A CARNIVAL FILMS PRODUCTION FOR ITV1.
ITVÕs new costume drama series, Downton Abbey, written and created by Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes and made by Carnival Films for ITV will star Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham, Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham and Elizabeth McGovern as RobertÕs wife, Cora, Countess of Grantham.
They will lead an all-star cast, which also includes: Penelope Wilton, Dan Stevens, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Phyllis Logan, Lesley Nicol, Siobhan Finneran, Rob James Collier, Joanne Froggatt and Rose Leslie.
Set in an Edwardian country house in 1912, Downton Abbey will portray the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them.
PICTURED: JESSICA BROWN FINDLAY as Lady Sybil Crawley, MICHELLE DOCKERY as Lady Mary Crawley and LAURA CARMICHAEL as Lady Edith Crawley.
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