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John Slattery from Mad Men

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Don Draper in Mad Men season 6 finale

The Cast of Mad Men

Mr Carson, The Butler. Carson is keen to get the staffing levels at Downton back up to scratch. He has kept standards as high as he could during the war years, managing without footmen and pushing himself to the limit, and he was mortified to suffer a physical breakdown in front of the family. Carson is nevertheless aware that the servant class has been changed by the war. He has to learn to accept Matthew as co-master, but he remains eternally loyal to his beloved Mary. Played by Jim Carter

Earl of Grantham, Robert is delighted that Matthew will soon be his son-in-law as well as his heir. He remains less enamoured with Branson, and struggles with the fact that Sybil has married the chauffeur. In the aftermath of the Great War, houses like Downton are being hit by new financial worries. In this changing landscape nothing is assured and, as Robertʼs custodianship of the estate comes under scrutiny, he is called to account for his past decisions. Played by Hugh Bonneville

Dowager Countess of Grantham, Violet, continues to expect the same unforgiving standards, but is aware that the world is changing and the family must look to protecting its kingdom in the new century. Having once encouraged Edith's meetings with Anthony Strallan, she now believes his disability and age make him an undesirable match. The arrival of Martha Levinson, with her plain-spoken observations about where the world is headed, sets Violetʼs teeth on edge. Played by Maggie Smith

Sir Anthony Strallan. Played by Robert Bathurst

Isobel Crawley's passion for good causes is undimmed and the dislocation of the post-war world gives her plenty of opportunity. She has been working with destitute fallen women in York, helping them to find alternative employment and teaching them skills, work that will lead her into a complicated situation. She is happy for Matthew to marry Mary, she is also keen for her son to make his mark on Downton. Perhaps he will wrestle the estate into the twentieth century? Played by Penelope Wilton

Countess of Grantham, Cora was thrilled to receive news that Sybil was expecting their first grandchild. Loyal to Robert in all things, she wants to persuade him to accept Sybilʼs marriage and would love to welcome Branson to Maryʼs wedding. Cora is less afraid of the changes that the future may bring to them all. The arrival of her mother, Martha, is a reminder that, despite her fatherʼs fortune, her outlook less hidebound by history, than those of the Crawleysʼ. Played by Elizabeth McGovern

Lady Mary Crawley broke off her engagement with the rich and powerful newspaper proprietor, Sir Richard Carlisle. Now happily engaged to the heir, Matthew Crawley, Mary finds her loyalties tested when the future of her beloved Downton is under threat. When Laviniaʼs father offers a chance of salvation, Matthew is unable to free himself of a sense of guilt that prevents him taking advantage of the opportunity, which Mary cannot understand. Played by Michelle Dockery

Matthew Crawley is convinced that Laviniaʼs heartbreak at seeing him kiss Mary contributed to her death. Now they are engaged, he cherishes Mary but cannot throw off a sense of guilt where Lavinia is concerned, which will cause problems when Downton is threatened. He would like to live a simpler life, away from Downton at first, so he and his new wife can get to know each other. Initially reluctant to involve himself with the estate, Matthew will become drawn into Downton. Played by Dan Stevens

Downton Abbey: Dan Stevens apologises for Christmas Day death of Matthew Crawley!

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Downton Abbey fashion #cloche #hats

The fourth hour of the Today show with Hoda and Kathie Lee is where it's at.

Great campaign for Court TV -- old one, but good one

Better TV, one of my favorite outlets to book....

Smash - NBC - love, love love this show

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