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Downton Abbey Makes Amusing Mistake In New Promotional Images

By Hannah Woodhead | 15th August 2014

The picture, which depicts Lord Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville) and daughter Edith (Laura Carmichael) standing in one of their impressive stately rooms, features an unexpected decoation on the mantelpiece; a very modern plastic water bottle....

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'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Looks Fantastically Watchable [Trailer + Pictures]

By Michael West | 11th August 2014

Forget The Avengers, The Hunger Games and The Hobbit, for it was The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel that ruled supreme as the true box-office success story of 2012. Fox were never expecting much when producers...

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Everything We Know So Far About ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5

By Stephanie Chase | 23rd July 2014

Everyone’s favourite period drama of manners, ‘Downton Abbey’ is heading back to our screens for a fifth season. If you’re in the UK the wait isn't too long with the season premiere set for this...

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Angelina Jolie, Daniel Day Lewis & Dame Maggie Smith Receive Queen's Birthday Honours

By Elinor Cosgrave | 15th June 2014

The Queen's Birthday Honours List consists of 1149 people including Angelina Jolie and Daniel Day-Lewis. Day- Lewis has received a knighthood and Jolie has been made an honorary dame. Whilst Maggie Smith has received another...

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Angela Lansbury "Very Proud" To Be Made A Dame

By Lauren James | 15th April 2014

Angela Lansbury has today been bestowed with the honour of being made a dame by Queen Elizabeth in a special ceremony. The 88 year-old actress, who had previously been known as Angela Lansbury CBE, will...

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Lupita Nyong'o, "American Hustle" Dominate Sag Awards 2014

By Victoria Pavlova | 19th January 2014

The Screen Actor Guild Awards are one of the biggest industry events during awards season and the one of the early indicators for Oscar trends. So, when Lupita Nyong’o won the Outstanding Performance by a...

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National Theatre In London Celebrates 50 Years With A Shining Cast And Star-studded Guest List

By Victoria Pavlova | 3rd November 2013

The National Theatre in London celebrated five decades of quality productions yesterday with the aid of some of the brightest and most experienced stars of UK theatre. Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Helen Mirren, Derek Jacobi,...

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Richard Gere Joining Veteran Cast For 'Marigold Hotel' Sequel

By Jack de Aguilar | 31st October 2013

Not only has The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel retained its all-star cast for the sequel, but another behemoth of the big screen has joined ranks. Richard Gere will star alongside Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie...

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'Downton Abbey' Consoles Emmy Loss With 10.5m Tune-in To New Series

By Lauren James | 23rd September 2013

Downton Abbey has finally returned to television for a fourth season meaning Sunday nights are once again sorted for fans of the meaty period drama. The ITV1 show failed to scoop any awards, apart from...

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Paul Giamatti Continues American Invasion Of Downton Abbey With Season Four Appearance

By Joe Wilde | 25th June 2013

Paul Giamatti will become the next American actor to appear in the hugely successful British period drama Downton Abbey, with the American Splendour actor set to appear as a maverick American playboy during the upcoming...

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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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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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Alternate Oscars: Paul Thomas Anderson Wins! Leonardo Di Caprio Wins! Daniel Craig Wins!

By Michael West | 21st February 2013

Imagine for a minute an alternate Academy Awards. An Oscars ceremony that decided against rewarding biopics, inaccurate thrillers and lightweight sort-of-indie flicks mainly directed by David O'Russell. This Sunday (February 24, 2013), a rather predictable...

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Dustin Hoffmans' Directorial Debut, 'Quartet', How Did He Do?

By Lorna Greville  | 25th January 2013

Double Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman has, at the age of 75, finally switched to directing. While many were surprised it had taken him so long, others were distinctly apprehensive about what Hoffman may offer. As...

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Enigmatic Maggie Smith Stays Away From The Golden Globes (Still Wins)

By Michael West | 14th January 2013

British screen icon Dame Maggie Smith did not attend the Golden Globes in Beverly Hills on Sunday (January 13, 2013) though fended off stiff competition to win Best Supporting Actress in a TV drama. Dame...

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A Year Of Surprises? Golden Globes Have No Clear Winner

By Joe Wilde | 13th January 2013

This year's Golden Globes ceremony takes place tonight (Jan 13), and its categories - much like the categories in most of this years awards - look wide open.At the Golden Globes in particular, it looks...

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Tina Fey And Amy Poehler's Golden Globes Drinking Game 2013!

By Michael West | 11th January 2013

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the Golden Globes on Sunday (January 13, 2013) and will no doubt bring a touch of Saturday Night Live to one of Hollywood's glitziest evenings. The close friends decided...

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Quartet Is A 'Labrador' Of A Film: Average Reviews For Dustin Hoffman's Directorial Debut

By Lorna Greville  | 4th January 2013

Very little of the criticism levied at Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut, Quartet, are serious. Largely because it's not a particularly serious film. The whole thing is lighthearted fun, behaving like a bit of a playground...

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Downton Abbey Season Three: Move Over Maggie, Shirley's Back In Town

By Michael West | 4th January 2013

Season three of Downton Abbey premieres on PBS this Sunday (January 6, 2013), with the arrival of silver-screen icon Shirley MacLaine. The Oscar and Golden Globe winning actress plays Martha Levinson in the best-loved period...

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Christmas Television Recap - Watch The Best British Programmes And Films Again!

By Holly Williams | 3rd January 2013

2012 was another brilliant year when it came to Christmas on the box. As well as some seminal family movies, both old and new, December's festive comedy, sci-fi and drama TV brought us much cheer...

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Season 3 Of Downton Abbey Due In USA – But Has Twitter Spoiled It?

By Hayley Avron | 3rd January 2013

Season 3 of Downton Abbey is about to hit PBS in the USA on Sunday and so far, Michelle Obama has managed to keep her sneak-peek at the new series under her hat but the...

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Downton Abbey's Cast Enjoys Golden Globe Nominations

By Lorna Greville  | 14th December 2012

It's not all that rare to find a British television show nominated at the Golden Globes, both The Tudors and Cranford enjoyed their days in the sun in 2008 and 2009, but Americans really do...

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The Golden Globes Nominations, No Surprises For A Great Year Of Film

By Lorna Greville  | 13th December 2012

The Golden Globes are one of the biggest film and television awards in the world. Winning an award from them will almost always top the C.V.s of anyone involved in film. 2012 has been one...

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That Oscars Buzz Just Got Louder – Lincoln Leads Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations

By Hayley Avron | 12th December 2012

In the run-up to the Oscars, the movie industry pays special attention to the smaller awards nominations, for indicators as to what to expect at the big event. So far, it’s looking good for Lincoln,...

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Downton Abbey Series 3 Finale Pulls In Record Viewing Figures

By Jack de Aguilar | 5th November 2012

ITV's flagship period Drama, Dowton Abbey, aired it's season finale last night, and was viewed by a massive 10.7m people, making it easily the highest rated drama of the year, reports The Daily Mail.Sunday night...

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Stand Up To Cancer, Shoot Your Wife For Cancer, Give Money To Cancer

By Lorna Greville  | 18th October 2012

Shoot your wife for cancer? It may seem a bit extreme, but Dawn Porter and her husband Chris O'Dowd from the IT Crowd, are making the ultimate sacrifice in the name of a good cause....

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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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Downton Abbey Premieres In The Us

10th January 2011

'Downton Abbey' has premiered in the US. The television drama - about the running of a huge country mansion in Britain in the early 20th century - which stars Dame Maggie Smith and was created...

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