wrapped up its six-season run on PBS in the United States Sunday night.
The show -- which followed the lives of the wealthy Crawley family and those who serve them at their country estate -- starred Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth Mc Govern, Maggie Smith, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Matthew Goode, Penelope Wilton, Lily James, Phyllis Logan, Tom Cullen, Lesley Nicol, Sophie Mc Shera, Joanne Froggatt, Raquel Cassidy, Kevin Doyle, Julian Ovenden, Allen Leech, Rob James-Collier, Michael Fox, Harry Hadden-Paton and Jeremy Swift. But I'd say we have a good chance," Robert assured her.
Fans have weathered a nasty surprise or two over the last six seasons, but Sunday's two-hour series finale, airing at 9 p.m. Downton Abbey, the estate that may have been the true object of creator Julian Fellowes' affection, had as many close calls as its characters. Upstairs and downstairs, they were changing with the times, always reaching for more but staying essentially themselves.
on WHYY, is as tidy and richly appointed as only a great house with a staff of servants could be. With the finale, the show will have covered the time from the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 to the eve of 1926, but so much of what drove the show was in its first episode.
Through his marriage he became the son-in-law of Robert Crawley and his wife, Cora. He also mentions having spent time at his grandfather's sheep farm in Galway (he tells Lady Sinderby in 1924 he shot pigeons there). He has a female cousin, Nuala, who had an illegitimate child that was raised as her sister.
He is also brother-in-law to Matthew, Lady Mary, Lady Edith Crawley, Henry Talbot, and Herbert Pelham; and through them he has a nephew and niece. Tom Branson arrives at Downton in May 1913 as the chauffeur, replacing Taylor, who left to open a tea shop.
Later, the ladies stood together on the periphery of the dance floor, perhaps eager to turn the party into the raging dance fest it was years prior (when Damien Lewis, Michelle Dockery and Lupita Nyong’o showed their stuff), though in the end, they didn’t resort to any dance floor “Games.” “Modern Family’s” Rico Rodriguez also came through on the early end, doing a lap with sister Raini Rodriguez, while another precocious child star, “Beast of No Nation’s” Abraham Attah, silently took in the scene with a group of peers.
Cora, the American heiress whose fortune first saved Downton, probably doesn't get enough credit (or blame) for her freethinking daughters, who, when they weren't entertaining suitors, having scandalous premarital adventures, or running off with the chauffeur (RIP, Sybil), were showing interest in estate management, publishing, and politics, enriching the series.
They'll both be there Sunday, along with a host of others, to see the old year out in the style, and with all the tears and laughter, to which we've become accustomed.
” Anthony Mackie posed to fellow partygoers entering inside Chateau Marmont — where stars from some of television’s most popular shows (like “Game of Thrones,” “Orange is the New Black” and “Downton Abbey”) started the SAG celebrating early at Entertainment Weekly’s annual awards eve extravaganza on Friday night.
“I love your work.” En route outside to Chateau’s festive patio (the party encompassed the entire downstairs space), “Transparent’s” Michaela Watkins stood at lengths, having an intense chat in the doorway.
Downton Abbey star Allen Leech says modern society is lacking the manners of the period drama’s characters and regrets that people on the Tube “barely make eye contact”.