Directed by Julian Fellowes. With Alex Etel, Timothy Spall, Maggie Smith, Christopher Villiers. A haunting ghost story spanning two worlds, two centuries apart. When 13 year old Tolly finds he can mysteriously travel between the two, he begins an adventure that unlocks family secrets laid buried for generations.
The incomparable Maggie Smith is one of our favourite things about Downton - who doesn't have a place in their heart for the Dowager Countess and her icy wit? We're sure Julian Fellowes will have given her some cracking lines to trade with real-life friend Shirley Maclaine.
Highclere Castle in Masterpiece's "Downton Abbey" Series
Julian Fellowes says the house is “A statement of Victorian confidence.” The present-day building was designed in 1842 by Sir Charles Barry, the architect responsible for building the Houses of Parliament in Westminster.