A stately country house, a noble family, and a succession crisis caused by the sinking of the Titanic are the backdrop for this epic drama by Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes
(Gosford Park) about the lives of aristocrats and servants in the years before World War I. A
runaway hit during its UK broadcast, Downton Abbey stars Hugh Bonneville, Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, and other great actors in a production that brings a glittering
bygone era to life. Shown: Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley
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