Revival of the iconic '70s series. Life in a London townhouse in the late 1930s, where the fates of the servants 'downstairs' and their masters 'upstairs' are intimately linked.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Upstairs Downstairs - List of Upstairs, Downstairs (1971 TV series) characters - Netflix
This is an alphabetical list of characters from the ITV drama series Upstairs, Downstairs, which aired from 1971 to 1975.
Upstairs Downstairs - Richard Bellamy - Netflix
Portrayed by David Langton, Richard Pemberton Bellamy, Viscount Bellamy of Haversham (1853–before 1936), was the youngest son of the parson of Burnham Trenton in Norfolk, Charles Bellamy, and his wife Hannah. As a young man he won a scholarship to Cambridge University, where he excelled. In 1880, he married the wealthy Lady Marjorie Talbot-Carey and became a Conservative MP. They had two children, James and Elizabeth. Richard has an older brother named Arthur (John Nettleton), who bullied Richard as a child. In 1909 Arthur visits Richard, the two have a falling out and they never speak to each other again. Following Lady Marjorie's death, he marries Virginia Hamilton, a war widow, in 1919. By this time he has become a junior minister (Civil Lord of the Admiralty in the Balfour ministry, and he is later created Viscount Bellamy of Haversham and a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George. He also has a brief, steamy affair with a Vienna-born French Countess de Ternay, which ends on wistfully friendly terms when they both realize neither has the wealth that their public appearances imply. In the 2010 revival of Upstairs, Downstairs, Rose Buck refers to her late Master, Lord Richard Bellamy of Haversham, with the implication that Richard had died sometime between 1930 and 1936; Rose later claims that “The Bellamys”, meaning Richard and Virginia, gave Rose a teapot for all of her hard work when she left their service sometime between 1930 and 1936.