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Downton Abbey spoilers: George Clooney joining full time?


It would seem that the appearance of a very famous face on Downton Abbey has got everyone in the cast and crew so excited that the show’s writer has offered them a full time role.

Unfortunately for one person in particular this isn’t great news, as the role he has suggested for this Hollywood A-lister is currently held by none other than Dame Maggie Smith.
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Downton Abbey’s Sophie McShera for Game of Thrones?

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With talk of hers, and all her co-stars futures in Downton Abbey being questioned both on, and off screen at the moment, it is no wonder that Sophie McShera has been considering her options.

Fans of the hit ITV period drama will know how, after the dawn of Britain’s first ever labour government this series, everyone in the great house is worried about what the future holds for them.
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Downton Abbey: The Queen honours Dame Maggie Smith (again) and Michelle Dockery says Mary is a Soprano!


We all love Dame Maggie Smith, but it has (arguably) been her role in Downton Abbey which has seen her become admired by pretty much the entire planet, so no wonder the Queen wants to honour her – again!

The Dame part of her name gives away the fact that this is not the first time Maggie has been given the royal nod from Her Majesty, and she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 1990 New Year Honours for services to the performing arts.
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Downton Abbey being axed? To end after series 6?

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Downton Abbey has, in its five years in service, become one of this country’s biggest and best institutes and exports, but right from the very start we knew it would have a shelf life attached at some point.

After all, having started in the 1910’s and jumping on average 3 years between each series, much in the same way the reruns of EastEnders did on UK Gold, the show ran the risk of catching up with us and apart from The Queen perhaps, there is nobody living the way they did at Downton these days.

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Downton Abbey spoilers: Which actor hangs out with the Royal family?

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It is no wonder Julian Ovenden looks so comfortable amongst the high-end aristocracy in Downton Abbey, he is used to hanging out with royals.

The actor, who plays Charles Blake in the hit ITV period drama, has revealed that he is more than used to swinging in such elite circles, as his father used to work for the Queen.
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Downton Abbey: Stephen Fry blasts show as “ghastly snobbery”

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As far as the quaintness of Downton Abbey goes, we didn’t think there would be a person in the land who would appreciate its traditionally English ways more than traditionally English Stephen Fry, but we couldn’t have been more wrong!

The delicious and delightful take of the English aristocratic Grantham family in the 1920’s has captured the hearts of an entire planet… Well almost all of it, anyway!
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Downton Abbey to release a 2014 Christmas album!

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As if having a feature length Downton Abbey on Christmas Day wasn’t exciting enough, it’s been revealed today that the show is now going to release its very own Christmas album too! Read more & comment »

Downton Abbey spoilers: Lady Mary’s alibi, Lady Portsmouth is whose friend?

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Some of you who were tuning in to Sunday night’s Downton Abbey were quite surprised by a new character, Lady Portsmouth, being mentioned as you felt she didn’t sound quite Downton enough.

In fact one reviewer even went as far as to declare that a Lady Annabel Portsmouth was improbable, but there is a rather interesting story behind such a choice of name.
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Downton Abbey Spoilers: Is Bates going to prison for murder? Or did Anna kill Green?

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We have to admit that we are more than a little impressed with Downton Abbey and its new found sneakiness!

Fans tuning in to watch the second episode of series 5 last night would have spent the first 57 minutes thinking how pleasant and charming the episode was…..
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Downton Abbey spoilers: Hugh Bonneville makes BIG promises as Kindle ads face backlash!


Hugh Bonneville has promised fans of Downton Abbey that the new series will be more joyous than last year’s episodes.

The acclaimed actor returned to our screens last night, following almost ten months off air, and as fans wondered what might be ahead for the 2014 run, Hugh promised more happiness, less depression and a more uplifting experience.

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Downton Abbey so far…. A brief history of show for those wanting to start watching!

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Having watched the first episode of the new series of Downton Abbey we felt that this series would be an ideal place for those who have never watched the show before to jump in without having to start from the very beginning.

As long as they had a bit of background history, anyway, which is precisely what we intend to give you now!
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Downton Abbey Spoilers: George Clooney gets a snog & Kim Kardashian to join cast?


Following the news earlier this week that Hollywood A-lister, George Clooney, had filmed an episode of Downton Abbey, news has emerged about which actress he got to kiss in the process.

As we have previously reported, Clooney will be joining the elite cast of Downton for their festive Text Santa special later this year.
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Former Doctor Who Matt Smith to propose to Lily James!

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As we reported earlier today, Downton Abbey star, Lily James is hanging up her elite 1920’s Downton dancing shoes when the new series, which starts this Sunday, ends to slip into a role that couldn’t be more different to what we are used to if it tried!

Lily, who has played the deliciously wild Lady Rose since the third series of the hit ITV period drama, has signed up to play a zombie slayer in the new film ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies!
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Downton Abbey’s Jim Carter & Phyllis Logan for Strictly Come Dancing?

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We can’t help but think that Mrs Hughes and Mr Carson, the head servants in Downton Abbey, would look simply delightful on the dance floor, but would the actors who play them think so?

Ever since the start of the hit ITV period drama Mr Carson (Jim Carter) and Mrs Hughes (Phyllis Logan) have kept the entire house in check, whist developing their own, very unique and tender friendship.
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Downton Abbey star Samantha Bond for rival ITV period drama?

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As we have previously reported, ITV is set to launch a new period drama, and it would seem that they have got in someone very experienced to lead the cast!

Home Fires was originally under the working title Jambusters after the original book the story is based on, written by Julie Summers.
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