In the Downton Abbey Series 5 Special, to be shown on Christmas Day in the UK, we have Maggie Smith hosting tea and greetings with in-laws. Check out our exclusive photo video taster preview of the two hour special.

Check out our third teaser photo video preview above of this two hour special and the image gallery below. In the gallery we have highlighted actors actors Lily James, Matt Barber, Alun Armstrong, Rade Sherbedgia, Jane Lapotaire, Brendan Coyle, Phyllis Logan, Jim Carter, Sophie McShera, Lesley Nicol, Jeremy Swift, Maggie Smith, Sue Johnston and Penelope Wilton.

US viewers will have to wait until Series 5 has completed it’s run. That starts in January 2015 on PBS.

Downton Abbey Series 5 Special – Image Gallery

In the image gallery we have Lady Rose (Lily James) and Atticus (Matt Barber), Stowell (Alun Armstrong), Kuragin (Rade Sherbedgia) and Princess Irina (Jane Lapotaire), Mr Bates (Brendan Coyle), Mrs Hughes (Phyllis Logan), Mr Carson (Jim Carter), Daisy (Sophie McShera) and Mrs Patmore (Lesley Nicol), Spratt (Jeremy Swift), Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Maggie Smith), Denker (Sue Johnston) and Isobel Crawley (Penelope Wilton).

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