Downton Abbey quickly became a huge hit as the period drama filled viewers screens with dramatic storylines moving scenes and of course a credible portrayal of the early 1900s set amongst the breathtaking Downton stately home.With the film Downton Abbey A New Era on the way audiences are set to learn more about the Crawley family and how their lives have changed. The acting throughout the series has been impeccable so fans may wish to find out where else they can watch their favorite Downton actors.
Maggie Smith Harry Potter 2001 to 2010
The Dowager Countess is one of the most captivating characters on the show. Violets quick wit has produced some of the funniest quotes in Downton Abbey and the unmatchable skill of Maggie Smith was the perfect choice to play the part.Smiths extensive career has seen her take up roles in a plethora of projects including Sister Act and The Lady In The Van but one of her most notable works is as Minerva McGonagall in Harry Potter. As the firm but fair Hogwarts Professor Smiths talent shone through as she yet again found an intriguing balance between being intimidating but with a softer side.
Michelle Dockery The Gentlemen 2019
Michelle Dockery presented a fierce Lady Mary who followed in the footsteps of her steadfast grandmother. The ups and downs of life see her hard exterior crack occasionally to reveal a kinder side.In The Gentlemen Rosalind played by Dockery is self assured and confident working as a team with her gangster husband. Albeit Lady Crawley is a completely different character and of another time there are similarities that can be drawn between both in their unwavering strength. Dockery once again displays her striking acting skills scoring high on the ranking of most badass characters in The Gentlemen.
Rose Leslie Game Of Thrones 2012
Rose Leslies time as Gwen in Downton Abbey allowed her to play the traits of a delicate character whilst being liked by her peers and showing herself to be reliable.Whilst some of those qualities were also on display during her time as Ygritte in Game Of Thrones Leslie had the opportunity to express a physically strong side to her character. The series is far more action packed than Downton Abbey with the two shows demonstrating how Leslie is able to adapt to any genre she chooses to work in.
Siobhan Finneran Time 2021
She may not be Downton Abbeys most likable character but OBrien was nonetheless an enthralling component of the show.As an actor that can transfer her ability to various genres Siobhan Finneran was a longstanding character in one of the best British sitcoms of the past decade Benidorm. Other appearances have included many British dramas including the Netflix adaptation of Harlan Cobens The Stranger. One of her most recent works was Time in which Finneran plays a prison chaplain whose selflessness provides a safe place for inmates.
Joanne Froggatt Angela Black 2021
Annas service to the Crawley family is valued as she works hard and doesnt cause any trouble at the stately home. But the gentle ladys maid shouldnt be mistaken as the only type of role that Joanne Froggatt can embody.Her filmography spans lung bustlingly funny The Royle Family to intense drama Liar and more recently the psychological thriller Angela Black in which secrets are revealed to her about her abusive husband. Froggatt brings new energy to each part she plays making it easy to forget each character is being played by the same person.
Robert James Collier Coronation Street 2006 to 2008
Considering Thomas is close friends with OBrien it should probably come as no surprise that he isnt the most pleasant of characters and has quite a deceitful streak in him which adds drama to the servants quarters.Prior to Downton Abbey Robert James Collier was best known for his two year appearance in the British soap opera Coronation Street. The soap is a completely different style of screen work compared to Downton Abbey but Collier was evidently capable in both.
Hugh Bonneville Paddington 2014
Although Downton Abbey is easy viewing for all the family younger children perhaps wouldnt be so inclined to watch. However that doesnt mean they would have to miss out on the talents of the cast as some can be seen in other films more age appropriate.Hugh Bonneville has featured in many movies including the delightful Paddington. As a Risk Analyst he is extremely cautious and protective of his family. Although the Earl of Grantham does love his family his decision making is sometimes off and his personality does differ from Henrys proving Bonnevilles ability as an actor.
Jim Carter The Little Vampire 2000
Mr. Carson is like the Grandad of Downton Abbey. He runs a tight ship but isnt completely devoid of all warmth and emotion. He cares greatly about the three daughters truly committing to his job.In The Little Vampire Carter is worlds away from his time as a butler as his part is of an evil vampire hunter who is the main villain of the film. Carter is more suited to his part in the period drama not because he doesnt play Rookery well in The Little Vampire but simply because he is so good he deserves more screen time and he certainly gets it in Downton Abbey.
Penelope Wilton After Life 2019 to 2022
Penelope Wiltons character Isobel serves as a contrast to the Dowager Countess making the pair something of a double act. Wilton gracefully plays her role which exudes wisdom and its not the only part shes had with that quality.Most recently Wilton starred in Ricky Gervais After Life as Anne a kind woman who forms one of the best relationships in After Life with the main character Tony. Her beautiful depiction is every bit as wonderful as her part in Downton Abbey which is sure to only please those who are already a fan of her work at the stately home.
Jeremy Swift Ted Lasso 2020
Spratt is quite a rigid character in Downton Abbey serving Violet to the best of his ability. He doesnt have the most exciting personality which is in direct contrast to Jeremy Swifts most recent work as Higgins in Ted Lasso.Higgins is a bubbly helpful character that enhances every scene hes in. Swift is able to portray his own skill as an actor by suitably fitting every mood of each scene. Higgins has become one of the best loved characters in the sitcom and Swifts acting is one of the main reasons for that.