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Downton Abbey Series 5 Spoilers: Joanne Froggatt talks Lady Mary & Anna’s “special relationship” INTERVIEW

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With the new series of Downton Abbey wrapping up filming this weekend – series five is due to hit our ITV screens in just a few months’ time – we recently caught up with the cast and crew to find out what we can look forward to in the period drama’s new run

So far, we have told you about how fabulous the first episode is, and shared with you the producers’ thoughts on the impact that series five will have on the show, and their opinion on the introduction of guest stars.

Now we can tell you what cast regular Joanne Froggatt has had to say about the show, and her part in it.
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Watch Downton Abbey cast film a white Christmas for 2014 series 5 festive special!

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For the past couple of years, some Downton Abbey fans have been left disappointed in the show’s Christmas specials since they didn’t actually feature the events of the festive period for the Grantham and Crawley family…

And as fans will recall, last year’s Christmas special was in fact set in summer and featured the below stairs characters on a visit to the beach while the upstairs aristocrats enjoyed a garden party. Read more & comment »

Downton Abbey experiences offer a stay at Highclere Castle & Lady Mary Crawley’s jewellery!

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If you’ve ever fancied being a house guest at one of the Grantham family’s parties at Downton Abbey, now’s your chance as prestigious auction house Christie’s are offering stays at Highclere Castle – where the show is of course filmed – as well as a host of other “experiences” that will appeal to any serious Downton fan.

And it’s all in aid of Heroes at Highclere, a charity which supports several armed forces charities. Read more & comment »

Downton Abbey star Lily James for War and Peace adaptation!


As we have previously reported, the upcoming fifth series of Downton Abbey will be the last for one of its stars, as Lily James bows out to take part in the new Disney production of Cinderella.

And it would seem that the work is just pouring in for the actress, who plays wild child Lady Rose in the hugely popular ITV period drama, as it has now been reported that after that she is being lined up for a role in a new BBC adaptation of the epic novel, War and Peace!
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Downton Abbey Series 5 spoilers: Big stories for the Dowager & Lady Mary, and Anna Bates’ rape will be addressed!

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The only good thing about the end of summer is the fact that it brings with it autumn, which as we well know, is the best season in the world of television!

And, for the past few years, the highlight of autumn premiere season has been the epic and magnificent ITV period drama, Downton Abbey, and this year is no different!
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Emmy Awards 2014: Benedict Cumberbatch & Martin Freeman go head-to-head & Game of Thrones has 19 nominations!

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It looks set to be a good year in terms of awards for the cast of Sherlock, given that its two main stars, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, have picked up five Emmy nominations between them, one of which will see them go head-to-head for the same award!

Freeman’s new series, Fargo, is up for the award for Outstanding TV Miniseries, whilst Sherlock is nominated for the award in the category of Outstanding TV Movie, with both Freeman and Cumberbatch competing for the prestigious combined award of Lead Actor in a TV Miniseries or Movie category. Freeman has also received a nod for the Supporting Actor Award for his role as Watson in Sherlock!
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Downton Abbey: Cast told to stop snacking after being nominated for 12 Emmy Awards!


That Mrs Patmore has a lot to answer for, given that it’s been reported today that the cast of Downton Abbey have been told to lose weight ahead of the new series, and just to make sure they do, the show’s bosses have apparently reduced their snack time!

According to The Sun newspaper, all of the show’s cast - and even Downton writer Julian Fellowes – are “addicted” to the sandwiches that are provided for them to munch on between takes during filming…
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BBC launching The Last Kingdom – Game Of Thrones rival?

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Could there ever really be a show to rival Game of Thrones? The BBC obviously thinks so!

When Game of Thrones first hit our screens back in 2010 it literally took the world by storm as even the most unlikely of fans became hooked on the battle for the iron throne and the ownership of the Seven Kingdoms that came with it.
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Hollyoaks picks up 5 nominations in TV Choice Awards 2014 (FULL NOMINATION LIST)

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After bagging four awards at this year’s British Soap Awards, including the gong for Best Soap, Hollyoaks have the chance to bring home another five awards at this year’s TV Choice Awards.

We all knew it had been a great year for Hollyoaks, during which it celebrated its 18th birthday, but as traditionally considered the underdogs of the soap world, we weren’t expecting them to be rewarded accordingly.
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Downton Abbey series 5 spoilers: Is Julian Fellowes killing more characters off?

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For goodness sake, we had only just finished celebrating the fact that there would be no major deaths in the new series of Downton Abbey, and now Julian Fellowes has hinted that he might have changed his mind.

As we previously reported one of the hugely popular ITV period drama’s stars, Lesley Nicol – who plays head cook Mrs Patmore – had revealed in an interview that there were no plans to kill off any main characters when the show returns this autumn.
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Downton Abbey Series 5 Spoilers: Mr Carson reveals worrying times for the Crawleys! VIDEO

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The wait is almost up, Downton Abbey series 5 is heading our way, and to whet our appetites ITV have released the first teaser trailer.

As far as teasers go, you couldn’t actually get one with less information than this one. We don’t even see a single character in, with the camera panning round the estate much like we see in the opening credits.
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Downton Abbey Series 5 Spoilers? Lady Mary’s beau Charles Blake in wartime action?

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In the last series of Downton Abbey, we viewers – though still mourning the passing of Matthew Crawley – were happy for Lady Mary when she finally threw off her widow’s weeds and had her pick of not one but two potential new suitors…

And those love interests were Tony Gillingham and Charles Blake, roles played by actors Tom Cullen and Julian Ovenden respectively, and it’s Julian who may have hinted that there’s some wartime action ahead for his character in the new series of Downton. Read more & comment »

Downton Abbey: Lesley Nicol discusses the show’s future & what do the cast get up to on set?


As we have previously reported the future of Downton Abbey is still looking bright with no end to the hit period drama in sight, and there’s even talk of a possible movie spin-off…

But amid talk of a cast reshuffle, actress Lesley Nicol, who has played head cook Mrs Patmore in the award-winning ITV period drama since it first began back in 2010, has revealed that despite being aware that the show will have to come to an end one day, she has no intention of going anywhere until it does.
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Downton Abbey to be made into a movie? 5th season will NOT be the last

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As seems to be the case in so many of our favourite TV shows these days, talks of Downton Abbey being made into a movie have begun, but in case you thought this was just another tired rumour, show boss Gareth Neame has admitted that a film version of the period drama is a definite possibility.

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Downton Abbey Series 5 Spoilers: Michelle Dockery insists she’s going nowhere, but who may be killed off?


With excitement growing for the new series of Downton Abbey – which is due to hit our screens this autumn – rumours about departures and returns among the show’s cast members have been rife…

But one person who is definitely not going anywhere is Michelle Dockery, despite rumours to the contrary that have surfaced in the media of late.
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