Penelope Wilton & Maggie Smith filming series 5 of Downton Abbey. (x)"Her character, Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham, is without a doubt one of the best loved character on Downton Abbey. So fans of the period drama will be pleased to see Dame Maggie Smith back in costume while filming scenes for the fifth series in Bampton Village, Oxfordshire on Wednesday. The actress was joined by Penelope Wilton, who plays Isobel Crawley – the mother of the late Matthew, who is known for her amusing relationship with the Dowager."
"Mind the mud: Penelope, who plays Isobel was seen strolling on a muddy path"
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Season 5: Behind the Scenes | Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Rob James Collier | "Setting up a scene where Lady Mary and Lord Grantham are walking through the square and encounter Thomas Barrow. There is an exchange of words and they looked puzzled after Thomas leaves them."’
Season 5: Behind the Scenes | Lesley Nicol, Penelope Wilton, Dame Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, Allen Leech, Rob James-Collier
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'We're getting on Mr Carson you and I.’
"We talk about [Hughes] and Carson as the Greek chorus of the show," said executive producer Gareth Neame. "They seem to always be the ones that comment on every story that is going on there. They are somewhere involved in it."
As for romances, Logan was non-committal.
"I suppose I was surprised [when people first started asking about it] and now when people implant things in your head, evey line you say to each other, you think, should I color this with a sort of longing look?" she said. "I don’t, obviously, but there’s an element of, I wonder if [writer] Julian [Fellowes] will take this in a different tact. We don’t know so we have to just play each scene as we are given it, how it’s written, without any implied extra spin.""
*About Carson and Mrs Hughes realtionship*