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No. 1 Magazine - - DOWNTON ABBEY SPECIAL -

1By the third sea­son Down­ton Abbey was one of the most watched drama se­ries in the world. In the US the fi­nale of se­ries five was watched by 25 mil­lion peo­ple.

2 Over 1,000 wigs were used in the last two se­ries alone.

3 The role of the Dowa­ger Count­ess was cre­ated es­pe­cially for Mag­gie Smith.

4 All the food on set is real.

5 The show costs around a mil­lion pounds an episode to pro­duce.

6 It was re­ported that X-files ac­tress, Gil­lian An­der­son, turned down the role of Lady Gran­tham.

7 Down­ton Abbey is set at High­clere Cas­tle in Berk­shire, which was also the lo­ca­tion for block­buster, Eyes Wide Shut, with Tom Cruise and Ni­cole Kid­man. Pe­ter An­dre and Katie Price got mar­ried there too.

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