When life hands poor Lady Edith Crawley (Laura Carmichael) lemons, say, in the form of her being left at the altar by her one-armed beau, Anthony Strallan (Robert Bathurst), she makes lemonade, or at least finds a cause to latch onto, this time in the form of equal rights for women in the 1920s England.
Downton Abbey is back for American audiences, and episode two of season three had another wedding — almost — in store for fans. Edith (Laura Carmichael) and Anthony Strallan (Robert Bathurst) are set to tie the knot and, in Edith's words, be "so terribly, terribly happy," in spite of the fact that Edith is dull and the one-armed Strallan is twice her age.
Series three of the hit ITV drama Downton Abbey finally aired Sunday in the U.S. on PBS. Downton Abbey already premiered across the pond way back in September, leaving only the most disciplined of viewers to resist spoiling the season premiere.
Fans of Downton Abbey who have been holding out for the series three premiere in the U.S. should look away now. For those who can’t wait to find out what's been happening across the pond, read on, as the series is already six episodes deep, having aired in the U.
Viewers finally got a little reward for their patience in the form of a long-awaited wedding between Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) and Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens) on Sunday night, when Downton Abbey finally returned to Britain's ITV1 after a long hiatus that's still ongoing in the U.
If you're on this side of the pond, you may have to wait a bit longer until you can fully absorb the much-awaited glory of season three's Downton Abbey, starring Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Michelle Dockery, Dan Stevens, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, and soon to feature Shirley MacLaine, but take heart — until that moment, you'll have plenty of teasers and trailers to whet your appetite.
Masterpiece Classics' Downton Abbey recently revealed that it will match Dame Maggie Smith with living legend Shirley MacLaine, who was also recently honored by Downton costar Elizabeth McGovern at American Film Institute's Shirley MacLaine Tribute.
Less than two weeks after BBC Masterpiece Classics producer Rebecca Eaton dished about the upcoming Season 3 of Downton Abbey and happened to state that star Dame Maggie Smith, 77, was "difficult" to work with, Smith has announced her decision to leave her role as Lady Violet, the Dowager Countess, on Downton Abbey when her contract ends after wrapping Season 3.
The most popular series in PBS history, the UK show Downton Abbey, starring Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, and Jim Carter, will not be returning for its third season until January 2013, but the Internet is already buzzing with rumors about what will come to pass when the Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park) created series comes back to Masterpiece Classics.