The one character who can go toe-to-toe with Lady Mary’s dour-faced shade-throwing and emerge victorious will depart Downton Abbey at the end of next season.
Pardon the sniffles, but if anything calls for weeping in your pudding, it’s this. For five seasons, Maggie Smith, 80, has ruled Downton as the Dowager Countess Violet Crawley. Lady Grantham, as she’s also known, is so old she’s earned the right to say whatever she likes and this has resulted in fiv...
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