This sumptuous costume drama, written and created by Academy Award winner Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park, The Young Victoria) boasts an all-star cast featuring veteran actress Dame Maggie Smith (the Harry Potter series).
Set in England in the years leading up to the First World War, it follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants early in the reign of King George V. The series commences with the news of the sinking of the Titanic, an event that sets the story in motion. It also stars Hugh Bonneville (Mansfield Park, Iris).
This box-set comes with a bonus disc, which includes behind-the-scenes footage.
This TV series was critically acclaimed. The Guardian newspaper said, “It's beautifully made – handsome, artfully crafted and acted ... This is going to be a treat if you like a lavish period drama.”
Australian audiences couldn't get enough of this series. The Herald Sun said, "Downton Abbey is this year's surprise hit." The Australian newspaper declared, "This extraordinary period drama has real edge."
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