Stars briefly align to bring former ‘Downton’ stars together again

While time supposedly heals all wounds, it’s still painfully difficult for many members of Downton Abbey-Nation to admit that Matthew is gone. It’s hard to believe but it’s been a full year since Downton turned out the lights and harder to believe that it’s been a full 4+ years since Matthew took that last fateful ‘I’m the […]

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Post-Downton Abbey, what’s up next for Dan Stevens?

Even though there are still fans of Downton Abbey who blame me for Matthew’s death, we can now safely say that there is ‘life after Downton’ for Dan Stevens, the actor that had that very untimely (and fatal) automobile dust-up at the end of series 3. Since leaving Downton, Stevens has forged a career in […]

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Isis signs on to 'Downton Abbey' for fifth series

What lurks in creator/writer Julian Fellowes’ mind palace with regards to the inhabitants of Downton Abbey one never knows. Over the course of four series, members of the Crawley family have come and gone, sometimes it seems like they just can’t keep a good ladies maid for more that a few days and let’s not […]

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There is life after 'Downton Abbey' for Lady Sybil

The good news for Jessica Brown Findlay, who played Lady Sybil in Downton Abbey, is that there is life after leaving the most popular period drama on Planet Earth. With the second episode of the new season topping out a 9.5 million viewers in the UK on Sunday night, the thought of leaving had to […]

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First glimpse of Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate

In 2006, an Iceland-based outfit called The Sunshine Press launched the website WikiLeaks.org. The site’s mandate involved regularly publishing top-secret documents and covert information, often regarding governments and their respective military operations. By creating a platform that allowed whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data, a huge debate ensued between those who admired the organization’s courage […]

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Downton Abbey star added to brilliant cast of WikiLeaks film

With his sights set on the big screen, Downton Abbey star, Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley), recently made the decision to leave the British period drama, seen in the States as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series. Making the leap to the big screen is not always that easy with the streets of Los Angeles littered with […]

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Bad Day at Black Rock on the Sherlock and Downton Abbey front

This is like asking someone if they would rather have the Cod Liver Oil first with the Alka Seltzer chaser to follow or vice-versa. Trust me, giving either of them a cherry-flavor isn’t going to help in either case, they still tasted bad when you were a kid. That said, unfortunately, I need to be […]

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Downton Abbey cast tweet a bit of fun in response to 'Sherlock' comments

Downton Abbey cast has fun with Twitter When Benedict Cumberbatch, the star of the BBC’s brilliant Sherlock series, offered up his rather uncomplimentary thoughts to Reader’s Digest on the biggest phenomenon since sliced bread, Downton Abbey, taken out of context or not, the initial inclination might have been to fire off a response that you […]

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