Downton Abbey Costume drama, starring Maggie Smith and Hugh Bonneville Facebook Twitter Google Tumblr Pinterest Blogger Reddit VKontakt Print Email The last days of Downton: cast and crew share snaps as the Abbey closes its doors for good Carousel Navigation 1 Related Emmys 2015: nominations in full Game of Thrones leads this year's shortlist with Mad Men, House of Cards, Downton Abbey and Wolf Hall also vying for the top prizes What the cast of Downton Abbey did next... From big screen blockbusters to small screen comedies, this lot have been busy since bidding the Abbey farewell... 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