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Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham. (Dame Maggie Smith) Robert's mother. She is immensely proud, immensely loyal to her son and immensely insufferable to her American daughter-in-law, whom she regards as an interloper, a living compromise the family has had to make. She was born the daughter of a baronet, which Cora does not believe entitles Violet to carry on as if she were a Plantagenet, especially as she brought virtually no money with her.
How to make a Dowager Countess hat. This is awesome. Actress Maggie Smith simply wonderful.
Dame Maggie Smith as The Dowager Countess #Emmys - Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Downton Abbey
DOWNTON ABBEY🏤 •Maggie Smith/Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham/Violet Crawley •Maggie Smith plays Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham. She is Robert’s mother, and the grandmother of the daughters. •Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham. Robert's mother. The matriarch of the Grantham family, is immensely proud, immensely loyal to her son and immensely insufferable to her American daughter-in-law, whom she regards as an interloper, a living compromise the family has had to make. She was born the daughter of a baronet, which Cora does not believe entitles Violet to carry on as if she were a Plantagenet, especially as she brought virtually no money with her. In other words, both women think themselves the superior of the other. Publicly, Violet supports the arrangements made by her late husband. But in reality, once Patrick is dead, she favours her grand daughter, Mary, over some distant stranger. This paves the way for an unholy alliance between the two Countesses, as they plot against Robert to overturn the arrangements. When the cross-breed heir arrives, with his middle class mama, she finds the situation intolerable, even if she, like Cora, sees one solution in Matthew's marrying Mary.
Maggie Smith "Travels With My Aunt" --- young Maggie Smith was pretty hot.
Downton Abbey season 4: we're in 1922 & the clothes just keeps getting better & better
Dame Maggie Smith still makes that face buy with a significant amount of added wrinkles.
13 Reasons Why Dame Maggie Smith Is A Legend…. I love her. She's one of my favourite actresses ever.
Not a fan of Downton Abby's penchant for vulgar drama <gasp> but this is truth.
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Mary, listen to me. If you take Matthew now, when his whole future is at risk, he will love you to the end of his days.
Sir Richard: “I’m leaving in the morning Lady Grantham. I doubt we’ll meet again.” Countess Violet: “Do you promise?”
Lady Violet: And now the Grantham Cup for the best bloom in the village. is awarded to … Mr. William Molesley Who said she has no Heart
Dame Judi Dench and Dame Maggie Smith - Two powerhouse ladies that I love.
8 New Photos From 'Downton Abbey' Season 5 | Elizabeth McGovern as Cora, Countess of Grantham
Crawley cousin Lady Rose MacClare (Lily James), looking positively pert as she gazes into the distance. Is that a mouse she sees? Heavens forbid — Carson would have a fit.