Andrew Scott’s Hamlet headed to BBC2 this Easter

At long last, the televised version of the London stage play, Hamlet starring Andrew Scott, is headed to BBC2 on Saturday, 31 March. Scott, who was introduced to the masses with his brilliant portrayal of Jim Moriarty in Sherlock, recently followed in some pretty big footsteps of those who have previously played the Prince of Denmark including Benedict […]

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NBC’s The Gilded Age next up for ‘Downton Abbey’ creator, Sir Julian Fellowes

Deadline reports that NBC has once again tapped the Downton Abbey creator to create and executive produce The Gilded Age, a ‘sweeping fictional epic’ of the millionaire titans of New York City in the 1880s. It was 2012 when the two first discussed the possibility of an ‘American Downton‘. But as the NBCUniversal-owned Carnival Films produced series for […]

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The music behind ‘Victoria’ deserves a co-starring credit

As America, once again, becomes transfixed (in a good way) on Sunday nights and the return of Victoria on PBS, we are afforded the opportunity to experience the theme music that easily deserves a co-starring credit as much as the Cornish coastline does for Poldark. It has been called haunting, mesmerizing, even uplifting. Composed by Martin Phipps […]

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Following yet another apology to ‘Downton Abbey’ fans, Dan Stevens stars as “The Man Who Invented Christmas’

Five years after the fact, Dan Stevens finds himself still apologizing for his Christmas Day 2012 exit from Downton Abbey, the most popular British period drama known to mankind. In a recent interview with The Guardian leading up to his starring role in the current film, The Man Who Invented Christmas, Stevens was asked who he would most […]

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Michelle Dockery leaves Lady Mary in her rear-view mirror in ‘Godless’

Following her time as a con artist in Good Behavior, Michelle Dockery seems to be getting pretty skilled at putting her six series stint as Lady Mary Crawley on Downton Abbey in the rear-view mirror. This time, in Steven Soderbergh’s Godless, which is now available on Netflix, Dockery plays Alice Fletcher, a hardened, gun-toting widow in the critically-acclaimed Steven Soderbergh/Scott […]

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Remembering a feisty Aunt Agatha Poldark

**SPOILERS: If you haven’t seen yet, this contains plot details from Poldark series 3 episode 6, which aired Sunday, November 5 on PBS** While you might immediately recognize Caroline Blakiston as Lionel Hardcastle’s ex-wife in an episode of the British comedy, As Time Goes By, the London-born actress has carved out a pretty successful run as […]

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Downtown Abbey – The Exhibition heads to America!

Beginning Saturday, November 18, fans of Downton Abbey will be able to get up close and personal for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the ‘history’, the ‘fashion’ and the ‘house’ as Downton Abbey – The Exhibition lands in New York City to kick off their North American tour. Fans will be transported to post-Edwardian England where the characters […]

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‘The Prisoner’ turns 50!

Perhaps the greatest television series of all-time (sorry, it’s not Downton Abbey) turned 50! late last month. The Prisoner is made up of 17 hours of  pure television greatness running on ITV in the UK from 29 September 1967 through 1 February 1968. Patrick McGoohan, who co-created, co-wrote, co-directed, co-executive produced and starred in the series as Number […]

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Could there be big news on the Downton Abbey horizon?

Social media has a way of setting the Internets on fire with a cryptic message under 140 characters. That was the case on Monday when the ITV show’s social media sent Downton Abbey-Nation into a frenzy after posting an uber-cryptic social media post teasing an announcement was coming very soon. “Something Big is Happening at Downton!” is playing […]

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Pre-Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle provided setting for Jeeves and Wooster “Totleigh Towers”

Years before Sir Julian Fellowes ever put pen to paper creating Downton Abbey, Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry brilliantly brought Bertram Wilberforce (a.k.a. Bertie) Wooster and his impeccably witty valet, Jeeves, to life in P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster. Airing  from 1990-1993, the series brought Wodehouse’s popular short stories to life for 4 seasons. Totleigh Towers, the recurring fictional […]

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