See All the pics from the Downton Abbey BAFTA special...
Last night the cast and crew of Downton Abbey gathered at the Richmond Theatre in London for a special BAFTA awards ceremony which honoured the award-winning drama for its outstanding success worldwide.
Hosted by Jonathan Ross, the evening was a glittering affair attended by all the leading characters, including Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter and Penelope Wilton.
The prestigious award was presented to on stage by actress Julie Walters, who looked absolutely stunning on the red carpet.
The tribute event which is being shown on ITV later this year, was filmed as part of a ‘BAFTA Celebrates Downton Abbey’ one-off programme.
The cast who looked every bit as glamourous as their on screen ulta-ego’s were no doubt pleased to take a break from filiming series 6. The last ever episode of the drama is due to be aired on Christmas Day, however, writer Julian Fellowes hinted that he’s considering making a Downton Abbey film. So don’t wave goodbye to the Crawleys just yet…
Michelle Dockery who plays Lady Mary in the show, stood out from the crowd in an elegant monochrome column dress.
Zac and Oliver Barker who are actually triplets along with a sister – take turns to play Lady Mary’s son Master George Crawley in the drama.
Maggie Smith who plays quick tongued Violet Crawley, was in great spirits as she arrived on the red carpet.
Actress Elizabeth McGovern kept her character, Cora Crawley’s signature pin curl hairstyle for the event but flaunted her envious pins in a modern ruffle-trimmed dress.
Irish actor Allen Leech, who plays widower Tom Branson, arrived carrying his on-screen daughter Fifi Hart.
Laura Carmichael walked the red carpet with young twins who take turns to play her daugther Marigold.
Julie Walters presented the special award at the one-off Bafta show.
Cara Theobald looked a million miles from her kitchen maid character, Ivy Stuart in this elegant emsemble.