Friday, 30 September 2011

Downton Abbey - Weatherfield Style

With tongue firmly in cheek, here's a little look at some of the Downton Abbey characters from Coronation Street.  There's more details of the actors who have worked in both Corrie and Downton Abbey here.

The Dowager Countess of Grantham is clearly Corrie's Blanche Hunt in disguise. Head of a family she can no longer control, with an acid tongue and some wonderful cutting comemnts.

Charles Carson the Butler. Decent, straightforward, salt of the earth, just like Jack Duckworth, only Carson doesn't disappear for hours on end down the cellar. Not yet, anyway.

The Earl of Grantham meets the Codger of the Cobbles.  Both of them trying and failing to run a household full of women who've got the measure of them both.

Mrs Isobel Crawley and Mrs Rita Littewood-Fairclough-Sullivan. A woman who Gets Things Done.

Matthew Crawley lets women wrap him around their finger, just like our very own Steve McDonald.
Thomas Barrow, First Footman reminds us of Liam Connor. We can't say exactly why, there's something about the man but we just can't put our finger on what it actually is....

See also:
The Sopranos - Weatherfield Style
Mad Men - Weatherfield Style
The Flintstones - Weatherfield

5 comments:

Adrian said...

Wonderful though Maggie Jones was, I would have LOVED to see Blanche played by Maggie Smith.

Apple Cobbler said...

This is a brilliant post, with some very astute comparions! :D

abbyk said...

@Adrian, maybe we can't have that, but isn't it about time someone from the One O'Clock club paid a visit to Deirdre? Hmmm...

barriet said...

maggie smith reminds me of sheree hewson (maureen holdsworth) for some reason.

Frosty the snowman said...

How about the shrewish Tina as a younger version of unpleasant Mrs O'Brien?

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