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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What’s next for Lily James and Matt Smith after ‘Downton Abbey’ & ‘Doctor Who’? Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, of course!

With heavy emphasis on the word loosely, Seth Grahame-Smith’s 2009 novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, is ‘loosely’ based on the Jane Austen novel of almost but quite the same name. For PP&Z, it seems as though Pemberley has come under attack from the undead. Fortunately, for all, the Bennetts knew karate. The big screen version, due to […]

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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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'Death Comes to Pemberley' premieres Oct 26 on PBS' Masterpiece

It’s quite possible that Death Comes to Pemberley just might take your mind off the fact that when it premieres on PBS in the States this Fall, the new season of Downton Abbey will be airing in the UK. Possible, but not likely. Starring Matthew Rhys (The Americans), Anna Maxwell Martin (Bletchley Circle), Trevor Eve […]

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'Death Comes to Pemberley' comes to PBS in October

Another day, another ‘Masterpiece’ on PBS. This time, it’s Death Comes to Pemberley, starring Matthew Rhys (The Americans), Anna Maxwell Martin (Bletchley Circle), Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) and Matthew Goode (The Good Wife). Based on the book by P.D. James, which is a murder mystery continuation of the events of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, […]

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'Death Comes to Pemberley' comes to PBS, BBC One

When it comes to BBC, ITV and PBS, when the drama rains come, they pour. Already on the books for 2013-2014 are the know commodities of Downton Abbey 4, Sherlock 3, Call the Midwife 3, Mr Selfridge 2, Bletchley Circle 2, the final five Hercule Poirot mysteries, another George Gently series, more DCI Banks, Scott […]

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A post Olympics first look at BBC's Ripper Street

As the sun sets on the Olympics, darkness rises on Ripper Street, so says the BBC trailer that ran during the closing days of the London 2012 Games. The newest installment to an amazing upcoming line-up of BBC drama, stars Matthew Macfadyen (Spooks, Pride and Prejudice) and Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones). With filming having […]

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What ever happened to…

We all know our favorite British comedy stars for just that…being our favorite British comedy stars. For many, however, there’s been an entire lifetime of roles and, well, life, since that classic series we all watch over and over. Just to catch you up on a few favorites as to what they are doing now: […]

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