October 25, 2015

DOWNTON ABBEY 6 - Episode 6

Downton Abbey

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ITV's Downton Abbey is full of turbulent relationships and various character arcs but rarely discussed is the bond between mother Violet Crawley and her daughter Lady Rosamund Painswick. As the much-loved period drama draws to a close, actress Samantha Bond, who plays widow Rosamund, reflects on the dynamic between the pair.
Since the death of her husband Marmaduke Painswick, Rosamund has busied herself with the family of her brother Robert Grantham, including nieces Lady Edith and Lady Mary. However, Bond, 53, is most fond of Rosamund's closeness with her mother, the Dowager Countess, played by Maggie Smith.
Speaking to the IBTimes UK about the relationship between the characters, Rosamund said: "I think the wonderful thing about both Rosamund and Violet – I think there is some element of Rosamund that is cut from the same cloth and she is her mother's daughter and the product of her upbringing.
"But what's gorgeous in both of them and our being able to play it is that they both reveal at various points, quite unexpectedly at times, a quite softer and warmer side. Mags [Maggie Smith] has incredible moments of modernity and a modern approach, which can be very surprising."


  1. Thank you, June, for another wonderful episode.

  2. Yet, that's not Rosamund in the picture - LOL! That's Lady Grantham's mother, played by Shirley Macclaine!

  3. Thank you again, June. Loved this episode. Only two more and then the Christmas finale. I'm getting sadder and sadder. Big sigh... Again, thank you.

  4. Um, did we miss an episode for November 1 or was it a by-week?

  5. So bummed the link is not working for this episode.

  6. PLease fix the link to this episode. I am so bummed I cannot watch it. I have enjoyed watching all the others and really appreciate you posting them.