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Could the Dowager Countess' acid-tongued reign over Downton be drawing to an end?

Dame Maggie Smith, who plays the scathing Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham on "Downton Abbey," has reportedly asked to leave the show at the end of Season 3, according to the UK's Daily Mail.

"Maggie has asked ...

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