Latest Julian Fellowes News


Not So Fast! Your Favorite "Downton" Characters Are Never Safe, Says Creator Julian Fellowes

By Victoria Pavlova | 26th June 2014

Downton Abbey fans can breathe a sigh of relief, as the show’s creators have announced that there will be no major character deaths to boost ratings in season 5. Downton viewers cringed at the shocking...

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Richard E. Grant Is A Historian On Downton, And Has His Own Perfume

By Jack de Aguilar | 26th February 2014

Not only is he to star in a nation’s favorite period drama, but Richard E. Grant will have everyone smelling just how he wants them, too.News that Grant was cast in Downton Abbey came earlier...

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'Downton Abbey' Ratings Healthy In Us: Is It Really All About To End?

By Lauren James | 3rd February 2014

Downton Abbey is on a high in the USA: the British period drama is charming scores more viewers than ever before for a fourth season, hitting new records for its stateside performance. American viewers are...

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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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Julian Fellowes Admits That 'Downton Abbey' Could End Next Season

By Joe Wilde | 5th January 2014

Downton Abbey is by far one of the most successful TV series on the small screen today, drawing in huge, devoted viewer figures week in week out on both sides of the Atlantic. However all...

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Downton's Back, Alright! Downton Abbey Returns To Us Screens

By Joe Wilde | 3rd January 2014

Downton Abbey will return to PBS for a fourth season this Sunday, 5 January, and anticipation for the quintessentially English period drama couldn't be higher in the United States. The early 20th century-set story of...

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Downton Abbey Behemoth Trudges On With Fifth Season Confirmation

By Michael West | 12th November 2013

Downton Abbey has unsurprisingly been renewed for a fifth series by ITV following its season four finale on Sunday evening (November 10, 2013).Tom Branson, Played By Allen Leech."We promise all the usual highs and lows,...

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Downton Abbey Season 5 Confirmed Despite Season 4'S Failings

By Jack de Aguilar | 11th November 2013

Series 4 may have been the most controversial and criticised in the show’s back catalogue, but Downton Abbey’s strong viewing figures secured the period drama’s 5th season.Julian Fellowes will write another series of Downton.The new...

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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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'Downton Abbey' Recap: Season Four, Episode Six

By Joe Wilde | 28th October 2013

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...

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'Romeo And Juliet' Released: Worth The Reboot?

By Lauren James | 11th October 2013

The news that there was a planned new Romeo and Juliet movie was initially akin to learning that there was a new Dracula in the works, sparking cries of "Another one?", "Again?" Rightly so; Baz...

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Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt Defends Controversial Rape Storyline

By Lauren James | 8th October 2013

Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom received "a number of complaints" after Sunday's episode of historical period drama Downton Abbey offended many of its viewers with a brutal rape scene.Joanne Froggatt, AKA Anna Bates, Has Defended Downton's Rape...

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Is Julian Fellowes Really Pondering A Role For P Diddy In Downton?

By Jack de Aguilar | 28th June 2013

When the news broke that P-Diddy was going to appear in Downton Abbey, only for it to be revealed as a joke, fans of the series will have breathed a sigh of relief: this is...

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Downton Abbey Will Return To Pbs In January 2014

By Joe Wilde | 14th May 2013

After the surprise ending of series three, many were left wondering whether or not the hugely successful period drama Downton Abbey would be come back at all, but there's good news to all you Downton...

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Downton Abbey Casts First Black Character, Has It Taken Too Long?

By Michael West | 1st May 2013

Actor Gary Carr has been cast as the first black character on ITV's hugely popular series Downton Abbey. Exectuive producer Gareth Naeme said on Wednesday that the British actor would play Jack Ross, a jazz...

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New Trailer Revealed For 'Romeo And Juliet', Starring Douglas Booth (Trailer & Pictures)

By Contributor | 15th April 2013

Douglas Both as Romeo and Hailee Steinfeld as Juliet in Romeo And JulietIt’s been a while since anyone’s attempted to pull off a film adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic doomed love story Romeo & Juliet. We...

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Bafta Rightly Snubs Downton Abbey In Favour Of Accused, The Girl, Last Tango

By Michael West | 9th April 2013

This year's BAFTA nominations is a pretty well rounded list, favouring Jimmy McGovern's superb 'Accused' series, the Sienna Miller starring 'The Girl' and 'Last Tango In Halifax,' a drama about elderly sweethearts reuniting through the...

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Wanted: Black Actor And Drunk Man For Downton Abbey Season Four

By Michael West | 26th February 2013

Award winning ITV drama Downton Abbey is to introduce its first black character as part of a storyline about race relations in the 1920's, set to air during series four. Are you an attractive looking...

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Downton Abbey Writer Julian Fellowes Considers Leaving The Show

By Jack de Aguilar | 20th February 2013

Such is the success of Downton Abbey, that its writer, Julian Fellowes is busy with a number of projects. One of these – Gilded Age – is threatening to end his involvement in Downton, as...

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Julian Fellowes On Gay Story Line And Matthew Crawley's Death In Downton Abbey

By Lorna Greville  | 18th February 2013

Downton Abbey is safe viewing. Entertaining, witty and with great dialogue it's simply a pleasure to sink yourself deep into your sofa and while away an hour of your time in a marginally recent history,...

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Gwyneth Paltrow In Downton Abbey? Maybe Not, But She Should Be

By Lorna Greville  | 25th January 2013

Rumours have abounded lately that Gwyneth Paltrow is set to appear in a cameo role in Downton Abbey. Since starting her family back in 2004, Gwyneth Paltrow has kept away from starring roles, not liking...

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Stuart Varney Ponders The Social And Political Impact Of Downton Abbey In America

By Jack de Aguilar | 22nd January 2013

Julian Fellowes' Downton Abbey enjoyed a fruitful migration to U.S shores, proving to be a great success, which was a surprise considering the British brand of comedy is yet to truly take America by storm....

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Downton Abbey Finally Returning To Us Screens

By Victoria Pavlova | 5th January 2013

The season premiere of the beloved period drama Downton Abbey is about to hit PBS this Sunday. But, with half the season and a Christmas special already broadcast across the pond, impatience among fans...

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Unusual September Setting For Downton Abbey’S Christmas Special

By Hayley Avron | 24th December 2012

As Christmas specials go, the festive treat for Downton Abbey will be an unusual one… because it’s set in September. Rather than skipping to the yuletide period, Julian Fellowes and his team decided that they...

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Festive Tv War - Downton Abbey Christmas Special Beats Call The Midwife

By Hayley Avron | 6th December 2012

In the battle of the Christmas specials, BBC have been forced to back down and move their 75 minute episode of Call the Midwife, to make way for a 2 hour episode of the Julian...

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Can Julian Fellowes Recreate Downton Success

By Hayley Avron | 28th November 2012

Could Julian Fellowes recreate the success of Downton Abbey in a new series, set over the pond in America? Well, we will soon find out the answer to that question, apparently, as The New York...

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Downton's Julian Fellowes Working On 'The Gilded Age' With Nbc

By Lorna Greville  | 27th November 2012

We all know that Julian Fellowes is very good at British period dramas. He wrote the screen play for the enormously successful Gosford Park, but more recently and more notably he is the creator of...

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Downton Abbey’S Brendan Coyle: I Know Exactly When Show Will End

By Hayley Avron | 16th October 2012

Downton Abbey’s Brendan Coyle has told Radio Times that the stars of the show know exactly when it’s going to end. So, if you were hoping that Downton Abbey would somehow evolve into a soap...

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Julian Fellowes To Pen ‘Downton Abbey’ Prequel?

By Michael West | 28th September 2012

Julian Fellowes wishes to write a prequel on the main characters in his hit ITV1 show ‘Downton Abbey’ after the last series is aired. The Oscar winning screenwriter, who also wrote the recent ‘Titanic’...

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Brits Abroad: Damian Lewis And Maggie Smith Win Big At Emmy Awards 2012

By Michael West | 25th September 2012

British actor Damian Lewis and screen veteran Maggie Smith were among the winners at the Emmy Awards 2012 in Los Angeles on Sunday evening (September 23, 2012). Lewis – who plays an American soldier in...

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