See how life was - and is - lived in Highclere Castle.

Director:

Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
...
Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Brooke-Taylor ...
Himself - Head Chef
Fiona Herbert 8th Countess of Carnarvon ...
Herself (as Fiona Herbert)
Colin Edwards ...
Himself - Butler
Robert Hawker ...
Himself - Deer Manager
George Herbert ...
Himself - 8th Earl of Carnarvon
Tom Hibberd ...
Himself - Underkeeper
Eddie Hughes ...
Himself - Head Gamekeeper
Edit

Storyline

The earls of Carvarvon build Highclere House and live in the grand estate since their peerage was created, which was re-dubbed castle after splendid Neo-gothic remodeling by the architect of Westminster Parliament. The present earl and countess testify how real life there literally inspired the BBC series Downton Abbey about a fictitious aristocratic family, shot on location. Reality is even more impressive, as the lord who married a rich wife to avoid bankruptcy also funded the archaeological dig which unearthed Tutanchamon's fabulous treasure, some artifacts even remained on the castle. History forced huge transformations, due to war, expensive labor, rising taxes etcetera. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Release Date:

6 January 2013 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?