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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First glimpse of BBC’s War and Peace with Lily James and James Norton

After more than two years in production, the BBC has finally released a few choice pics from the forthcoming six-part series, War and Peace, which is headed to BBC1 in late 2015, followed by an early 2016 broadcast in the United States. With new images of Natasha Rostova, played by Downton Abbey‘s Lily James, Paul Dano (12 Years […]

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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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Downton Abbey's Lily James goes from Lady Rose to Cinderella

If you’re Lily James, it’s a long, long way from her accustomed upstairs Lady Rose lifestyle in Downton Abbey to her newest poor servant girl covered in ashes ‘downstairs’ lifestyle in Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella. Ok, there was that one time she did wear that downstairs maid outfit in series four when she met up with […]

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Buffy meets Jane Austen?

With the recent Death Comes to Pemberley, BBC and PBS viewers were reacquainted with Jane Austen…sort of. Now, going 180 degrees in the opposite direction, comes the latest ‘revisit’ with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies starring Downton Abbey’s Lily James, Doctor Who’s Matt Smith and Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey.

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'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' with Downton's Lily James up next for a post-Doctor Who, Matt Smith

What’s next after you just spent three seasons as the Eleventh Traveling Time Lord? A bit of Jane Austen and Zombies, obviously. The adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith novel of the same name has been in the works since 2009, long before Matt Smith became a household face and name as The Doctor, and was originally rumored to be a 6-part television series. Smith has joined the cast as a ‘Mr. Collins’, alongside girlfriend Lily James (Downton Abbey) who is playing the lead.

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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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Mr. Bates leaves prison for organized crime in 'Spotless'

One of the greatest things about British television AND one of the most maddening for viewers is the fact that the number of episodes in a series is limited. Unlike their American television counterparts, most British drama and/or comedy series are anywhere between 6-10 episodes max. In some cases like Sherlock or DCI Banks there are only three episodes each season. Three brilliant films but still only three. On the upside, this allows viewers to see their favorite actors in other roles, many times crossing over from drama to comedy or vice versa.

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