TV Characters All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst

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List Rules All minor and major characters from Downton Abbey. Vote for your personal favorite characters from the show, regardless of how beloved they are by others.

Who is the best Downton Abbey character? Here's our full ranked Downton Abbey characters list with photos and character bios when available. List contains all Downton Abbey main character names and features lead Downton Abbey roles. If you're looking for the most famous Downton Abbey characters then you're in the right place. This Downton Abbey main character list includes pictures of Downton Abbey characters and features useful character information like the names of actors or actresses who play the characters. Downton Abbey character roles from every season are included, along with the characters' gender, occupation and more.

List is made up of many different characters, including Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham and Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham.

This list answers the questions "what are the Downton Abbey characters called?" and "who are all the characters in Downton Abbey?"

You can click each image for a larger picture of the character, and in some cases you can click the character's name for a more detailed description. View the list of Downton Abbey character names as an info list or customize your view by switching to slideshow or blog mode. If you're looking for more minor Downton Abbey characters, then they should also be on this list, but if not feel free to add them below.

 

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Violet Crawley, Dowager Counte... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst

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Lady Sybil Cora Branson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Jessica Brown Findlay

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Mrs. Hughes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Phyllis Logan

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Mr. Carson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Jim Carter

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Tom Branson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Allen Leech

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Matthew Crawley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Dan Stevens

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Lady Sybil Crawley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Jessica Brown Findlay

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Anna May Bates is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Joanne Froggatt

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Robert Crawley, Earl of Granth... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst

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Elsie Hughes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Phyllis Logan

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Isobel Crawley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Penelope Wilton

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Mrs. Patmore is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Lesley Nicol

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Dr. Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
David Robb

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Lady Mary Crawley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Michelle Dockery

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Charles Lynch Carson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst

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Anna Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Joanne Froggatt

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Cora Crawley, Countess of Gran... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst

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Bill Molesley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Bernard Gallagher

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May Bird is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Christine Lohr

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Gwen Dawson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Rose Leslie

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Daisy Mason is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Sophie McShera

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Lady Edith Crawley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Laura Carmichael

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Lady Rose MacClare is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Lily James

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Lady Rosamund Painswick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Samantha Bond

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Baxter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Baxter Raquel Cassidy

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Lady Edith Crawley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Laura Carmichael

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Gwen Dawson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Rose Leslie

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Michael Gregson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Charles Edwards

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Joseph Molesley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Kevin Doyle

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Kieran Branson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Ruairi Conaghan

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Lady Rose MacClare is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Lily James

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William Mason is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Thomas Howes

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Mr Lynch is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Andrew Westfield

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James Jimmy Kent is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Ed Speleers

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James
Ed Speleers

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Lord Anthony Gillingham is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst

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William Mason is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Thomas Howes

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Ms Reed is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Lucille Sharp

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Jack Ross is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Gary Carr

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Molesley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Kevin Doyle

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Edna Braithwaite is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
MyAnna Buring

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Sir Philip Tapsell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Tim Pigott-Smith

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Cosmo Gordon Lang is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Michael Culkin

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Marigold Shore is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Sharon Small

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Lord Hepworth is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Nigel Havers

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Daphne Bryant is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Christine Mackie

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Horace Bryant is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Kevin McNally

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George Murray is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Jonathan Coy

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Hugh Shrimpie MacClare, Marque... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst

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Harold Levinson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Paul Giamatti