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Toodles, Lady Mary! Downton Abbey Concludes with Lots of Tea and Sympathy

Originally posted 03/06/2016 10:35PM

After six seasons, PBS Masterpiece's beloved British series about aristocrats and servants has rolled to a gentle, satisfying close. In the final episode, Robert, Earl of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville), finally gave up complaining that this or that setback at Downton represented the twilight of the gentry. Everyone, upstairs and down, seemed to agree instead to pretend they were basking in an eternal, sentimental gloaming. Even long-suffering Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael) walked down the aisle, although her escort into the future will be a twit.

Life wound up "happy enough," said Lady Violet (Dame Maggie Smith), "which is the English version of a happy ending."

So, goodbye to all that.

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30 Instagrams That Show How Much We'll Miss the Downton Abbey Cast

Originally posted 03/03/2016 04:45PM

After six seasons, Downton Abbey is coming to an end this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on PBS Masterpiece.

And the fans will be missing the cast's adorable antics almost as much as the show itself.

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Hugh Bonneville Jokes He's Ready for Downton Abbey Fans to 'Get a Life'

Originally posted 01/14/2016 04:40PM

When it came time for Lord Grantham – a.k.a. Hugh Bonneville – to say goodbye to Downton Abbey, he couldn't resist taking a little bit of the '20s with him.

The Downton Abbey star paid a visit to Live! With Kelly and Michael Thursday and dished on the series impending finale – and what he stole from the set as a memento.

Bonneville revealed to co-host Kelly Ripa – who insisted he use the term "liberate" instead of "steal" – that it wasn't priceless antiques or the vintage fashions that fell into his sticky fingers.

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Hugh Bonneville on Princess Kate's Visit to Downton Abbey: 'We Were Told "No Tongues," and It Would Be Fine'

Originally posted 01/14/2016 03:40PM

It's been 10 months, but the cast of Downton Abbey still can't stop sharing details from Princess Kate's visit to the show's set last spring.

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Downton Abbey's Stars Flaunt Their American Accents in a Stateside-Sounding Scene on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Originally posted 12/11/2015 11:15AM

[YOUTUBE "wElbSFWgseA"] Ever wonder what Downton Abbey would sound like with an American twang?

Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville and Allen Leech stopped by The Late Show Thursday night and ditched their native accents to give Stephen Colbert's viewers a taste of what the show might sound like on the other side of the pond.

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Grab Your Tissues and Watch the Teaser for Downton Abbey's Final Episode Ever

Originally posted 12/03/2015 04:05PM

Oh, Downton Abbey, is really time to say goodbye?

After six seasons, 52 episodes and plenty of heartbreak, we're gearing up to bid our final adieu to everyone's favorite aristocrats – and their servants – in an episode that Downton star Michelle Dockery told The Telegraph she "felt sick" shooting.

Luckily for those across the pond, Americans still have a whole season of 1920s-set intrigue to experience.

That being said, proceed through the rest of this article with caution – spoilers ahead!

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Hugh Bonneville Grateful and 'Amazed' That Downton Abbey Lasted Longer Than One Season | Downton Abbey

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Hugh Bonneville Grateful and 'Amazed' That Downton Abbey Lasted Longer Than One Season

Originally posted 03/27/2015 11:00AM

Though the show's massive international success could hardly have been anticipated, Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville is somehow "amazed" that the award-winning show went beyond its first season – as was everybody else involved.

"Those who follow the show might remember at the end of [season] 1, there was a slightly odd feeling because some of it was wrapped up in case the show never returned and some of it was led to pen in case it did – so, there was no guarantee the show was going to continue," Bonneville, 51, told ITV's Good Morning Britain.

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Downton Abbey Finale Sneak Peek: Will a Shooting Trip Go Horribly Wrong?

Originally posted 02/27/2015 09:00AM

[BRIGHTCOVE "4080634843001" "" "" "auto"] Before Downton Abbey finishes its fifth season, many questions must be answered: Will Anna (Golden Globe winner Joanne Froggatt) remain in jail for the murder of her rapist? Will Mary (Michelle Dockery) officially settle on a suitor? And will Violet (Maggie Smith) please deliver a zing – or six – to lighten the mood?

In the midst of all those questions, an exclusive clip sees Lord Grantham (Hugh Bonneville), accompanied by Branson (Allen Leech) and Thomas (Rob James-Collier), heading for a sporting week with the judgmental Lord Sinderby (James Faulkner), aka Lady Rose's new father-in-law.

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Is Downton Abbey Set to End After Season 6?

Is Downton Abbey Set to End After Season 6?

Originally posted 01/29/2015 07:00AM

Is the end dawning for Lady Mary and the Earl of Grantham?

Just as the stars of Downton AbbeyMichelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Joanne Froggatt and the others – prepare to shoot season 6 in the spring, speculation has arisen that this could be the popular series' last.

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