Hugh Bonneville Grateful and 'Amazed' That Downton Abbey Lasted Longer Than One Season

Though the show’s massive international success could hardly have been anticipated, Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville is somehow “amazed” that the award-winning show went beyond its first season – as was everybody else involved.

Downton Abbey Finale Sneak Peek: Will a Shooting Trip Go Horribly Wrong?

Is Downton Abbey Set to End After Season 6?

Is the end dawning for Lady Mary and the Earl of Grantham?

Just as the stars of Downton AbbeyMichelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Joanne Froggatt and the others – prepare to shoot season 6 in the spring, speculation has arisen that this could be the popular series’ last.

George Clooney Seduces Elizabeth McGovern on Downton Abbey (VIDEO)

Can a girl get a better Christmas present than a kiss from George Clooney?

And not just any kiss. If you happen to be the Countess of Grantham, you get to enjoy a Clooney smooch the full length of your left arm from wrist to shoulder.

See George Clooney on the Set of Downton Abbey Alongside Hugh Bonneville's Robert Crawley (PHOTO)

First he gained a British wife, and now George Clooney has joined the aristocracy – well, at Downton Abbey, anyway!

As these on-set pictures prove, Clooney looks every inch the 1930s gentleman, too – complete with slicked-back hair and a wide-lapeled suit.

Downton Abbey Cast Responds to 'Water-Bottle-Gate' in Amusing Photo

The Crawley crew has once again found its way out of a soggy situation.

On Saturday, the Downton Abbey cast issued an appropriately cheeky response to water-bottle-gate, after a historically inaccurate promotional photo went viral on Thursday. The rebound is perfectly in keeping with the family’s ability to finesse an awkward situation with creativity, nobility – and a dash of humor.

Downton Abbey Photo Gaffe Sparks Internet Sensation

Downton Abbey Unveils New Season 5 Teaser (VIDEO)

When last we left the good folks at Downton Abbey, Lady Mary Crawley (Michelle Dockery) had to choose between suitors, one more handsome and wealthy than the other.

Such a dilemma.

So, where is the show going with this?

Thanks to this newly released teaser for season 5, fans of the acclaimed British period drama can get a glimpse of what’s to come – and seemingly without spoilers.

See Behind-the-Scenes Photos from the Upcoming Season of Downton Abbey

When last we left Downton Abbey, the Crawley family was teaming up to rescue the Prince of Wales from a royal scandal, while Paul Giamatti was making his first appearance as Cara’s boorish brother.

VIDEO: The Downton Abbey Cast Gives 10 Reasons to Help the Philippines

The cast of Downton Abbey is offering an opportunity for fans to meet them in London while also helping the people of the Philippines recover from Typhoon Haiyan.