Downton Abbey was a British historical period drama that aired on ITV in the UK and PBS in the US from 2010 to 2015. It chronicled the lives of an aristocratic Crawley family in a fictional Yorkshire country estate from 1912 to 1926. The British period drama had a broad fanbase extended not only in the UK and in the US but also worldwide with an audience of approximately 120 million. Well received by critics and fans alike, it won a number of awards and accolades, including a Golden Globe, six Emmys, a BAFTA and was also listed in Guinness World Records as the most critically acclaimed English-language television series in 2011. During its airing, it gave fame and fortune as well as wider exposure to many actors. Now, the creators are working on the big-screen adaptation of the series and have recently completed filming. While fans are desperately waiting for the Downton movie, which is set to be released on September 20, 2019, they are also very curious to know how much the stars made through the series.
1. Michelle Dockery
Born in Rumford, London, Michelle is an alumnus of Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she graduated with Gold Medal for drama in 2004. She had already established herself as an honorable theater actress starring in plays like His Dark Materials, Pillars of the Community, Burnt by the Sun, Pygmalion and more, before landing the pivotal role of Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey. The success of the series provided a healthy boost to her fortune. As of today, she has a net worth of approximately $4 million. She will be back as Lady Mary Talbot in the forthcoming Downton movie.
2. Maggie Smith
Dame Maggie Smith is a veteran British actress, who has played a number of famous roles and has collected numerous accolades to her name. In her career spanning over 6 decades, she has won 5 BAFTAs, 2 Oscars, 3 Emmys, 3 Golden Globes, 3 Screen Actors Guild Awards and a Tony Award. She is one of a few actresses to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting. She is popularly known as Minerva McGonagall among the Potterheads. Apart from dozens of big-screen hits, her role as Lady Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham, in Downton Abbey, is also one of her more credible roles to date. She will reprise her role in the upcoming Downton movie. As of today, her net worth is estimated at around $18 million.
3. Hugh Bonneville
Born in Paddington, West London, Hugh is an alumnus of Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He started his acting career doing plays in theaters in the UK. He joined National Theatre in 1987 and Shakespeare Company in 1991. He is widely famous for his role as Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham in Downton Abbey. Apart from that, he has also been credited for his role as young John Bayley in the 2001 biographical film, Iris and as Ian Fletcher in the comedy-drama, Twenty Twelve. Throughout his career, he has secured nominations for some prestigious awards like BAFTA, Emmy and Golden Globe. He will reprise his role in the upcoming Downton movie. As of today, his net worth has been valued at $8 million.
4. Elizabeth McGovern
This American actress has acted in a number of critically acclaimed movies like Once Upon a Time in America, Ragtime and Ordinary People and TV shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and If Not For You among others. Her role as Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham in Downton Abbey is her greatest career accomplishment to date. She has been nominated for 2 Golden Globes, a Primetime Emmy, Satellite Award and has won 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards out of 3 nominations, all through Downton Abbey. So, we can definitely expect more to her name after she reprises her role in the upcoming Downton movie.
Apart from her acting career, the 57-year-old has also dabbled into music, involved with the musical group Sadie and the Hotheads. From her career spanning nearly four decades, she has accumulated a net worth of around $4 million.
5. Laura Carmichael
This English actress undoubtedly became a household name after playing the role of Lady Edith Crawley, the middle daughter in the Crawley family in Downton Abbey. Besides that, she has worked on another ITV television series, Marcella and feature films like A United Kingdom, Madame Bovary and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Fans are excited to see her back as Lady Edith in the Downton movie. As of today, her net worth is estimated to be approximately $2 million.
6. Jim Carter
Born in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, Carter pursued a law degree at college before dropping out after two years to partake in a fringe theatre group in Brighton. Over the years, he has appeared in a number of movies and TV shows, most notably the pivotal role of Charles Carson in Downton Abbey. The series earned him four Primetime Emmy nominations for the best actor in a supporting role in a drama series. As of today, the 70-year-old has a net worth of around $4 million. Alongside the Downton movie, his upcoming project also include a thriller film, The Good Liar.
7. Joanne Froggatt
This 1980-born British actress has starred in a number of stage plays, television shows and movies. She played lady’s maid Anna Bates in Downton Abbey, for which she took home a Golden Globe for the Best Supporting Actress, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and three Primetime Emmy nominations. She will be back as Anna Bates in Downton movie. In 2017, she appeared as one of the lead actors in the ITV miniseries, Liar. She was honored as the Most Promising Newcomer at the British Independent Film Awards for starring in a British independent film, In Our Name, in 2010. She has been voicing the role of Wendy since 2015 in the children’s animated TV show, Bob the Builder. Throughout her career, she has accumulated a net worth of around $2 million.
8. Brendan Coyle
He started his showbiz career starring in the 1994 movie, Alisa and quickly went on to cement his career, taking home the prestigious Olivier Award for his stint in the play, The Weir in 1999. He honed his acting skills studying Drama in Dublin, and later joined Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in scholarship in 1983. He has starred in a number of TV shows like North and South and Lark Rise to Candleford but is most famous for portraying John Bates in Downton Abbey. His role as Mr. Bates earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award and nominations for BAFTA and Prime Emmy. He appeared in the Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin starring 2016 movie, Me Before You and has starred as Earl of Lennox in Mary Queen of Scots, which is set to be released in the US on December 7, 2018 and in the UK on January 18, 2019. As of today, the 55 years old actor has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
9. Phyllis Logan
The 1956-born Scottish actress was the 1977 gold-medalist of Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. While working on the 1980 TV movie, The White Bird Passes, she met writer-director Michael Radford. Meeting Radford became a turning point in her career, as he cast her as Janie in his movie, Another Time, Another Place. The 1983 drama film propelled her into mainstream fame earning her several awards, including a Gold Award for Best Actress at the Taormina Film Festival, Evening Standard Award and a BAFTA for the Most Outstanding Newcomer to Film. Before garnering stardom as Mrs. Hughes in Downton Abbey, she was known for her role as Lady Jane Felsham in British comedy-drama series, Lovejoy, from 1986 to 1993. Logan’s big-screen credits include Secrets & Lies (1996) and Shooting Fish (1997). The 62-year-old will reprise her role in the Downton movie and is also set to appear in an upcoming comedy-drama film, Misbehaviour. As of today, her net worth is estimated to be around $5 million.
10. Robert James-Collier
This British actor and model was born in Salford, Manchester in 1976. He earned a degree in Business from the University of Huddersfield and also graduated in Marketing from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. Before trying his luck in the TV series, Down to Earth, he may not have thought that he would be a successful actor. His role as Liam Connor in Coronation Street from 2006 to 2008 led him to unprecedented success. Later, starring as Thomas Barrow in Downton Abbey, he took home three Screen Actors Guild Awards out of five nominations. He will return in the upcoming Downton movie scheduled for release in 2019. The 42 years old actor has garnered a net worth of $2 million.