This outfit was made for Dame Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham in Downton Abbey. The fabric was created by reproducing an Edwardian print onto silk. The design was based on a jacket from the era.
Downton Abbey's Lady Violet Crawley's home for £3.95million
Maggie Smith - you may know her as The Dowager Countess of Grantham, Violet Crawley on Downton Abbey or as Professor Minerva McGonagall from Harry Potter, or you may remember some of her earlier works.
Dame Maggie Smith played Professor Minerva McGonagall in 8 "Harry Potter" movies and Lady Violet Crosby in six seasons on "Downton Abbey", all the while suffering from breast cancer. Just like the characters she brought to life, she is one tough lady.
The new season of Downton Abbey has returned and once again the Dowager Countess played by Dame Maggie Smith has some of the best lines of the show. Here is a collection of some of her most memorable lines of the series.
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