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Maggie Smith Has Never Watched Downton Abbey – But She's Ready to Binge

Originally posted 12/28/2015 12:10PM

The Dowager Countess scoffs at new technologies like the telephone, but actress Maggie Smith may soon become familiar with another modern innovation: binge-watching.

Smith, 81, has never watched her hit show Downton Abbey, but the British dame may watch all six seasons on DVD now that the period drama has wrapped.

"They gave me the boxed set," she told CBS News on Sunday. "And I'm going to do all sorts of things now, 'cause I'm free!"

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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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Get Ready for Downton Abbey's Final Season with the Stylish New Trailer

Originally posted 09/14/2015 05:45PM

It's almost time for the beginning of the end.

The new trailer for Downton Abbey's sixth and final season is here, and there's plenty of style, intrigue and fancy horseback riding to go around.

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Live Like the Dowager Countess – Downton Abbey Manor Home for Sale

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Live Like the Dowager Countess – Downton Abbey Manor Home for Sale

Originally posted 05/13/2015 04:25PM

For fans of the PBS series Downton Abbey, the chance to live like a Crawley is a little bit more obtainable today – the Dowager Countess's house is on the market.

Byfleet Manor is most recognizable as the home of Lady Violet Crawley, who's played by Emmy-winning actress Dame Maggie Smith on the period drama.

The countryside home, located in Surrey, just outside of London, is listed for $6 million. Photos of the elaborately decorated rooms are included with the listing.

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Helen Mirren Sucks Helium, Plus 10 Other Hollywood Mavens Who Prove the Fun Doesn't Stop at 50 | Helen Mirren

Hollywood Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Even the Over-50 Set (That's You, Meryl!)

Originally posted 04/06/2015 09:25AM

Age ain't nothing but a number, and that's certainly true for some of Hollywood's greatest leading ladies. Though the 11 women below have storied careers and 12 Oscars between them, they also know how to have a little (or make that a lot) of fun off-screen. Don't believe us? Just watch:

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Producer Talks Downton Abbey's Final Season, Possibility of a Spinoff or Movie

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Downton Abbey Producer Discusses Decision to End the Series, What's in Store for Season 6

Originally posted 03/26/2015 02:00PM

After confirming on Thursday that Downton Abbey will conclude after its sixth season, executive producer Gareth Neame discussed the decision, admitting, "It's a very emotional day for all of the people involved in the show."

"The danger with this sort of thing is to let them go on forever," Neame told reporters during a conference call.

Neame stated repeatedly that ending the show was a joint decision between producers and cast. He also dismissed claims that creator Julian Fellowes solely forced the issue or that the show is shuttering under pressure from exiting cast members (particularly Golden Globe winner Maggie Smith), falling ratings or the show's networks (ITV in the U.K., PBS in the U.S.).

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Maggie Smith May Not Be Leaving Downton Abbey | Maggie Smith

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Maggie Smith May Not Be Leaving Downton Abbey

Originally posted 03/04/2015 09:25AM

The Dowager Countess of Grantham may not be leaving us after all.

While actress Maggie Smith, in a recent interview, made cryptic comments about the sixth season of Downton Abbey and appeared to hint at the show's end, her publicist is pushing back on that statement in what is certainly welcome news for devoted fans of the Masterpiece Theatre hit.

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Maggie Smith on Those Downton Abbey Rumors: 'I Don't Know How It Could Go On' | Maggie Smith

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Maggie Smith on Those Downton Abbey Rumors: 'I Don't Know How It Could Go On'

Originally posted 03/02/2015 10:35AM

As season five of Downton Abbey came to a romantic end on Sunday (Carson proposed! Does Mary have a new love interest?) Maggie Smith fueled speculation that the show's next season could be its last.

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