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Coronavirus Could See Dame Maggie Smith Out Of Downton Abbey Sequel

Dame Maggie Smith's role in the 'Downton Abbey' sequel has been put in doubt by the coronavirus pandemic.According to The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column, the 85-year-old actress had held talks about reprising her role as...

Has Dame Maggie Smith Signed On For A 'Downton Abbey' Film?

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...

Everything You Need To Know About Julian Fellowes' Newest Drama 'Doctor Thorne'

Julian Fellowes' latest period drama 'Doctor Thorne' hits ITV this month, with the second episode having aired on Sunday night (March 13th 2016). There are plenty of new faces and a few familiar ones, and...

Julian Fellowes Says He'll "Certainly" Write Film Version Of 'Downton Abbey' If Asked

A ‘Downton Abbey’ movie is potentially back on, with the show’s creator Julian Fellowes revealing in a new interview that he would “certainly” write a film version of the period drama.After six seasons and 51...

Lily James Reveals 'Downton Abbey' Return For Christmas Special

She may have enjoyed one of the most commercially successful movies of the year with her star turn in Cinderella, but Lily James has revealed that she’ll be returning to where it all began for...

Dame Maggie Smith Admits She's "Glad' 'Downton Abbey' Is Coming To An End

Many will be sad to see ‘Downton Abbey’ finally closing its doors upon the conclusion of the Christmas special this year, but one of its key stars won’t be viewing it with too much unhappiness....

Downton Abbey Crew Dressed Up For Final Shoot

Julian Fellowes' series is set to come to an end after six seasons, and filming on the last episode wrapped up in August (15). British actress Laura Carmichael, who plays Lady Edith...

Julian Fellowes' Musical To Open In 2016 After Crowdfunding Drive

The Downton Abbey creator revealed in 2011 that he was writing the musical adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's beloved novel alongside composers George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Last year (14), they created their...

Hopes Of Downton Abbey Movie Dashed

Julian Fellowes hasn't received any ''serious'' offers to make 'Downton Abbey' into a movie.The hit ITV drama is ending this year after its sixth series and the show's creator has revealed it is currently unlikely...

Downton Abbey Creator Hints At Movie Revival

Downton Abbey's creator Julian Fellowes wants to adapt the show into a movie. The screenwriter has confirmed that the upcoming sixth season of the period drama will be its last - which will air later...

Downton Abbey Creator Hints At Movie Revival

'Downton Abbey' creator Julian Fellowes wants to adapt the TV show into a movie. The screenwriter has confirmed that the upcoming sixth season of the period drama - which will air later this year -...

Julian Fellowes: 'A Downton Abbey Film Would Be Fun'

The screenwriter has confirmed the upcoming sixth season of the period drama will be its last, but he already has a story in mind for a film version. Speaking at the Chalke...

Downton Abbey Creator Is 'Open' To Movie Idea

'Downton Abbey' creator Julian Fellowes is ''open to the idea'' of making a movie based on the hit TV show.The 65-year-old screenwriter has suggested he'd like to transform the period drama into a film, but...

Judi Dench And Julian Fellowes To Speak At Donald Sinden's Memorial Service

The veteran actress and the Downton Abbey creator will appear at London's Wyndham's theatre to celebrate the life and career of Sinden, who died in September (14), aged 90, following a battle with...

'Downton Abbey' Characters To Appear In Nbc Series 'The Gilded Age'?

'Downton Abbey’ fans who are distraught about the imminent end of their beloved period drama may be cheered by a suggestion that one of its characters could star in a prequel series. Violet, The Countess...

Hugh Bonneville: 'Leaving Downton Abbey Will Be An Extraordinary Experience'

Bosses of the hit period drama announced on Thursday (26Mar15) that the sixth series will be the last and the remaining nine episodes, including the 2015 Christmas special, will be focused on tying...

Downton Abbey Will Conclude After Sixth Season - Movie Or Spin-off Series To Follow?

Downton Abbey will conclude after its sixth season, the ITV show's producers have confirmed. Producer Gareth Neame made the announcement during a press conference on Thursday (26th March). "It's a very emotional day for all...

Downton Abbey To End After Sixth Season

Producers at Carnival Films announced there will be no seventh season for writer/creator Julian Fellowes' international hit, which features Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth MCGovern and Michelle Dockery. A statement to cast and...

Downton Abbey To End For Good After Sixth Season

The sixth season of Downton Abbey will be the show's last, its creators have announced. Created by Julian Fellowes, the ITV show followed the trials and tribulations of an aristocratic family from 1912 to the...

Kate Middleton Pays Royal Visit To The Set Of 'Downton Abbey'

‘Downton Abbey’, the hit British TV drama about a fictional aristocratic family, has just received a real life royal visit from Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge. Kate, who is now heavily pregnant, mingled with the...

Julian Fellowes Based Downton Abbey Plot On His Own Love Life

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes based Lily James' love affair storyline on his own life.In the latest season of the British period drama, James' character, Lady Rose, marries a Jewish aristocrat, much to the disapproval...

Andrew Lloyd Webber Bringing School Of Rock To Broadway

Theatre mogul Andrew Lloyd Webber is teaming with Glenn Slater and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes to bring Jack Black's hit movie School Of Rock to Broadway next year (15).The stage production will be based...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Downton Abbey Hits Record Ratings Upon Us Series 4 Premiere

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Angelica Huston Eyes Downton Abbey Role

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...

Downton Abbey Behemoth Trudges On With Fifth Season Confirmation

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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