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Downton Abbey memeeight characters [1/8]

Evelyn Napier

I am not a vain man, I do not consider myself a very interesting person. But I feel it’s important my future wife should think me so.

I’d marry you, Evelyn. Yep.

Shove over, my dear, you’re taken. TAKE ME INSTEAD, EVELYN. :D

Ever since the first scene in which he appeared, I’ve liked Evelyn Napier more than Matthew Crawley. It has nothing to do with their appearances or professions; it’s about their characters. Evelyn’s honesty and earnestness is far more appealing to me than Matthew’s reserve and hesitation. I cannot picture Evelyn continuing any relationship, let alone an engagement, for months and months with one woman while he was clearly in love with another. I cannot picture Evelyn ever being horrified by Mary’s night (hour? twenty minutes?) with Pamuk, as pre-war Matthew would have been had he found out. Matthew & Mary make an excellent couple and I think that the resolution of their relationship’s conflicts with a forthcoming marriage works…but I am deeply annoyed that Fellowes created this wonderful friend and gentleman in the form of Evelyn and then failed to mention him again after Season One. That’s over six years in Downton time Fellowes! What happened to Evelyn Napier?

(Source: jollywithyourhair, via misscrawfords)

Filed under Evelyn Napier Most underappreciated Downton character. Downton Abbey Matthew Crawley Mary Crawley Kemal Pamuk

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anactofwhimsy:

just stopping by to say that i think this is a pretty accurate family portrait 

I can’t even notice anyone else because DisneyPrincess!Cora.

Looking at this again, I love Robert’s face. It’s sort of all… chummy, somehow. Hilarious.

I think Mary & Edith’s expressions are more what I would have expected from all of the Crawleys. This isn’t an ‘Oh lovely, I am so pleased!’ moment…Matthew’s suddenly stood up after a debilitating injury. This is an ‘Oh, I am shocked and this is great, but I cannot believe that everything is changing again’ moment. Even Lavinia, who on that day had more reason to be overjoyed than anyone, looked surprised before she smiled when Matthew first stood up.

silvestria:

mrstater:

anactofwhimsy:

just stopping by to say that i think this is a pretty accurate family portrait 

I can’t even notice anyone else because DisneyPrincess!Cora.

Looking at this again, I love Robert’s face. It’s sort of all… chummy, somehow. Hilarious.

I think Mary & Edith’s expressions are more what I would have expected from all of the Crawleys. This isn’t an ‘Oh lovely, I am so pleased!’ moment…Matthew’s suddenly stood up after a debilitating injury. This is an ‘Oh, I am shocked and this is great, but I cannot believe that everything is changing again’ moment. Even Lavinia, who on that day had more reason to be overjoyed than anyone, looked surprised before she smiled when Matthew first stood up.

(via misscrawfords)

Filed under Downton Abbey Downton Robert Crawley Sybil Crawley Edith Crawley Cora Crawley Mary Crawley Matthew Crawley Lavinia Swire The Crawleys

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orangeshipper:

Matthew’s hair is frankly magnificent in this picture. In fact, let’s face it, he looks magnificent in general.Yeah, he’s going to make a fine Earl…

What I like about this is that none of them are smiling and they’re very stylistically posed. It makes it look like a very authentic family portrait. (Though I therefore wish Edith and Sybil were included as well.)

If this were edited into black & white, then it would be indistinguishable from early C20th photographs to someone who did not watch Downton Abbey or recognize the actors.

silvestria:

orangeshipper:

Matthew’s hair is frankly magnificent in this picture. In fact, let’s face it, he looks magnificent in general.Yeah, he’s going to make a fine Earl…

What I like about this is that none of them are smiling and they’re very stylistically posed. It makes it look like a very authentic family portrait. (Though I therefore wish Edith and Sybil were included as well.)

If this were edited into black & white, then it would be indistinguishable from early C20th photographs to someone who did not watch Downton Abbey or recognize the actors.

(Source: florencecarterwood, via misscrawfords)

Filed under Downton Abbey Mary Crawley Cora Crawley Robert Crawley Violet Crawley Matthew Crawley The Crawleys Downton Crawley Family Portrait black & white photos