A list of major and supporting characters on ''Series/DowntonAbbey''. There will be '''spoilers'''. Only spoilers for '''Series 5''' are covered. Please also note that, for clarity, the servants are listed according to the series in which they debuted, and the role they held when first introduced. Their career progress is described under the RankUp trope on their individual character entries.
* [[Characters/DowntonAbbeyTheCrawleyFamily The Crawley Family]] [[note]]Listings for members of the Crawley, [=MacClare=] and Levinson branches of the family[[/note]]
* [[Characters/DowntonAbbeyTheServants The Servants]] [[note]]Listed according to the series in which they debuted[[/note]]
* [[Characters/DowntonAbbeyRecurringAndGuestCharacters Recurring and Guest Characters]] [[note]]Also listed according to the series in which they debuted[[/note]]