Finale day! Don’t forget to dress for dinner and join us at 9 p.m. EST for our weekly—and final—live-tweet of the two-hour episode, along with these other fine fellows, and check back tomorrow for our final recap. To revel in all V.F.’s many Downton features, go here.

Finale day! Don’t forget to dress for dinner and join us at 9 p.m. EST for our weekly—and final—live-tweet of the two-hour episode, along with these other fine fellows, and check back tomorrow for our final recap. To revel in all V.F.’s many Downton features, go here.


“The Great War quite agrees  with old Matthew, now the decidedly hunkier ‘Captain Crawley,’ who has  lost his weak chin and the milquetoast mumbling, as well as a sizable  chunk of his solicitor’s pudge. (Lest you think this is some scripted  sop to W.W.I.’s ravaging effects—a Fellowes allusion to the scarcity of  rations in wintertime France?—actor Dan Stevens helpfully allows it was because Twitter kept calling him fat).”

More recap of Downton Abbey’s Season Two premiere episode, here!

“The Great War quite agrees with old Matthew, now the decidedly hunkier ‘Captain Crawley,’ who has lost his weak chin and the milquetoast mumbling, as well as a sizable chunk of his solicitor’s pudge. (Lest you think this is some scripted sop to W.W.I.’s ravaging effects—a Fellowes allusion to the scarcity of rations in wintertime France?—actor Dan Stevens helpfully allows it was because Twitter kept calling him fat).”

More recap of Downton Abbey’s Season Two premiere episode, here!

We threw a stateside-premiere party for the second season of Downton Abbey last night at MoMA—and some of the cast were there to show us how sexy they are in modern-day attire. Swoon.
For a transcript of what they talked to us about, go here.
Photograph by Hannah Thompson for Vanity Fair. From left: Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham), Elizabeth McGovern (Cora, Countess of Grantham), Joanne Froggatt (housemaid Anna), Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley), and Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary).

We threw a stateside-premiere party for the second season of Downton Abbey last night at MoMA—and some of the cast were there to show us how sexy they are in modern-day attire. Swoon.

For a transcript of what they talked to us about, go here.

Photograph by Hannah Thompson for Vanity Fair. From left: Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham), Elizabeth McGovern (Cora, Countess of Grantham), Joanne Froggatt (housemaid Anna), Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley), and Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary).

Downton Abbey: We shot the cast at Highclere—aren’t they ravishing? For bigger.
Photograph by Jason Bell.

Downton Abbey: We shot the cast at Highclere—aren’t they ravishing? For bigger.

Photograph by Jason Bell.