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Downton Abbey was such a smash hit for both ITV in the U.K. and PBS in the States – can any other show ever fill its beautifully-polished shoes? Well, both ITV and PBS hope that the answer is "yes", and that the drama to do it is the two networks' new co-production, Victoria.
“Far more of those houses survived than people realize, and often with the families that were in them. It’s often down to luck, and the cleverness of the people in charge. … My own belief is that Mary, whether you like her or dislike her, is a hard worker, and she’s practical.”
After six successful season, Downton Abbey may be over, but that doesn't mean its characters stopped existing. While series creator Julianne Fellowes prepares for the Emmy Awards (Downton is nominated in two categories), he spoke toShow More Summary
In many fans estimates, the story ended too soon, but now Downton Abbey creator Julianne Fellowes has explained why he ultimately decided to end the series with Season 6.
Julian Fellowes is preparing for a nerve-wracking Emmy night. Sitting down for afternoon tea at a London hotel, the creator of Downton Abbey, who wrote every one of the show's 52 episodes split over six seasons, says he much prefersShow More Summary
Actress Lily James (Lady Rose on Downton Abbey) for My Burberry Black. Possibly NSFW (no full frontal nudity, but she does lose the trench). A different version of the same song was used for the Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne ad for My Burberry.
Actress Lily James is the face of Burberry's new fragrance—and she opens up about her favorite scents and what her Downton Abbey character smelled like.
Michelle Dockery, the English actress, gained recognition and stardom through her portrayal of Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey, an ITV period drama which follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants. Playing a highborn but stoic character like Lady Mary Crawley helped Michelle to shape her career over the course of... Show More Summary
The Syndicate: All Or Nothing, a 2015 BBC One series that arrives in the U.S. Monday through Acorn TV (www.acorn.tv), has one of the strongest claims yet to kinship with the late lamented Downton Abbey. At a time when every drama where...Show More Summary
Michelle Dockery drops discusses the future of "Downton Abbey."
On ITV’s The Wine Show (now available on Hulu) handsome clean-shaven Englishman Matthew Goode (Downton Abbey) and handsome bearded Welshman Matthew Rhys (The Americans) trade banter while sipping Moscato and Merlot in an Italian villa, part of their telegenic quest to “understand more about this marvelous drink.” Unlike a cooking ... More »
To call Downton Abbey a popular series is doing a disservice to it. The PBS show was a massive hit and its fans were as rabid as those for any major broadcast or cable series. Many fans are probably still frustrated that there will be no new episodes, but that doesn't mean that the show...
We may be getting closer to a Downton Abbey movie. Star Michelle Dockery recently said she'd be on board for a film version of the British drama. "I think there is potential for a film," Dockery told The Telegraph. "That is something I would wholeheartedly consider, so we will see. Show More Summary
Downton Abbey may have used up every known reason to throw a garden party in its TV run, but don't throw out the cucumber sandwiches just yet: Lady Mary thinks there's more to do. In an interview with The Telegraph, Michelle Dockery mused that she still misses her cast members, and ... More »
Michelle Dockery is giving Downton Abbey fans some hope! The 34-year-old Good Behavior actress teased that a movie could still happen in the future. “I think there is potential for a film,” Michelle told U.K.’s The Telegraph. “That is something I would wholeheartedly consider, so we will see. It may not be over yet.” She [...]
If you’re a Downton Abbey fan and have been going crazy since the final episode in March, I have some great news for you. No, none of the streaming services. You have probably already checked Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon for Downton Abbey episodes and know they are nowhere to be found. Show More Summary
The fittest show on British television is touching down in the U.S. via Hulu this Saturday. The Wine Show stars Downton Abbey's Matthew Goode and The Americans' Matthew Rhys as two novice wine drinkers learning about wine at a villa in the Italian countryside. Their wine maestro, Joe Fattorini, then ... More »
Carson and Lady Mary won't be there. But you will.
Turns out Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey actress Rose Leslie loves a genre picture. She helped slay supernatural entities with Vin Diesel in The Last Witch Hunter. She was a terrorized newlywed in Honeymoon. She’ll be going the science-fiction thriller route with Morgan this fall, and now she’s signed ... More »