The actress previously stated her character would be too old to take part in a big screen version of the period drama.
Dame Maggie Smith has reportedly signed on to take part in the heavily rumoured ‘Downton Abbey’ film. While a movie version of the series has not yet been confirmed, Smith’s fellow cast member Michael Fox has said that the veteran actress will be taking part in a big screen adaptation.
Is ‘Downton Abbey’ the movie, really happening?
Speaking to MailOnline Fox, who played Andy Parker, said that Smith’s involvement was crucial to the film. “She elevates it to something else, because she is such a legend and a national treasure,” he said.
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Once upon a time, a handsome, intelligent man fell in love with an equally clever and intelligent woman, the couple married and lived happily ever after. Ruth Williams and Seretse Khama met in Britain in 1947, he was a young man training to be a barrister and she was a clerk working for Lloyds of London.
The pair immediately felt an affinity for one another and courted for a year before Seretse and Ruth married. As well as being an interracial couple, Seretse has a lot more to his past than Ruth ever knew. Seretse is a prince of Bechuanaland and lives a hugely important life in a county that feels a whole world away from the comparatively cosmopolitan London.
Though Ruth and Seretse married - much against the advice of all their peers - apartheid in South Africa, the people of Bechuanaland and the British government all played a part in keeping Sertse from his birth right and went to extreme lengths to have the couple extradited from the country.
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Fans are joining #TeamEdith, after the Crawley sister was once again done out of her happy ending.
Yes there’s still a Christmas special to come, but after six series on ITV, ‘Downton Abbey’ ended its run last night, with a surprise wedding and a suicide attempt. But while Lady Mary Crawley got what she wanted (as usual), her younger sister Edith was denied her own happy ending, leaving some viewers furious.
After six seasons ‘Downton Abbey’ has ended on ITV.
During the episode unlucky in love Edith had her chances of happiness stolen, when sister Mary ruined her relationship by revealing details of her secret love child to fiancé the Marquess of Hexham, Bertie Pelham. But while Edith faced a lifetime of loneliness, all was okay for Mary, as she wed Henry Talbot.
'Marcella' will be the first English language original written by Swedish auteur Hans Rosenfeldt.
Anna Friel and Laura Carmichael have been revealed as the two stars of a new ITV crime drama, entitled ‘Marcella’, the first English language original series to be written by acclaimed Swedish screenwriter Hans Rosenfeldt.
The eight-part noir thriller will begin shooting in and around London later this month, and is due to hit screens at an undisclosed date in 2016. The female stars will be joined by a supporting cast that includes former soap actors Ian Puleston-Davies (‘Coronation Street’) and Ray Panthaki (‘EastEnders’), plus ‘Fortitude’s Nicholas Pinnock.
Anna Friel will play the lead in 'Marcella', an ITV original crime drama
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Emma Bovary is a young Christian woman from Normandy, France with proper values, whose marriage to the town's doctor she hopes will bring money, high status and unending excitement compared to her miserly life on her father's farm. A handsome and intelligent fellow, it seems Emma couldn't wish for a better husband, though as time progresses his frequent coldness towards her and lack of ambition starts to weigh heavy on her heart. On one of her rare social occasions, she and Charles attend a dinner party hosted by Monsieur Homais, and it's there she meets a handsome young man named Leon Dupuis. Dupuis presents gifts and the romantic exhilaration she so craves, but she is trapped by the conventions of respectable marriage. Meanwhile, her taste for the finer things in life have thrust her into huge debt and now she has serious worries about her future.
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Rebel Wilson posed alongside Crystal the Monkey on the red carpet at the New York premiere of 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb'. Crystal, who plays Dexter in the movie, appeared to have a rather firm grip on Wilson's perfectly preened hair, though no damaged was caused when the pair parted ways.
The tiny blunder didn't go unnoticed by Downton fans.
We’re preeetty sure they didn’t have plastic bottles back in the 1920s, but a recent Downton Abbey promo shot would beg to differ. With Downton’s third season premiere coming up in September in the UK and January in the US a new promotional photo was released on instagram, featuring, among other things a plastic bottle in the background.
Michelle Dockery and Allen Leech, featuring no plastic bottles.
This left some fans amused and many more questioning the historical accuracy of the Crawleys’ drawing room. While the humble plastic bottle first came into commercial use in 1047 (still a few decades after the events of Downton’s fifth season), it didn’t come into wider use until the 1960s.
We saw interracial relations and out of wedlock pregnancies this week; pretty darn scandalous for the 1920's!
Downton Abbey is moving through the years with gusto, and already we're seeing some of the effects of time play havoc with the lives of some of the landed gentry trying to keep up with the break neck pace of the Roarin' Twenties. In the latest episode there were taboos of yesteryear broken at every turn. We look back at episode six of the current (fourth) season and try and keep up with the changing face of the 20th century along with the cast. The rest of this article contains spoilers.
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One thing that did become clear early on in the episode was that, with the season hitting the half way mark, plot devices were being shoved in here there and everywhere to gear up the season for its final episode, which will air around Christmas time. The first little glimpse of the season closer came when the Earl of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville) received a letter from Uncle Harold in America, stating that he had gotten himself into “a proper fix” over oil leases. The letter will make Paul Giamatti's entrance into the series at Christmas just that little less surprising now, but chances are you've already heard about his special guest spot by now anyway.
Continue reading: 'Downton Abbey' Recap: Season Four, Episode Six
Director Sir Peter Hall has apologised to Downton Abbey actress Laura Carmichael after he fell asleep during a West End performance of Uncle Vanya before mumbling during the play's final scene. Reports over the weekend suggested Sir Peter had been "heckling" Carmichael during her West End debut, though the legendary theatre director says he was merely disorientated after falling asleep. Is that worse? That might be worse.
Nevertheless, the whole thing is pretty comical and Hall said he had "enjoyed the evening, and the performance," though added, "Being rather aged I dropped off for a moment and on being woken by my wife I was briefly disorientated," reports BBC News. Carmichael, who plays Lady Edith Crawley in Downton Abbey, was making her appearance in London's West End in a new version of Chekhov's classic play at the Vaudeville Theatre. A report by The Telegraph over the weekend suggested Sir Peter had heckled, "It doesn't work and you don't work. It is not good enough. I could be at home watching television," which is a fairly specific accusation, though reportedly not true.
Others had enjoyed the performance, with The Guardian's Michael Billington giving it three stars and describing the play as "solidly capable rather than genuinely inspiring."
In the 1970's, former spy George Smiley (who is in forced retirement), is called in to investigate the news that there is a Soviet mole of high-ranking within 'the Circus' - the in-house name for MI6 - who has been there for years making him one of George's former colleagues. George manages to narrow his search down to four men, all colleagues of his. His rivalries and friendships with each of the suspects will make it difficult for George to locate the mole who is eroding at the centre of the British government.
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Once upon a time, a handsome, intelligent man fell in love with an equally clever...
Emma Bovary is a young Christian woman from Normandy, France with proper values, whose marriage...