The creator and writer of the show discusses storylines that have drawn angry reactions and his thoughts on future seasons.
At the beginning of this season, Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes said in an interview that fans come up to him all the time asking him to let Lady Edith be happy. But he believes some people are just unlucky. If only we’d taken him seriously then! Things began well:... More »
Was there a PSA for the pro-life movement embedded not-so-secretly in this week’s episode of Downton Abbey? Some viewers may have reached that conclusion, especially since some pro-life supporters have already praised Julian Fellowes for using Lady Edith’s unexpected pregnancy plotline as an opportunity to convey that abortion is never... More »
WARNING: SPOILERS How do you reinvent a 1920s period drama? That was the challenge "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes faced at the end of Season 3, when three of its biggest stars bolted the series. Currently airing Season 4 in...Show More Summary
Why does Julian Fellowes hate babies? Sorry, that’s not a fair question. Let’s try that again. Why does Julian Fellowes hate babies and pregnant women? I’m sure that in real life, the creator and writer of Downton Abbey, who also happens to be a father, loves children. When a relative... More »
If you dare to have premarital sex on "Downton Abbey," you better be prepared for the consequences — from unwanted pregnancy and prostitution to death. These are the punishments meted out by creator and writer Julian Fellowes upon the...Show More Summary
We find ourselves at the midway point of this latest season of the Decline and Fall of the English Aristocracy — also known as Downton Abbey – looking at our empty hands, wondering if Julian Fellowes is going to take pity on us and breathe some life into the stagnant estate we all love. Show More Summary
by Anne Helen Petersen Warning: light spoilers. Bitching about Downton Abbey has become a new cultural pastime: It’s horrible, it’s melodramatic, Julian Fellowes is a hack, if they kill one more person I’m quitting for good….. ….and yet we don’t. Show More Summary
Dan Stevens and his exit from the super successful period drama Downton Abbey in a tragic car crash was a very emotional experience for him. When the British actor decided not to sign on for Season 4, writer Julian Fellowes had to come up with a proper send off. Show More Summary
Julian Fellowes, what a glorious party you threw on this week’s Downton Abbey. Aside from the parts where Isobel practically started weeping for her dead son and Tom felt totally awkward, it was just a delight. The estate was filled with music, and dashingly handsome lords, and elaborate meals that... More »
Times my be bleak for the Crawley family, but they're certainly not for Julian Fellowes, the show's creator. According to the New York Times, Sunday's season 4 premiere on PBS returned to record-breaking ratings for the series with 10.2...Show More Summary
Is the end near for "Downton Abbey"? Not exactly. Although series creator Julian Fellowes caused a bit of an uproar when he told The Wall Street Journal that he "didn't know if there would be a Season 6" but that the show "wouldn't go...Show More Summary
Mongrel Has Date With ’100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out A Window’ Canada’s Mongrel Media has acquired the Swedish hit The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out A Window And Disappeared. Felix Herngren’s film is an adaption of Jonas Jonasson’s best-selling novel. Show More Summary
Super-hacker broke into Julian Fellowes' email account of stealing Tina Brown's address book Column Charles Laurence LAST UPDATED AT 10:27 ON Wed 8 Jan 2014 IS THERE honour among hackers? The latest story from America of outrageous invasion...Show More Summary
Phew! Avoiding spoilers for those who watch later, it’s hard to recover from the weekend’s Season 4 opener of everybody’s favorite gilded guilty pleasure without at least a warning about what mastermind Julian Fellowes is up to now. Key cast members gone, the two-hour Downton premiere is stuffed with not only surviving lead actors but [...]
Just ahead of the fourth season of Downton Abbey, creator Julian Fellowes has dropped a small (and probably not unexpected) surprise on the show's fans: the next Downton series could be its last. Read more...
As I imagine it, there were exactly two people on this earth who welcomed the tragic death of Matthew Crawley at the end of Downton Abbey's third season. The first, obviously, was Julian Fellowes, who seems to take great pleasure in killing off the characters of anyone who dares to... More »
Jessica Fellowes, niece of Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and author of two popular books on the television show, will be in Cincinnati Jan. 25. She’s speaking at Main Library of The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County at 2 p.m. The event is free and Fellowes will sign a limited number of […]
At a Manhattan screening of Season 4 premiere of, "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes explains he melded the names of two great estates to come up with Downton Abbey. But the actors playing the gentry of Grantham learned why he called it Grantham.
Hailee Steinfeld had a busy 2013 in Ender’s Game, Julian Fellowes’ Romeo And Juliet, and John Carney’s second film Can A Song Save Your Life?, and she’s set to have an even busier 2014. Deadline reports that Steinfeld is in talks for a role in Ten Thousand Saints, with Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (American Splendor) attached to direct. Show More Summary