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  • Mme. Monique

    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.

  • Lynn Bromage-Smith

    How to make a Dowager Countess hat. This is awesome. Actress Maggie Smith simply wonderful.

  • Robin Riegelhaupt

    Dame Maggie Smith as The Dowager Countess #Emmys - Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Downton Abbey

  • Valerie Acee

    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.

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