Downton Abbey Complete Series; Seasons 1 - 6 DVD Box Set
USA Format; Region 1
Number of Discs: 22
Downton Abbey -- a sprawling, lavish Edwardian mansion and park nestled in the lush North Yorkshire landscape -- needs an heir. Dame Maggy Smith turns in a show-stopping performance as Violet, the charmingly stubborn Dowager Countess of Grantham, matriarch of Downton and the irrefutable authority on everything. Hugh Bonneville stars as her son, the stoic, unflapple Earl of Grantham; Elizabeth McGovern plays his far-sighted American wife, Cora; and a star-studded cast round out the glittering, gossipy, and beguiling men and women of this epic tale from Academy® Award winner Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park).
After a tragedy at sea claims the life of the presumed heir, Lord Grantham is faced with the possibility that the house he's loved his whole life might some day belong to a distant cousin he's never met, but before he can worry about that he must deal with his scandalous daughter, Lady Mary - considered by many to be the rightful heir to Downton. Even the staff has opinions on the family's affairs. And while most are devoted to those they serve, there are others whose selfishness and scheming do more than simply disrupt the well-oiled inner workings of the estate. As the servants' mischief escalates, even the most faithful employees begin to imagine a different life.
Pitting hundreds of years of British Aristocracy against the tides of social upheaval and technical progress, under the looming shadow of World War I, will the fate of Downton and its family - above and below the stairs - be resolved? Or will life be altered so dramatically that its master no longer matters?
The Great War rages across Europe, and the splendid house of Downton Abbey is not left untouched. Romance and heartbreak, scandal and rumors, blackmail and betrayal are all in play. The intertwined lives of the Crowleys and their servants are complicated by the storms of war, and when these have finally cleared, will the way of life they know have changed forever?
Dame Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, and Elizabeth McGovern return to lead the stellar cast of familiar faces; and Maria Doyle Kennedy, Iain Glen, and Zoe Boyle arrive to add fresh intrigue to the second season of this delicious Emmy® Award-winning drama
Spring 1920. The Great War is over and a long-awaited engagement is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate for a third thrilling season. As other great houses are crippled psychologically and financially in the wake of Word War I, Robert, the Earl of Grantham, sticks to his duty to maintain Downton more firmly than ever. But in the changing landscape nothing is assured, and could it be that even the war-weary Crawleys must fight a new battle to safeguard their beloved Downton?
Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Dan Stevens, Michelle Dockery, Jim Cater, Penelope Wilton, Joanne Froggatt, Brendan Coyle, and a host of others return in this all-star cast, joined by Shirley MacLaine, who plays Martha Levinson, the very American mother of Cora, The Countess of Grantham.
Season Four, set in 1922, sees the return of our much-loved characters in the sumptuous setting of Downton Abbey. As they face new challenges, the Crawley family and the servants who work for them remain inextricably intertwined. Six months after Matthew s tragic death, his loss is still felt throughout the great house. Mary struggles to face a new future with her fatherless child, and is encouraged by the family to pick up the pieces. Accepting a new role on the estate, the now-eligible Mary also finds herself the reluctant object of attention from a number of eager suitors. With the twenties in full swing and the tides of change sweeping through Downton, Rose's continued attraction to the bright lights of London spells trouble for the Crawleys, and Edith's budding relationship with Michael Gregson is threatened by events beyond her control. Meanwhile, below stairs, passions run high and young hearts look set to be broken.
Writer and creator Julian Fellowes brings back this most-watched drama in PBS history for its fourth gripping season. The acclaimed ensemble cast is led by Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, and Maggie Smith, along with returning guest star Shirley MacLaine and new guest star Paul Giamatti as Cora's playboy brother Harold.
Season 5 of the international hit finds the Crawley family and the staff struggling with responsibilities and choices as they adjust to life in the Roaring Twenties. The beloved ensemble cast includes Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Joanne Froggatt, and a host of others.
We return to the sumptuous setting of Downton Abbey for the sixth and final season of this internationally acclaimed hit drama series. As our time with the Crawleys begins to draw to a close and we see what will finally become of them all, the family, and the servants who work for them, remain inseparably interlinked as they face new challenges and begin forging different paths in a rapidly changing world.