ITV original drama series, written by Julian Fellowes. Series 2 had a Christmas special. Series 3 began filming in February 2012


Downton is the home of the Crawleys, who have been the Earls of Grantham since 1772. In the drawing rooms and library and beautiful bedrooms, with their tall windows looking across the park, lives the family, but below stairs are other residents, the servants, as fiercely possessive of their ranks as anyone above. Some of them are loyal to the family and are committed to Downton as a way of life, others are moving through, on the look out for new opportunities or love or just adventure. The difference being that they know so many of the secrets of the family, while the family knows so few of theirs.

Dan Steven's role

Matthew Crawley

Broadcast dates

Series 1

UK series began 26th Sept 2010
US series began 9th January 2011

Series 2

UK series began 18 Sept 2011
US Series to begin 8th January 2012

Series 3

UK series to begin Sept 2012
US Series to begin 6th January 2013

Filming details

On location at Highclere Castle and Ealing Studios


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