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 2019’s release of the Downton movie based on ITV’s period drama series, the show’s official YouTube channel has put together some brilliant compilations of Lady Violet best moments.
So get ready for half an hour 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 cutting one-liners from Season 3:
Lastly, let’s look back at her golden moments from Season 5:
The Downton Abbey movie is available on DVD on Amazon.