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“The one thing I learned from the show is that only people who smoke cigarettes are up to no good” – Hugh Bonneville

When will Carson get Mrs. Hughes down the aisle? Phylis Logan (Mrs. Hughes) and Lesley Nichol (Mrs. Patmore)

Phyllis Logan (Mrs. Hughes) and Lesley Nichol (Mrs. Patmore)

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“It was extraordinary and incredibly reassuring to see [the crew] day after day and know that they were the first people there and they were the last people to go… And there they are, all of them, and always in a very good mood, which I can’t say for myself.” – Dame Maggie Smith

The long suffering Anna (Joanne Froggart) and John Bates (Brendan Coyle)

“But it was a wonderful final day actually, it was all the things you would hope it would be. It was happy, sad, it felt like a good time to finish this and we were all doing it together.” – Joanna Froggatt (Anna Bates) and her on-screen husband Brendan Coyle (John Bates )

“Today is the last day of what has been the most glorious 6 years of my life. I am so grateful to have been part of this family.” Michelle Dockery

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“When something has run its course, it’s good to end on a high note.” – Penelope Wilton (Isobel Crawley)

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What does the future hold for the staff of Downton Abbey? Thomas Barrow (Robert James-Collier), Andy Parker (Michael Fox) and Joseph Molesley (Kevin Doyle)

Jim Carter (Mr. Carson) and Phyllis Logan (Mrs. Hughes)

Jim Carter (Mr. Carson) and Phyllis Logan (Mrs. Hughes)

About The Author

Olga Hughes is currently pre-occupied with fairy tales, fantasy, misanthropy, medieval history and the long eighteenth century. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently majoring in Literature and History at Deakin. She has contributed to websites such as History behind Game of Thrones, The Anne Boleyn Files and The Tudor Society.