Downton Abbey is a critically acclaimed and multi award winning period drama, written and created by Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes.
Set in an Edwardian country house at the turn of the 20th Century, Downton Abbey portrays the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them.
In the drawing rooms, library and beautiful bedrooms of Downton Abbey, lives the family. Below stairs are the other residents, the servants, as fiercely jealous of their ranks as anyone above stairs. Some of them are loyal to the family and committed to Downton as a way of life, others are moving through, on the look out for betterment or love or just plain adventure. The difference being they know the family’s secrets, while the family know so few of theirs.
Winner of numerous national and international awards, Downton Abbey's notable accolades include three Golden Globes, including Best Mini Series, and fifteen Primetime Emmy Awards, including Best Mini Series. With a total of 69 nominations, Downton Abbey is the most nominated non-US show in the history of the Emmys, and probably Britain's most successful scripted television export. The show has even garnered a Guinness World Record for highest critical ratings for a TV show, and been honoured with a Special BAFTA Award in recognition of its unique contribution to television in Britain and around the world.
STARRING: Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Siobhan Finneran, Joanne Froggatt, Lily James, Robert James-Collier, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Lesley Nicol, Maggie Smith, Ed Speleers, Dan Stevens, Cara Theobold, Penelope Wilton
CREATED AND WRITTEN BY: Julian Fellowes
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Gareth Neame, Julian Fellowes, Liz Trubridge, Nigel Marchant
PRODUCERS: Chris Croucher, Rupert Ryle-Hodges
Downton Abbey is a Carnival Films / Masterpiece co-production.