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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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The Things They Say: 4180680

5th May 2014

"I was in a Barnes and Noble (bookstore) in New York City and noticed a woman following me. She finally approached me and begged, 'Please let Edith be happy!'. In those moment's it's like, what...

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The Things They Say: 4179849

5th May 2014

"I quite enjoyed Julia Roberts telling me she was a fan. She kissed me! It was the high point of my career." Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes was completely chuffed when the Oscar-winning actress told...

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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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Laura Carmichael: Lady Edith Is Carrie Bradshaw

17th February 2014

'Downton Abbey's' Laura Carmichael thinks her character is the Carrie Bradshaw of the 1920s. The actress, who plays Lady Edith Crawley in the period drama, imagines her to be like Sarah Jessica Parker's 'Sex And...

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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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Angelica Huston Eyes Downton Abbey Role

12th November 2013

Actress Angelica Huston has appealed to Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes to offer her a part on the hit British period drama after confessing she is a big fan.The Witches star admits she would jump...

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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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Julian Fellowes Needed Bodyguards After Downton Death

24th October 2013

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes enlisted the protection of bodyguards over fears he would be accosted by fans of the period drama after he killed off Dan Stevens' beloved character.Viewers were left outraged when the...

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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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Julian Fellowes Defends Downton Abbey Storyline

9th October 2013

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes has defended his decision to include a shocking rape storyline which prompted a backlash from viewers.In Sunday's (06Oct13) episode of the quaint period drama, fans were left aghast when lady's...

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Hailee Steinfeld Believes In Love

8th October 2013

Hailee Steinfeld believes in love at first sight.The 'Romeo & Juliet' actress has revealed she is a true romantic at heart.The 16-year-old Oscar-nominee told People magazine: ''It's easy to see someone and think they're a...

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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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Julian Fellowes Outrages Critics By Rewriting William Shakespeare

2nd September 2013

Oscar-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes has been criticised for altering the words of William Shakespeare.The creator of hit British drama Downton Abbey came under fire when he was accused of rewriting lines in his adaptation of...

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Sarah Ferguson Wants Julian Fellowes For Movie Sequel

8th July 2013

Former British royal Sarah Ferguson hopes to persuade Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes to sign on to pen the script for a sequel to The Young Victoria.The Duchess of York, who was previously married to...

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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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Shirley Maclaine's Secret Crush On Downton Abbey Co-star

22nd April 2013

Director Julian Fellowes played the role of matchmaker on the set of Downton Abbey by arranging a date for Hollywood veteran Shirley Maclaine and her co-star Brendan Coyle.The Oscar-winning actress, 78, appeared as a guest...

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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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Richard Griffiths Is Laid To Rest

10th April 2013

Daniel Radcliffe was one of 300 mourners to mourn Richard Griffiths at his funeral yesterday (09.04.13).The 'Harry Potter' actor wept for his co-star, who played his cruel uncle Vernon Dursley in the wizard franchise, as...

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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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Julian Fellowes To Produce Atlantis: Revelation

9th April 2013

Julian Fellowes will produce 'Atlantis: Revelation'.The 'Downton Abbey' creator will oversee the ambitious project which will adapt Marcus Blake's upcoming novel exploring the mythical lost city of Atlantis, according to Deadline.The film - which is...

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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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