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?"

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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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32 6
Anna May Bates is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Joanne Froggatt

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35 10
Lady Sybil Cora Branson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Jessica Brown Findlay

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25 4
Matthew Crawley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Dan Stevens

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30 9
Mrs. Hughes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Phyllis Logan

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26 7
Tom Branson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Allen Leech

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31 13
Lady Mary Crawley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Michelle Dockery

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25 8
Isobel Crawley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Penelope Wilton

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20 4
Elsie Hughes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Phyllis Logan

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23 7
Mrs. Patmore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Lesley Nicol

11
28 12
Mr. Carson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Jim Carter

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19 6
Cora Crawley, Countess of Gran... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst

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21 8
Lady Sybil Crawley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Jessica Brown Findlay

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23 10
Robert Crawley, Earl of Granth... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst

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14 4
John Bates is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Brendan Coyle

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16 6
Lady Edith Crawley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Laura Carmichael

17
9 1
Lady Rosamund Painswick is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Samantha Bond

18
12 4
Anna Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Joanne Froggatt

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13 5
Dr. Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
David Robb

20
13 5
Charles Lynch Carson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst

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11 4
Joseph Molesley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Kevin Doyle

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10 4
Lady Rose MacClare is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Lily James

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16 10
Daisy Mason is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Sophie McShera

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10 5
Baxter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Baxter Raquel Cassidy

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10 5
Lady Edith Crawley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list All Downton Abbey Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
Laura Carmichael