Downton Abbey (2010– )

TV Series  -   -  Drama
8.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.8/10 from 77,749 users  
Reviews: 109 user | 60 critic

Beginning in the years leading up to World War I, the drama centers on the Crawley family and their servants.

Creator:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

with Prime Instant Video + 1 more

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 11 Jan 2013
 
a list of 28 titles
created 09 Jun 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 45 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 22 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Downton Abbey" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Downton Abbey (2010– )

Downton Abbey (2010– ) on IMDb 8.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Downton Abbey.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



5   4   3   2   1  
2014   2013   2012   2011   2010  
Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 37 wins & 138 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Call the Midwife (TV Series 2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late 1950s.

Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Bryony Hannah, Helen George
Mad Men (TV Series 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper.

Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser
Homeland (TV Series 2011)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

When Marine Nicolas Brody is hailed as a hero after he returns home from eight years of captivity in Iraq, intelligence officer Carrie Mathison is the only one who suspects that he may have been "turned".

Stars: Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Damian Lewis
The Borgias (2011–2013)
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The saga of a crime family in 1492 Italy.

Stars: Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger
House of Cards (TV Series 2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him.

Stars: Kevin Spacey, Michael Gill, Robin Wright
Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional California family that runs an independent funeral home.

Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy
Upstairs Downstairs (TV Series 2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A new family and their servants live at the London townhouse at 165 Eaton Place in 1936.

Stars: Keeley Hawes, Ed Stoppard, Adrian Scarborough
Sherlock (TV Series 2010)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  

A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs
Mr Selfridge (TV Series 2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Centers on the real-life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's department store.

Stars: Aisling Loftus, Ron Cook, Amy Beth Hayes
Boardwalk Empire (TV Series 2010)
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Chronicles the life and times of Nucky Thompson, the undisputed ruler of Atlantic City, who was equal parts politician and gangster.

Stars: Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza
The Paradise (TV Series 2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The story of a young girl who works in a department store and gets caught up in the charms of the modern world.

Stars: Joanna Vanderham, Emun Elliott, Stephen Wight
The Good Wife (TV Series 2009)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Alicia has been a good wife to her husband, a former state's attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm.

Stars: Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham (35 episodes, 2010-2014)
...
 Lady Edith Crawley (35 episodes, 2010-2014)
...
 Mr. Carson (35 episodes, 2010-2014)
...
 John Bates (35 episodes, 2010-2014)
...
 Lady Mary Crawley (35 episodes, 2010-2014)
...
 Anna Bates / ... (35 episodes, 2010-2014)
...
 Thomas Barrow (35 episodes, 2010-2014)
...
 Mrs. Hughes (35 episodes, 2010-2014)
...
 Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham (35 episodes, 2010-2014)
...
 Daisy Mason / ... (35 episodes, 2010-2014)
...
 Mrs. Patmore (35 episodes, 2010-2014)
...
...
 Isobel Crawley (35 episodes, 2010-2014)
...
 Tom Branson (30 episodes, 2010-2014)
...
 Joseph Molesley (29 episodes, 2010-2014)
...
 Sarah O'Brien (25 episodes, 2010-2012)
...
 Matthew Crawley (25 episodes, 2010-2012)
...
 Dr. Clarkson (24 episodes, 2010-2014)
...
 Lady Sybil Crawley / ... (20 episodes, 2010-2012)
...
 Alfred Nugent (17 episodes, 2012-2013)
...
 Ethel Parks (16 episodes, 2011-2012)
...
 Jimmy Kent (16 episodes, 2012-2014)
...
 Ivy Stuart (15 episodes, 2012-2013)
Edit

Storyline

Lord Grantham sees his family heritage, especially the grand country home Downton Abbey, as his mission in life. The death of his heir aboard the Titanic means distant cousin Matthew Crawley, a Manchester lawyer, suddenly is next in line and accepts moving onto the vast estate with his even more modernist, socially engaged mother, who clashes with his lordship's domineering, conservative mother, the dowager countess. Marrying off the daughters is another concern. Meanwhile, the butler presides over a staff which serves the family, but also lead most of their entire lives in the servants' quarters, intriguing amongst themselves. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

servant | heir | titanic | lawyer | estate | See more »

Taglines:

War changes everything

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

26 September 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Masterpiece Classic  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When the first series was broadcast, Julian Fellowes, the creator and executive producer, was annoyed at newspaper articles which printed viewers' criticisms of anachronisms (e.g. TV aerials and double yellow lines in shot), especially the newspapers' assumptions that *all* such criticisms were valid - for example the word "boyfriend" was wrongly thought to be an anachronism when in fact it appeared in print in 1889, long before the time when Downton Abbey was set. At the time, he said "They think to show how smart they are by picking holes in the programme to promote their own poshness and to show that their knowledge is greater than your knowledge". However in an article in Radio Times on 17 September 2011, coinciding with the start of the second series, Fellowes apologised and commented "I behaved rather badly by getting the hump". See more »

Goofs

Although Robert and Cora Crawley both have blue eyes, their daughter, Mary, has brown eyes. This was thought biologically impossible in the Davenport Model (1907), although not very common, two blue-eyed parents can produce children with brown eyes. Eye color is a complex trait that depends on the state of several interacting genes. The gene that usually decides the issue (blue eyes or brown eyes) is the OCA2 gene on chromosome 15. But it comes in different strengths. A person with a weak form of the OCA2 gene will have blue eyes. Likewise a person with a strong form will have brown eyes, but individuals also have other eye-color genes that each has a say in the final eye-color outcome. For example, if one of these lesser genes is strong, it can make the weak form (blue) of OCA2 work much more effectively - almost like the strong form (brown). Then the eye color may be brown. In fact, the resulting color can be any shade of brown, hazel, green or blue depending on the interactions. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Matzav Ha'Uma: Episode #7.13 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

O Mio Babbino Caro
(uncredited)
Written by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Kiri Te Kanawa
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Beautiful tale just before the world went to hell
26 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At 19 minutes in I was hooked.

I remember when Lady Marjorie Bellamy of Upstairs, Downstairs died on the Titanic and the impact it had on my family. We felt this because of the investment we had made in the series.

This is a series where one can become just as addicted.

The lives and loves of the Grantham and the Crawly family are well-written and performed beautifully. The castle and the grounds a pleasure to look at, as are the costumes of the time.

As Elizabeth McGovern and I are equal in age, and I have grown up watching her on the silver screen, hers was a warming and dignified touchstone for me personally.

The cast couldn't be better suited for their roles, not one can be called a weak link.

Maggie Smith has a presences all her own, making each of her projects shine.

I am on episode four and can't wait for the remainder.

Once again our cousins across the pond show us "how good drama" can be.


45 of 59 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Sarah Bunting Zipgoesamillion
Given recent world events…Unfortunate name for a dog named ISIS cruztell
Personality differeces of Evelyn between S1 and. S4 demon_ying
Is Anthony Strallan Dead? KiwiFruit431
Who is. the smartest person upstairs? demon_ying
Filming Remembrance Day Service in Bampton Zipgoesamillion
Discuss Downton Abbey (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page