downton abbey season 4 rewatch: episode 7

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Downton Abbey 5x02

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Can we take a moment to appreciate just how beautiful Maggie Smith as Violet is looking this season. Now don’t get me wrong, Maggie as Violet has always been utterly beautiful, but I think it’s fair to say that costume wise, Violet has suffered in previous seasons. This season though has been a bit of a complete turnaround - not only do the costumes (and the wig) look terrific, but we had three new costumes alone in this episode. I don’t think Violet’s had three new costumes a season previous to this one. And of course we’ve got her mystery Russian prince turning up next week! Cue that gorgeous looking imperial blue coat for one thing. I may not survive; Violet getting gorgeous costumes, AND a storyline of her own with romance involved.


Maggie Smith as Gunilla Garson Goldberg in The First Wives Club

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1 more sleep to #DowntonNight! How will you be enjoying yours? #CountDownton #Downton pic.twitter.com/y5EeHsf0oL

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Oh no. The Dowager was 70 when she started, she’s 82 now and my grandmother lived until her hundredth year, so I don’t think there’s any chance of that.

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Maggie Smith receives her BAFTA Fellowship Award from the late Richard Attenborough.

Maggie Smith reacts to seeing herself, or perhaps that should say hearing herself, in Oh! What a Lovely War.

Maggie Smith leaves St Mary’s church, Old Hunstanton, after attending a Music in Country Churches concert - 29th July, 2014.

Maggie Smith on the perils of trying to get a film project green lit.