How to win an argument — ‘Downton Abbey’ style

For the past 5+ years, those who have watched every second of Downton Abbey have seen the best of times and the worst of times. It’s the instances that brilliantly combine both the best and the worst of times where you fondly remember the good old days of Dallas and Dynasty with the witty banter […]

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A few ‘Downton Abbey’ 6 bits and bobs just for you…

With Planet Earth’s favorite British period drama drawing to a close, most likely, on Christmas Day in the UK, filming has begun on what will be the tentative definite final farewell to the Crawleys, the Granthams and those who work for them. As you can imagine, in a technologically advanced world that would make the […]

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‘Jericho’ with Call the Midwife’s Jessica Raine set to be the next ‘next Downton Abbey’

It seems like ever since that little British period drama we call Downton Abbey decided to call it a day after the upcoming sixth series, every series pitch, every series commission, every subsequent press announcement starts out by billing the proposed series as, “…the next Downton Abbey“. The most recent drama that has been tagged as the […]

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Dame Maggie Smith swaps Downton Abbey for Alan Bennett’s driveway

Instead of having to forever wonder just “What is a weekend?” or endlessly question the need for electricity, Dame Maggie Smith has opted to swap her trademark Dowager Countess hat and dress for a knit cap and dirty raincoat (just for a bit, Downton Abbey fans) for her forthcoming role in playwright Alan Bennett’s The Lady in the […]

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Happy 80th – Dame Maggie Smith!

Fresh on the heels of one of the all-time greats of the acting world (Dame Judi Dench) turning 80 earlier this month on December 9, we now have the brilliant opportunity to celebrate another ‘Dame’ as she turns 80 today – Dame Maggie Smith. Although she has achieved worldwide recognition from her portrayal of Professor Minerva […]

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