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Violet Crawley

Violet Crawley

Dowager Countess of Grantham

At the dinner table, in the drawing room, and especially behind the scenes, Violet continues to influence Downton Abbey with her imperious standards, her rapier wit, and her embodiment -- and often meddling application -- of the concept of noblesse oblige. A product of the Victorian age, she is nevertheless sharply aware of the world changing around her, and when she cannot shape it to serve her family, she will surprise everyone by adapting, all in the service of Downton Abbey.