Downton Abbey

The Downton Abbey estate stands a splendid example of confidence and mettle, its family enduring for generations and its staff a well-oiled machine of propriety. But change is afoot at Downton--change far surpassing the new electric lights and telephone. A crisis of inheritance threatens to displace the resident Crawley family, in spite of the best efforts of the noble and compassionate Earl, Robert Crawley; his American heiress wife, Cora his comically implacable, opinionated mother, Violet and his beautiful, eldest daughter, Mary, intent on charting her own course. Reluctantly, the family is forced to welcome its heir apparent, the self-made and proudly modern Matthew Crawley himself none too happy about the new arrangements. As Matthew's bristly relationship with Mary begins to crackle with electricity, hope for the future of Downton's dynasty takes shape. But when petty jealousies and ambitions grow among the family and the staff, scheming and secrets--both delicious and dangerous--threaten to derail the scramble to preserve Downton Abbey. Downton Abbey offers a spot-on portrait of a vanishing way of life.

Network: ITV
Country: United Kingdom
Release date: 2010-09-26
Official Sites: itv.com
IMDb Rating: 9.1
Akas: Аббатство Даунтон, Ο Πύργος Του Ντάουντον,
Cast
Elizabeth McGovern
Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham
Michelle Dockery
Lady Mary Crawley
Laura Carmichael
Lady Edith Crawley
Penelope Wilton
Isobel Crawley
Jim Carter
Charles Carson
Phyllis Logan
Elsie Hughes
Rob James Collier
Thomas Barrow
Joanne Froggatt
Anna Smith
Lesley Nicol
Beryl Patmore
Sophie McShera
Daisy Robinson
Hugh Bonneville
Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham
Maggie Smith
Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham
Brendan Coyle
John Bates
Kevin Doyle
Joseph Molesley
Allen Leech
Tom Branson
David Robb
Dr. Richard Clarkson
Dan Stevens
Matthew Crawley
Siobhan Finneran
Sarah O'Brien
Raquel Cassidy
Phyllis Baxter
Lily James
Lady Rose MacClare
Jessica Brown Findlay
Lady Sybil Crawley
Edward Speleers
James "Jimmy" Kent
Matt Milne
Alfred Nugent
Amy Nuttall
Ethel Parks
Cara Theobold
Ivy Stuart
Thomas Howes
William Mason
Tom Cullen
Anthony Foyle, Lord Gillingham
Michael Fox
Andrew "Andy" Parker
Julian Ovenden
Charles Blake
Rose Leslie
Gwen Dawson
Matthew Goode
Henry Talbot
Harry Hadden-Paton
Herbert "Bertie" Pelham