DOWNTON ABBEY SPECIAL: Look who"s coming to dinner! As the horror of war descends, new faces – and fresh scandal – shake the foundations of…


DOWNTON ABBEY SPECIAL: Look who”s coming to dinner! As the horror of war descends, new faces – and fresh scandal – shake the foundations of Downton to their core…

11:20 PM on 9th September 2011

Lavinia Swire, Matthew Crawley

Lavinia Swire, Matthew Crawley”s new love. She is the daughter of a middle-class solicitor. On leave from the front, he brings her to Downton to introduce her to the house of which she may one day be mistress

Lady Mary and her latest suitor, Richard Carlisle

Lady Mary and her latest suitor, Richard Carlisle

Vera, Bates

Vera, Bates” estranged wife

Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham

Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham

Robert, Earl of Grantham

Robert, Earl of Grantham

Cora, Countess of Grantham

Cora, Countess of Grantham

Lady Mary Crawley

Lady Mary Crawley

Lady Edith Crawley

Lady Edith Crawley

Lady Sybil Crawley

Lady Sybil Crawley

Isobel Crawley

Isobel Crawley

Matthew Crawley

Matthew Crawley

BUTLER: Charles Carson

BUTLER: Charles Carson

HOUSEKEEPER: Elsie Hughes

HOUSEKEEPER: Elsie Hughes

VALET: John Bates

VALET: John Bates

LADY

LADY”S MAID: Sarah O”Brien

COOK: Beryl Patmore

COOK: Beryl Patmore

HOUSEMAID: Anna Smith

HOUSEMAID: Anna Smith

HOUSEMAID: Gwen Dawson

HOUSEMAID: Gwen Dawson

HOUSEMAID: Ethel Parks

HOUSEMAID: Ethel Parks

KITCHEN MAID: Daisy Robinson

KITCHEN MAID: Daisy Robinson

FIRST FOOTMAN: Thomas Barrow

FIRST FOOTMAN: Thomas Barrow

SECOND FOOTMAN: William Mason

SECOND FOOTMAN: William Mason

CHAUFFEUR: Tom Branson

CHAUFFEUR: Tom Branson

My Downton is a bridge from the old world to the newby Julian Fellowes

“As a child, wandering around the homes of my parents” friends and relations, I was aware that I was looking at a lost way of life,” said Julian Fellowes