Maggie Smith as Violet, the Dowager Countess of Grantham; Paul Giamatti as Harold Levinson; Iain Glen as Richard Carlyle; James Fox as William; Shirley MacLaine as Martha Levinson; Samantha Bond as Lady Rosamund Painswick; Jim Carter as Charles; Matthew Goode as Henry Talbot; Elizabeth McGovern as Cora, Countess of Grantham; Harriet Walter as Prudence, Dowager Lady Shackleton; Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham; Patrick Kennedy as Terence Sampson; MyAnna Buring as Edna Braithwaite; Penelope Wilton as Isobel Crawley; Rose Leslie as Gwen Dawson
NR (Not Rated)
The Crawleys have been the Earls of Grantham since 1772. In the drawing rooms and library and beautiful bedrooms, with their tall windows looking across the park, lives the family, but below stairs are other residents, the servants, as fiercely possessive of their ranks as anyone above. Some of them are loyal to the family and are committed to Downton as a way of life, others are moving through, on the look out for new opportunities or love or just adventure. The difference being that they know so many of the secrets of the family, while the family knows so few of theirs...