This collectible wall calendar- the first American license for Downton Abbey- features images of stars Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Dan Stevens, Brendan Coyle, and Joanne Froggatt in unforgettable scenes from the show's first two seasons spanning the years 1912 through 1917.
This collectible wall calendar - the first American license for Downton Abbey - Features images of stars Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Dan Stevens, Brendan Coyle, and Joanne Froggatt in unforgettable scenes from the show's first two seasons spanning the years 1912 through 1917.
Undeniably addictive, Downton Abbey is a cultural phenomena. Shown on PBS stations across the country as part of Masterpiece Classic, the Emmy Award-winning show created by Oscar-winner Julian Fellowes is set in an Edwardian country house, Downton Abbey portrays the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them.
The Downton Abbey estate stands a splendid example of confidence and mettle, its family enduring for generations and its staff a well-oiled machine of propriety. But change is afoot at Downton — change far surpassing the new electric lights and telephone. A crisis of inheritance spurned by the sinking of the Titanic threatens to displace the Crawleys, in spite of the best efforts of the noble and compassionate Earl, Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville); his American heiress wife, Cora (Elizabeth McGovern); his comically implacable, opinionated mother, Violet (Maggie Smith); and his beautiful, eldest daughter, Mary, intent on charting her own course. Reluctantly, the family is forced to welcome its heir apparent, the self-made and proudly modern Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens), himself none too happy about the new arrangements. By November, 1916, the Great War has rendered everything — and everyone — changed. Even Downton Abbey itself, like its residents, has risen to the call of duty and transformed.
At the war front, life intensifies for Downton's young men in the face of untold horrors. Meanwhile, at Downton, war makes new and often unjust demands. Some rise to its call for a stiff upper lip and a useful turn, and others see change as an opportunity for either growth or exploitation.
Far from the trenches, there remains no shortage of scheming, meddling, and dangerous attractions.
Downton Abbey 2013 Wall Calendar