Alfred is my favourite character in downton abbey and I'd like to know his age.
Also because I have a downton RP club and the person who plays Alfred wants to know his age as much as i do
He's at least 22. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_Service_Act_1916 <--- The Military Service Act of 1916 states that everyone over 18 is valid to conscript; this means that Alfred has to have been at least 18 in 1916 to be able to fight in the war. And, of course, he was of working age before 1920 as he said he worked in a hotel "after the war". Thus, he's somewhere in his early 20s. About 22 - 24.
To set an age requires specifying the point in DA time, since the series so far (through series 4) spans from April 1912 to mid 1923. Thus, at the end of series 4, and using the same logic, Alfred must be at least 25 when the latest series ended in 1923.
Of course DA plays fast and loose with ages. For example, if Daisy were only 16 at the opening of the series in 1912, she is now at least 27 as of the end of series 4. Would Alfred really be pursuing a woman 3-5 years older than he is?
That's not much of a difference, not even back then; there's 2 years between Cora and Robert after all!
Yea, but Robert is at least 2 years older than Cora, even though Hugh Bonneville is about 2 years younger than Elizabeth McGovern. That would seem to be a minimum as the exact age of Cora is known, but Robert's age is not precisely defined.
Uh, Robert's definitive age is known now.
Where? I see where the series two script says he is "someone of fifty" which I would interpret as fiftyish or in his 50s, not necessarily exactly 50. That would still leave a couple years of wiggle room.
They've expressly stated "Fifty" not "fifty one" or "fifty two" so as far as this wiki's references work, he's 50.
What do you think?