20 minutes of classic Maggie Smith moments from ‘Downton Abbey’ – watch!

We love all the characters in Downton Abbey – but there’s always been one true star of the show.

Yes, we’re talking about the Dowager Countess, of course, played by the inimitable Dame Maggie Smith.

To celebrate the release of the new movie based on ITV’s period drama series, the official Downton YouTube channel has put together some brilliant compilations of Lady Violet best bits from the show’s first few seasons.

So get ready for twenty minutes of classic quips from Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes, as only Dame Maggie could deliver them!

Here are her greatest lines and iconic zingers from Season 1 and Season 2:

And here are some more golden moments and cutting one-liners from Season 3:

With the Downton movie topping the box office in the UK and the US, plans for a sequel are reportedly underway already.

There’s also good news for fans who were worried that we’d seen the last of Lady Violet!

The Downton Abbey movie is available to pre-order on DVD on Amazon.