Conquering ‘War and Peace’ and swimming the English Channel up next for Downton Abbey’s Lily James

Lady Rose returning to Downton Abbey for Christmas! Busy times on the horizon for Lily James. While she has yet to appear in the final series of Downton Abbey, she definitely holds quite the busy work schedule these days. Most recently, Downton Abbey‘s Lady Rose Aldridge did confirm that she will be returning to Downton from America to help […]

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Downton Abbey 6 – It’s time to say goodbye…almost.

It’s hard to grasp that UK audiences are within days of the return of Downton Abbey for its sixth and final series. Yes, PBS audiences in America are still several months removed from Downton opening its’ doors in January 2016 but, hey, we can live vicariously, can’t we? That said, we all know that based on the […]

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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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Alastair Bruce in 'The Manners of Downton Abbey' on PBS

When one thinks of Downton Abbey, the names of Julian Fellowes, Dame Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery immediately come to mind. Right up there are the likes of Laura Carmichael, Allen Leech, Joanne Froggatt, Brendan Coyle and Jim Carter. Probably the one with the least visibility who should get much of the credit […]

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Downton's Lily James to star in 'War and Peace'?

Looks like Downton Abbey‘s Lily James is getting dangerously close to Benedict Cumberbatch waters these days when it comes to her name being rumored for parts in virtually everything that is slated for production. Having just finished her lead role in Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella, the actress who plays Lady Rose in Downton Abbey is, according […]

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Let the 'Downton Abbey' rumor mill games begin…

Much like death and taxes, the only thing that anyone can truly count on to happen these days is that right around this time of year, two months into filming of the new series marks that it’s open season on the annual Downton Abbey rumor mill. For the past four years, like clockwork, official production […]

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'Downton Abbey' to be well represented in Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella

The Kenneth Branagh directed Cinderella seems to have raided the Downton Abbey cabinet when it comes to assembling the all-star cast. Upstairs at Downton will be well-represented as Lily James, Downton’s free-spirited, jazz-loving Lady Rose, heads the cast as Cinderella. Not to be left out, downstairs will be well-represented as Sophie McShera, who plays Daisy, […]

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A first photographic look at Downton Abbey 4

With word that Doc Martin begins filming in April, combined with the knowledge that Sherlock has begun filming series 3 already, one almost forgets (I said, almost) that Downton Abbey is currently in production on series 4. Early 2013 brought a number of rumors of new additions to the cast, several subtractions to the cast […]

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