide costume detail not normally available through TV sets or small-screen videos.  The images have been taken from the fabulous website, which is a veritable encyclopedia of all things Downton Abbey-related. All credit is given to the owners of that website, Nicole, Sam and Melanie.  They state that the images were all taken from the Internet and from contributors, and that the images all belong to the original owners. If you feel any of the material rightfully belongs to you & want it removed, contact us & it will be taken off without question.

Maggie Smith in the role of The Dowager Countess Grantham

Isobel and Violet Exchange Christmas Gifts. L. Penelope Wilton in the role of Isobel Crawley R. Maggie Smith in the role of The Dowager Countess Violet Grantham

Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham. Penelope Wilton as Isobel Crawley.

Hugh Bonneville as Lord Robert Grantham

Elizabeth McGovern as Lady Grantham

Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley

Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley

Laura Carmichael in the role of Lady Edith Crawley

Jessica Brown-Findlay in the role of Lady Sybil Crawley

The Crawley Sisters. l to r: Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith; Jessica Brown-Findlay as Lady Sybil; Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary

Iain Glen in the role of Sir Richard Carlisle

Zoe Boyle in the role of Miss Lavinia Catherine Swire

Dan Stevens in the role of Matthew Crawley. Michelle Dockery in the role of Lady Mary Crawley

Samantha Bond in the role of Lady Rosamund Painswick

Maggie Smith in the role of The Dowager Countess Violet Grantham

The Mourners at Lavinia Swire's Grave

Downton Abbey, Christmas 1919

Shirley MacLaine in the role of Mrs. Martha Levinson, mother of Lady Cora Grantham



One thought on “Downton Abbey

  1. Thank you for the like on my resent post. This is an interesting site.

    Posted by chinuephillips58 | April 22, 2012, 6:09 pm

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