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