Downton Abbey Season 1

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Downton Abbey Season 1

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Downton Abbey a sprawling; lavish Edwardian mansion and park nestled in the lush North Yorkshire landscape needs an heir. Dame Maggie Smith turns in a show-stopping performance as Violet; the charmingly stubborn Dowager Countess of Grantham; matriarch of Downton and the irrefutable authority on everything. Hugh Bonneville stars as her son; the stoic; unflappable Lord Robert Crawley; Elizabeth McGovern plays his far-sighted American wife; Cora; and a star-studded cast round out the glittering; gossipy; and beguiling men and women of this epic tale from Academy Award-winner Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park). After a tragedy at sea claims the life of the presumed heir; Lord Crawley is faced with the possibility that the house hes loved his whole life might someday belong to a distant cousin hes never met. But before that can happen he must deal with his scandalous daughter; Lady Mary considered by many to be the rightful heir to Downton. Even the staff has opinions on the familys affairs. And while most are devoted to the Crawleys; there are others whose selfishness and scheming do more than simply disrupt the well-oiled inner workings of the estate. As the servants mischief escalates; even the most faithful employees begin to imagine a different life. Pitting hundreds of years of British aristocracy against the tides of social upheaval and technical progress; under the looming shadow of World War I; will the fate of Downton and its family above and below stairs be resolved? Or will life be altered so dramatically that its master no longer matters?

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