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Alright Downtonians, we know there's no need to tell you what today is -- happy return of "Downton Abbey" day!Season 3 of the smash British drama premieres tonight in the States on PBS, and in honor of your favorite show's return, our friends at Snakkle.com have pulled together shots of the stars before the show!Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of GranthamHow do we love thee, Dame Maggie Smith? A storied veteran of stage and TV, Smith has also shouldered iconic film roles in “Sister Act” and the “Harry Potter” series. The 78-year-old now delivers barb after barb as crumudgeonly matriarch Violet in the series, already earning an Emmy in 2012, and currently nominated for both a Golden Globe and a SAG Award in 2013 for her work on Season 2.See more "Downton Abbey" stars before they were famous at Snakkle.com. Hugh Bonneville as Robert Crawley, Earl of GranthamA veteran actor of stage, »

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