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All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst

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Updated September 23, 2019 7.1k votes 796 voters 19.2k views 80 items

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 ... 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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Tom Branson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Allen Leech
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Anna May Bates is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Joanne Froggatt
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Elsie Hughes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Phyllis Logan
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Mr. Carson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Jim Carter
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Matthew Crawley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Dan Stevens
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Lady Sybil Crawley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Jessica Brown Findlay
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Mrs. Hughes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Phyllis Logan
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Lady Mary Crawley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Michelle Dockery
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John Bates is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Brendan Coyle
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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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Isobel Crawley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Penelope Wilton
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Robert Crawley, Earl of ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
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Cora Crawley, Countess o... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
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Lady Edith Crawley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Laura Carmichael
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Charles Lynch Carson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
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Anna Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Joanne Froggatt
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Lady Rose MacClare is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Lily James
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Joseph Molesley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Kevin Doyle
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Thomas Barrow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Rob James-Collier
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Daisy Mason is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Sophie McShera
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Molesley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Kevin Doyle
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Bill Molesley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Bernard Gallagher
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William Mason is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Thomas Howes