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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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Leonardo DiCaprio Shares a Smooch with Maggie Smith on the BAFTAs Kiss Cam – but Not Everyone Is into It

Originally posted 02/14/2016 03:25PM

The stars got into the Valentine's Day spirit during the BAFTA Awards on Sunday with the help of an audience kiss cam – something usually reserved for sporting events.

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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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