Downton Abbey – Series 1

First Aired: September 2010

7 part series for ITV1.

Created by Julian Fellowes, the drama follows the life of the Crawley family and their servants on a country estate before the First World War.

Hugh plays Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham.

It was broadcast on PBS in the USA from 9th January 2011.

The series won 6 Emmys and a Golden Globe for Best Mini-Series. Hugh’s performance earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Mini-Series.


Julian Fellowes


Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Penelope Wilton, Dan Stevens, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Jessica Brown-Findlay, Jim Carter, Phyllis Logan, Lesley Nicol, Brendan Coyle, Siobhan Finneran, Rob James-Collier, Thomas Howes, Joanne Froggatt, Rose Leslie, Sophie McShera, David Robb, Allen Leech, Kevin Doyle


Brian Percival; Ben Bolt; Brian Kelly


Liz Trubridge

Production Co:

Carnival; ITV


Broadcast Press Awards 2011: Best TV Drama; Best Writer (Julian Fellowes)
BAFTA TV 2011: Best Director (Brian Percival)
Emmy Craft Awards 2011: Outstanding Costumes for a Mini-series (Susannah Buxton); Outstanding Cinematography for a Mini-series (David Katznelson)
Emmy Awards 2011: Outstanding Mini-series; Outstanding Directing (Brian Percival); Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini-series (Maggie Smith); Outstanding Writing (Julian Fellowes)
Golden Globes 2012: Best Mini-Series

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