Downton Abbey With American Accents Is Very Weird—Michelle Dockery Is a Valley Girl?

Stephen Colbert tasked the actors with doing a scene as Americans

By Chris Harnick Dec 10, 2015 3:54 PMTags

Please, never remake Downton Abbey with Americans. The cast (Michelle Dockery, Allen Leech and Hugh Bonneville) stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to promote the upcoming sixth and final season of the crossover British hit period drama and host Stephen Colbert tasked them with performing an actual Downton Abbey scene, but with American accents. The results: Tim Gunn, Liam Neeson and a valley girl discussing how to run Downton. It's very the best way possible.

Leech must really be a fan of Project Runway. Colbert is right: their real accents are quite alluring.


Downton Abbey season six already aired in the U.K., but begins here on PBS on Sunday, Jan. 3. The final episode, which is scheduled to air in the U.K. on Christmas day, will air in the US on Sunday, March 6. You have plenty of time to get your tissues ready before then.

Downton Abbey premieres Sunday, Jan. 3, on PBS. Check your local listings for time.

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