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Downton Abbey: Season 2 (2012)




Critic Consensus: With its excellent cast and resplendent period trappings, Downton Abbey continues to weave a bewitching, ingratiating spell.


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This period drama, set in the English countryside which is centered on the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their hierarchy of servants.


Samantha Bond
as Lady Rosamund Painswick
Hugh Bonneville
as Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham
Jessica Brown Findlay
as Lady Sybil Crawley
Zoe Boyle
as Lavinia Swire
Laura Carmichael
as Lady Edith Crawley
Jim Carter
as Mr. Carson
Brendan Coyle
as John Bates
Michelle Dockery
as Lady Mary Crawley
Siobhan Finneran
as Sarah O'Brien
Kevin Doyle
as Joseph Molesley
Joanne Froggatt
as Anna Bates
Iain Glen
as Sir Richard Carlisle
Rob James-Collier
as Thomas Barrow
Phyllis Logan
as Mrs. Hughes
Thomas Howes
as William Mason
Elizabeth McGovern
as Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham
Sophie McShera
as Daisy Mason
Allen Leech
as Tom Branson
Lesley Nicol
as Mrs. Patmore
Cal Macaninch
as Henry Lang
Jim Carter
as Mr. Carson
Maggie Smith
as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham
Dan Stevens (IV)
as Matthew Crawley
Penelope Wilton
as Isobel Crawley
Amy Nuttall
as Ethel Parks
David Robb
as Dr. Clarkson
Sharon Small
as Marigold Shore
Robert Bathurst
as Sir Anthony Strallan
Paul Copley
as Mr. Mason
Jonathan Coy
as George Murray
Nigel Havers
as Lord Hepworth
Dominic Kemp
as Jury Foreman
Simon Poland
as Defense Attorney
Tony Pritchard
as Prison Guard
Nick Sampson
as Prosecutor
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The delicious period drama returns, and is even more grandly addictive.

September 14, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The two Downton seasons so far provide an engrossing escape to an age on the verge of technological and social change.

June 29, 2016 | Full Review…

Viewers are likely to be reaching for the tissue box more often on this go 'round.

June 29, 2016 | Full Review…

Downton Abbey looks for all the world as though it's steaming steadily toward happy or at least contented endings for one and all. So be it -- and so it should be.

June 29, 2016 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

The new series vibrates excitingly on many frequencies, but it specially resonates as a rare hybrid of domestic drama and shelter porn.

June 29, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Much grimmer, grayer and (gasp) dowdier. Still mostly wonderful.

June 29, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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