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Julian Fellowes: Downton Abbey Movie Was A Logistical Nightmare

Julian Fellowes says it was a ''logistical nightmare'' getting the cast together for the 'Downton Abbey' movie.The film sequel to the ITV period drama has seen fan favourites including Lady Mary Talbot (Michelle Dockery), Robert...

Hugh Bonneville Is 'Amazingly Impressed' By Dame Maggie Smith

Hugh Bonneville is ''amazingly impressed'' by Dame Maggie Smith.The 55-year-old actor starred with the iconic actress in the popular historical drama series 'Downton Abbey' - which ran from 2010 to 2015 - and after returning...

Downton Abbey Writer Julian Fellowes Tried To 'Cram In' So Many Characters

Julian Fellowes ''crammed in as many characters'' as possible for 'Downton Abbey'.The 70-year-old screenwriter has penned the script for the big screen adaptation of the ITV period drama - which he created and helmed for...

Hugh Bonneville Loved Reuniting With Downton Abbey Castmates

Hugh Bonneville says reuniting with his 'Downton Abbey' castmates was the best part of returning for the movie.The 55-year-old actor has reprised his role as Robert Crawley, 7th Earl of Grantham in the big screen...

Lesley Nicol Promises Downton Abbey Movie Is 'Very Dramatic'

Lesley Nicol has teased the 'Downton Abbey' movie is ''very dramatic''.The 66-year-old actress - who played Mrs Patmore in the original series and will reprise her role in the upcoming movie version, has promised fans...

Hugh Bonneville Praises Royal Family

Hugh Bonneville has praised the British royal family. The 55-year-old actor believes Queen Elizabeth and her family bring ''cohesion'' to the country and he is impressed with the new generation of royals, including Prince William...

Hugh Bonneville Says Dame Maggie Smith Has Best Lines In Downton Abbey Movie

Hugh Bonneville insists Dame Maggie Smith has all the best lines in the 'Downton Abbey' movie.The 55-year-old actor reprises his role as Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham, in the big screen adaptation of the television...

Hugh Bonneville Teases Possibility Of Downton Abbey Franchise

Hugh Bonneville has teased the possibility of more 'Downton Abbey' movies.The 55-year-old actor - who reprises his role as Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham - has admitted that if the upcoming big screen version of...

Maggie Smith Was Final Downton Abbey Star To Sign Up For Movie

Dame Maggie Smith was the final 'Downton Abbey' star to sign up for the movie. Gareth Neame, the film's executive producer, has revealed the 84-year-old actress - who portrays Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of...

Sue Johnston Was Cut From Downton Abbey Movie

Sue Johnston has revealed she has been cut from the 'Downton Abbey' movie. The 75-year-old actress played Gladys Denker in the hugely popular period drama series - the lady's maid to Dame Maggie Smith's Violet...

Elizabeth Mcgovern: Downton Abbey Film Is 'For Fans'

Elizabeth McGovern says the 'Downton Abbey' movie is ''for the fans''. The 57-year-old actress - who plays Lady Cora Crawley - says that the highly-anticipated big screen adaptation of the hit ITV series is for...

Julian Fellowes Says Downton Abbey 2 Film Is A Possibility

Julian Fellowes says a sequel to the 'Downton Abbey' film is a ''definite possibility''. The creator of the hit period drama TV series has revealed that as he hasn't ''killed off half the cast'' in...

Downton Abbey 2 In The Offing?

A second 'Downton Abbey' film could be made if the first film proves successful. Universal Pictures, Focus Features and Carnival Film & Television bosses are set to watch the latest cut of the hotly-anticipated movie,...

Joanne Froggatt: Downton Abbey Film Gives Fans What They Want

Joanne Froggatt says the 'Downton Abbey' movie will be ''everything fans want''.The 38-year-old actress played lady's maid Anna Bates in the TV period drama, which ended after six years in 2015, and she is to...

Ed Speleers Won't Be In Downton Film

Ed Speleers ''didn't get the call'' to be involved in the 'Downton Abbey' movie.The 30-year-old actor appeared as Jimmy Kent in the period drama but left after the 2014 Christmas special when his footman alter...

Michelle Dockery Is A Secret Dj

Michelle Dockery is a DJ. The 'Downton Abbey' actress may have made a name for herself playing Lady Mary Crawley in the hit period drama, but acting isn't her only talent as she willingly jumped...

Downton Abbey Movie To Be Released Next Year

The 'Downton Abbey' movie is set to be released in September 2019.The hugely popular British period drama - which ran from 2010 to 2015 and starred the likes of Hugh Bonneville and Dame Maggie Smith...

Imelda Staunton Joins Downton Abbey Movie Cast

Imelda Staunton has joined the cast of the 'Downton Abbey' movie. The 'Harry Potter' actress will appear alongside her husband Jim Carter - who plays butler Charles Carson in the popular TV series - in...

Hugh Bonneville Has Lost His Faith In Christianity

Hugh Bonneville has lost his ''faith'' in Christianity.The 'Downton Abbey' star has a degree in theology from Cambridge University and enjoyed learning about religion at the Church of England school he attended as a child,...

Jim Broadbent Would Love To Make Paddington 3

Jim Broadbent would jump at the opportunity to make 'Paddington 3'.The 68-year-old actor has starred as Mr. Gruber - the antique shop owner and a friend to the marmalade munching Peruvian bear - in two...

Rebecca Ferguson In Talks For Roald Dahl Biopic

Rebecca Ferguson is in talks to star in the Roald Dahl biopic.The 34-year-old actress is reportedly in negotiations to star as actress Patricia Neal alongside 'Downton Abbey' star Hugh Bonneville as the children's author in...

Hugh Bonneville Hated Pub Work

Hugh Bonneville found working in a pub ''really bleak''.The 'Downton Abbey' star took a job in a bar to fund a planned trip travelling across Africa to India but hated the experience so much, he...

Downton Abbey Movie 'Is In The Works'

A 'Downton Abbey' movie is reportedly in the works.Writer Julian Fellowes - who created the hit TV series - is reuniting with producers Carnival Films to work on the much-discussed movie, with filming set to...

Hugh Bonneville To Play Roald Dahl In New Biopic

Hugh Bonneville is set to star as Roald Dahl in an untitled biopic.The 'Downton Abbey' actor will portray the children's author, who created unforgettable novels including 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and 'The BFG', in...

Hugh Bonneville Sees Viceroy's House As Relevant Today

After notable appearances in Notting Hill (1999) and Iris (2001), Hugh Bonneville found global stardom as the Earl of Grantham in Downton Abbey. And he remains in period mode for the new film Viceroy's House,...

Hugh Bonneville's Ice Skating Dream

Hugh Bonneville wants to ''fulfil his ice-skating potential''.The 'Downton Abbey' actor admits ageing is taking its toll on his body and he is no longer able to dance and move the way he used to.He...

David Walliams Is Reduced To Tears Writing His Books

David Walliams found writing children's books left him feeling ''lonely'' and tearful.The 45-year-old actor, who released his debut novel 'The Boy in the Dress' in 2008, has admitted the creative process left him crying because...

Julian Fellowes Finishes Downton Abbey Script

Julian Fellowes has finished the script for the 'Downton Abbey' movie.Joanne Froggatt - who portrayed Anna Smith in the period drama for five years - has revealed the creator has penned the script for the...

Hugh Grant And Brendan Gleeson Added To Paddington 2 Cast

Production has begun on the follow up to the popular 2014 film, with original cast members Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Madeleine Harris and Samuel Joslin all returning for another...

Hugh Grant To Play Vain, Washed-up Actor In 'Paddington' Sequel

Hugh Grant has joined the cast of sequel Paddington 2, playing a vain, past-his-prime actor, who becomes a neighbour of the beloved bear.Grant will be joined by fellow new cast addition Brendan Gleeson, who’ll play...

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