Downton Abbey - pictures of cast on set

"The Dowager Countess of Grantham"

"I would be lying if I were not to admit that I write for Maggie."
~ Julian Fellowes
(creator and writer for Downton Abbey)

Dame Maggie Smith has also acted in Gosford Park & From Time to Time, both written by Fellowes. He praises Maggie in this video interview for From Time to Time. He's not Maggie's sole admirer!

Downton Abbey explores the relationships between the family and servants under the same roof. It also follows their different lives and expectations in the face of the upheavals of the Edwardian age. Mr Fellowes said: “Downton Abbey is not seen from the family’s point of view or from the servants’ point of view.“It is an even perspective from all of their points of view. They are all principal characters.”

Here are some images of the cast for the upcoming Downton Abbey
To be aired: UK : ITV Sept 26 / US : PBS January

Hugh Bonneville


Elizabeth McGovern

Dame Maggie Smith

L-R: Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Maggie Smith, Jessica Brown-Findlay

Dan Stevens

Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith



Thanks to Ldwark for the pics!!

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9 comments:

  1. I'm very, very excited to see this production!

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  2. Ruth, tell me about it!! I'm just hoping that this will be half as good as we expect it to be!

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  3. The 'unidentified actress' is Jessica Brown Findlay. She is one to watch!

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  4. Thanks Teresa! I tried without success to identify her.

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  5. Hi Charleybrown,
    she is the daughter of a friend of mine. Jessica was in a couple of episodes of Misfits last year but this is the first big one! We are all excited about this - I love a good costume drama!
    cheers Teresa

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  6. Teresa, that must be exciting to watch your friend's daughter's career! I would love to hear her tales of being on set with these great actors!

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  7. Hi Charleybrown,
    she has learnt so much during the filming and had lots of fun. She is a really nice young lady and very modest. Teresa

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  8. So great to be able to look at the stills in detail!

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