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Downton Abbey Stars Join Charity Fundraiser

13th June 2014

Downton Abbey stars Jim Carter, Lesley Nicol, Rob James-Collier, and Phyllis Logan helped raise thousands of dollars for a cancer-detection charity at a special auction on Thursday (12Jun14).The actors are supporters of U.K. charity Medical...

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Downton Abbey Hits Record Ratings Upon Us Series 4 Premiere

By Lauren James | 8th January 2014

Downton Abbey's fourth season premiere in the USA attracted a magnificent 10.2 million viewers, proving the British period drama is as popular as ever across the Atlantic, despite falling viewing figures in the UK. Sunday's...

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Jim Carter Wants To Curb Winter Fuel Payments

2nd December 2013

Downton Abbey star Jim Carter is calling on British politicians to end winter fuel welfare payments to wealthy elderly residents.The British government currently allows all pensioners a tax-free allowance of up to $450 (£300) to...

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Jim Carter Stars As Santa In Greenpeace's Christmas Campaign

2nd December 2013

Downton Abbey star Jim Carter is fronting a Greenpeace campaign ahead of the Christmas holidays by playing a dishevelled Santa Claus struggling to cope with climate change and oil drilling.The Brit, who plays butler Carson...

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Emma Thompson And Jim Carter Join Forces To Save Neighbourhood Trees

13th November 2013

British stars Emma Thompson and Jim Carter are among the locals fighting plans to chop down 35 trees to make way for a railway station in their London neighbourhood.The pair is backing a campaign to...

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'Downton Abbey' Green-lit For Fifth Season

By Joe Wilde | 11th November 2013

Downton Abbey came to a close in the UK last night (10 Nov.) on ITV and even though it won't air in the US (on PBS) until January, producers of the show and bosses at...

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Jim Carter Joins Cycle Festival

21st August 2013

British actor Jim Carter is promoting healthy living by cycling 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometres) across England.The Downton Abbey star will be joining other keen riders to cycle from Cambridgeshire to Bedford later this month (Aug13)...

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Gary Carr Joining The Downton Abbey Cast As The Show's First Black Character

By Victoria Pavlova | 1st May 2013

Downton Abbey is going to get a whole lot more complicated and interesting, with the addition of a host of cast members, including Gary Carr. Carr will play the period drama’s first black character, the...

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Downton Abbey's Jim Carter Demands Action Over Deaf Services Cuts

11th February 2013

Downton Abbey star Jim Carter is backing a campaign to curb government funding cuts for deaf children in the U.K.The actor, who plays Carson the butler in the period drama, speaks out against cutbacks to...

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The Things They Say: 3441253

10th January 2013

"It's ridiculous. I've started a trend. I hope I get a cut of their wages. I gather it's gone through the roof and butler schools are springing up all over the place." Downton Abbey star...

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The Things They Say: 3440572

9th January 2013

"I got recognised in Cambodia in a temple... by a Chinese lady. She said, 'Mr. Carson!' It was very bizarre." Actor Jim Carter on the international appeal of hit period drama Downton Abbey.

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The Things They Say 25906

8th August 2012

"I had a big crush on Shirley - what a babe! She was very flirty... I loved it. My wife was jealous." Downton Abbey butler Jim Carter loved working with new castmate Shirley MAClaine.

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Jim Carter Teaches Downton Crew Circus Skills

6th August 2012

British star Jim Carter keeps the crew working on Downton Abbey entertained between filming by teaching them circus tricks.The 63 year old was a tightrope worker in his youth but gave up his trade to...

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Downton Abbey Flying The Flag For Britain In 2012 Emmy Nominations

19th July 2012

The producers of Downton Abbey will be celebrating today, with the announcement of this year's Emmy awards nominations. The British costume drama has emerged with no fewer than 16 nominations, making it one of the...

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Imelda Staunton Glad For Slow Career

6th May 2011

Imelda Staunton is glad she gained success at an older age because it means she could build her life in England.The 55-year-old actress - who was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in...

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