Downton Abbey



Downton Abbey is a British drama series created by Julian Fellowes. It first aired on ITV in the UK on 26th September 2010. The series, set in the fictional Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey, depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era. 


Events depicted throughout the series include news of the sinking of the Titanic in the first series; the outbreak of World War I, the Spanish influenza pandemic, and the Marconi scandal in the second series; and the Interwar period and the formation of the Irish Free State in the third series. One of the best characters in the series is Violet (Lady Grantham) famous for her ironic and sometimes even sarcastic comments. The character is played by amazing Maggie Smith.


Lady Grantham


This short compilation of 10 best Maggie's moments should give you a taste of what's Lady Grantham's like :)




#1 FIANCEE HUNTING (POLOWANIE NA NARZECZONEGO)
#2 DINNER WITH THE HEIR (KOLACJA Z NASTĘPCĄ)
#3 REGARDING FRIENDSHIP (ODNOŚNIE PRZYJAŹNI)
#4 POMUK'S PARTING (ODEJŚCIE POMUKA)
#5 FIANCEE HUNTING, AGAIN (POLOWANIE NA NARZECZONEGO, ZNOWU)
#6 CHAIR SAILING (ŻEGLOWANIE NA KRZEŚLE)
#7 MRS. CRAWLEY TREATS (KURACJA PANI CRAWLEY)
#8 MAGGIE THANKS MRS CRAWLEY (MAGGIE DZIĘKUJE PANI CRAWLEY)
#9 FIANCEE HUNTING, YET AGAIN (POLOWANIE NA NARZECZONEGO, RAZ JESZCZE)
#10 MISUNDERSTANDING (NIEPOROZUMIENIE)


Some best quotes:

• Cora: "Are we to be friends then?"
Lady Grantham: "We are allies, my dear, which can be a good deal more effective."

"I couldn't have electricity in the house, I wouldn't sleep a wink. All those vapors floating about."

• Cora: "I hope I don't hear sounds of a disagreement."
Lady Grantham: "Is that what they call discussion in New York?"

"No one wants to kiss a girl in black."

"What is a weekend?"

• "Last night! He looked so well. Of course it would happen to a foreigner. No Englishman would dream of dying in someone else's house."

• Cora: "I might send her over to visit my aunt. She could get to know New York."
Lady Grantham: "Oh, I don't think things are quite that desperate."

• "One can't go to pieces at the death of every foreigner. We'd all be in a constant state of collapse whenever we opened a newspaper."

• Cora: "I hate to go behind Robert's back."
Lady Grantham: "That is a scruple no successful wife can afford."

• Lady Grantham: "Why would you want to go to a real school? You're not a doctor's daughter."

Sybil: "Nobody learns anything from a governess, apart from French and how to curtsy."
Lady Grantham: "What else do you need? Are you thinking of a career in banking?"
Cora: "Things are different in America."
Lady Grantham: "I know. They live in wigwams."


A suit of armor
• Doctor: "Mrs. Crawley tells me she has recommended nitrate of silver and tincture of steel."
Lady Grantham: "Why, is she making a suit of armor?"

 Lady Grantham: "I'm a woman, Mary. I can be as contrary as I choose."

• Lord Grantham: "We better go in soon or it isn't fair to Mrs. Padmore."
Lady Grantham: "Oh, is her cooking so precisely timed? You couldn't tell."

• Lady Grantham: "You are quite wonderful the way you see room for improvement wherever you look. I never knew such reforming zeal."
Mrs. Crawley: "I take that as a compliment."
Lady Grantham: "I must've said it wrong."

• Lady Grantham: In these moments you can always find an Italian who isn't too picky.


A swivel chair

and one of the best ones...

Lady Grantham: Good heavens, what am I sitting on?
Matthew Crawley: A swivel... chair.
Lady Grantham: Oh, another modern brainwave?
Matthew Crawley: Not very modern; they were invented by Thomas Jefferson.
Lady Grantham: Why does every day involve a fight with an American?
Matthew Crawley: I'll fetch you a different one.
Lady Grantham: No, no! I'm a good sailor!


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