Dowager Duchess Violet

Downton Abbey Series 6 – Tears, Terrors & Temples, Ep 3 & 4

Downton Abbey Series 6 – Tears, Terrors & Temples, Ep 3 & 4

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Downton Abbey Series Six is moving at a rapid pace resolving issues surrounding change for those upstairs and downstairs and we acutely feel the ground shifting

Downton Abbey Season 3 – ‘I Am Never Wrong’ Declares Dowager

Downton Abbey Season 3 – ‘I Am Never Wrong’ Declares Dowager

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‘Well….that is an easy caveat to accept’ says Dowager Countess Violet (aka the simply marvellous Maggie Smith) staunchly in a conversation with her son Robert, Lord Grantham and his wife Lady Cora in the Drawing Room of Downton Abbey, ‘Because I am Never Wrong’. And therein lies the crux of…

Downton Abbey Series 3 – New Obstacles and Double Standards

Downton Abbey Series 3 – New Obstacles and Double Standards

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In Episode 6 we can all hope that after Lady Sybil’s funeral everyone will start to regain their equilibrium at Downton Abbey for the christening of her baby

Downton Abbey Season 3 – Facing the Consequences in Life

Downton Abbey Season 3 – Facing the Consequences in Life

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In Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 there is a great deal of doom and gloom about as everyone seems to be facing up to the consequences of their actions in life

Downton Abbey Season 3 – Rationing Excitement & Good Manners

Downton Abbey Season 3 – Rationing Excitement & Good Manners

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After the prospect of another wedding at Downton Abbey in Series 3 Episode 3 we were plunged into darkness and sorrow teaching us that we must ration excitement

Downton Abbey Season 3 Begins – Everyone Loves a Wedding

Downton Abbey Season 3 Begins – Everyone Loves a Wedding

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Matthew and Lady Mary have brilliantly kick-started the much anticipated Season 3 of Downton Abbey with a simple spring morning wedding in the village church

Downton Abbey Christmas Cracker – Truth and New Beginnings

Downton Abbey Christmas Cracker – Truth and New Beginnings

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What an episode the final in Series 2 of Downton Abbey turned out to be, reported our London correspondent, who was quite breathless with excitement about it all. The Christmas Special at Downton Abbey was shot full of lovely lines, many of them delivered once again by the delicious Dowager Duchess Violet, played so flawlessly and with such great verve and vigor by renowned English actress Maggie Smith.