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Bates and Anna, love the old tin type look. I really am hooked on Downton Abbey.

Downton Abbey - Mr. Bates and Anna. Together at last! I love this couple!

Downton Abbey hats and costumes (and hair nets?) ; )

primrosesandrues16: I swear I have to check these prison pics each time and play spot the difference. FREE BATES

Mr Bates, the gentleman’s valet who set the girly pulse of a nation racing, is married. But Brendan Coyle, the Bafta-nominated actor who plays him, isn’t. That’s right, he’s 47 and single which is not, he says in his oh-so-dreamy Irish burr, ‘a status I want to take to my grave’. Crikey, so we can believe in miracles! At least, those of us who spend our Sunday evenings swooning over Julian Fellowes’ brilliantly crafted romantic hero can

Matthew and Mary can suck it, this is my OTP.

"I'd rather have the right man than the right wedding." ~Anna Bates D'awwwww. Love them♥

Downton Abbey's Mr. Bates

Anna. (Joanne Froggatt) The head housemaid. John Bates. (Brendan Coyle) The valet.