What would the Dowager Countess say about this?

I can see the Dowager Countess at dinner saying What is ‘folk-rock’ music? Hey, it could happen. Downton Abbey star Elizabeth McGovern’s band Sadie & the Hotheads will release their second album, “How Not to Lose Things”, at the end of October. McGovern, who plays Lady Grantham in, perhaps, the greatest thing to hit both […]

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Julian Fellowes to pen Downton 'prequel'

Julian Fellowes, the writer behind the hit series Downton Abbey, says writing a prequel which follows how the Earl and Countess of Grantham first met is something that he’s working on in that brilliant writing brain of his. Seems as though, however, he has most of it written already based on his recent comments at […]

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What's up next for the Earl of Grantham? Mr. Stink, of course.

Somehow, in trying not to be bitter about Sunday’s Emmy Award snub of both Downton Abbey and Sherlock, I had this visual of Hugh Bonneville leaving the Emmy Awards last night and when the Ryan Seacrest of the day asks what he was going to do next, the Earl of Grantham would shout, “I’m going […]

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Dowager Countess overheard at 2012 Emmys – "What is an EMMY?"

There was a definite British Invasion at the 64th Annual Emmy Awards with nominations in numerous categories for Downton Abbey, Sherlock and Luther. Having moved this year from the Drama Series category instead of the Miniseries/Movie category, Downton Abbey picked up sixteen total nominations while the brilliant Sherlock received 13 nominations. Unfortunately, 2012 will forever […]

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Downton Abbey 3 trailer wars

Time for everyone’s daily dose of Downton Another day, another Downton Abbey 3 trailer. There can never be too many trailers as far as I’m concerned, especially when we still have four months from yesterday to wait until the premiere in the States. What has been interesting this week is to look at the trailer […]

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Creating 'Downstairs' at Downton Abbey

It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for behind-the-scenes video pieces. Yes, there have been times that I secretly enjoy the DVD extras far more than the feature presentation. The brilliance of television production is that, if done well, the end result is a vivid suspension of reality. The behind the camera craft of hundreds […]

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Downton Abbey 3 – A First Look at Maggie v. Shirley

As a telly watcher, I love this time of year as you begin to be inundated with all kinds of teasers for upcoming Fall programming. Finally, one of the most anticipated series on either side of the pond, ITV’s Downton Abbey, returns and has entered the arena with a few teaser clips of its own […]

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Its all Downton Abbey 3 during PBS day at TCA

Whether you are new to the series and refer to it as Downton Abbey or you’ve been there from day 1 and simply refer to it as just Downton when you knowingly pass fellow series lovers on the streets, you probably have a countdown calendar on the wall with either September circled if in the […]

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Dowager Countess vs. Shirley MacLaine's Martha – Round One

Insert Michael Buffer here – Let’s Get Ready to Rumble….. With the recent American Film Institute honoring of Shirley MacLaine with their 40th “AFI Life Achievement Award”, a number of celebrity friends paid tribute to the on-screen achievements of MacLaine. Of obvious interest to PBS viewers of that little series we call Downton Abbey was […]

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