Downton Abbey – Series 2

First Aired: September 2011

8 part series and Christmas special for ITV1.

Julian Fellowes’ acclaimed drama returns. The series follows the lives of the Crawley family and their servants during the First World War.

Hugh plays Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham.

It was broadcast as a 7 part series on PBS in the USA from 8th January 2012.

The series won 3 Emmys, a Golden Globe, a SAG award and Hugh’s performance earned him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. The cast won Best Ensemble at the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013, the first non-US show to do so.

Please note that the UK DVD of Series 2 does not include the episode Christmas at Downton.


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, Sophie McShera, Allen Leech, David Robb, Kevin Doyle, Zoe Boyle, Iain Glen, Amy Nuttall, Cal Macaninch, Samantha Bond, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Kevin McNally, Nigel Havers, Sharon Small


Ashley Pearce; Brian Kelly; Andy Goddard; James Strong; Brian Percival


Liz Trubridge

Production Co:

Carnival; ITV


Emmy Creative Arts Awards 2012: Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series (Anne "Nosh" Oldham; Christine Greenwood); Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (John Lunn)
Emmy Awards 2012: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Maggie Smith)
TRIC Awards 2012: Drama Programme of the Year
Golden Globes 2013: Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie (Maggie Smith)
National Television Awards 2013: Drama
SAG Awards 2013: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

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