Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey 2015: Julian Fellowes addresses THOSE multiple deaths rumours!

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When it was announced earlier this year that hit ITV period drama Downton Abbey was set to end after its next series, inevitably there was much talk of how it would end… Would the Grantham family and those below stairs simply be left to it, all alive and well? Or would there be a hugely dramatic finale in which major characters died? Well, while we would imagine the temptation to pull in record telly crowds by staging some hideous tragedy that wiped out the Grantham family and all of their

Downton Abbey The Musical to keep the period drama alive?

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Fans of ITV period drama Downton Abbey were of course disappointed to hear that – as had been rumoured for months – the upcoming new series of the Julian Fellowes penned show was to be its last. However, no sooner had that news landed than fans of the show were handed something of a consolation prize when it was rumoured that a Downton Abbey film may go into production in the next year or so, but despite frequent headlines in the press insisting it’s going to happen, no firm plans have as

A Downton Abbey movie IS in the pipeline then? Julian Fellowes confirms plans?

With the final scenes of the last ever series of Downton Abbey having been filmed, all thoughts have now turned to just what the sixth chapter of the hit ITV period drama will have to offer. And, despite the fact that we have been sort of promised a happy ever after with no favourites perishing in the final episode, we aren’t stupid enough to believe that this will 100% be the case. After all, everyone knows the best way to go out is with a bang. But the show’s executive producer, Gare

Dame Maggie Smith is glad Downton Abbey is over! Here‘s why….

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While the rest of us silently mourn the fact that this autumn’s sixth series of Downton Abbey will be the very last, there is at least one person who is pretty glad it will soon be over. One of the biggest charms of this now iconic ITV period drama is its attention to detail, in particular the ever changing fashion in which the Grantham daughters have embraced series after series as the show travelled from the 1910’s through to the roaring 20’s. But, while Lady Mary (Michelle Docke

Downton Abbey: Hugh Bonneville has “no idea” how show will end as Julian Fellowes hasn’t even written it yet!

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As soon as it was announced that this year’s sixth series of Downton Abbey would be the very last, all minds turned to just how the epic period drama would be brought to an end. But with filming for the new series well underway we are still none the wiser, and we aren’t the only ones! Hugh Bonneville, who plays head of the household Lord Robert Grantham has revealed that not even he knows what is in store for the big finale as he claims that the show’s creator and sole writer, Juli

Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt to play a serial killer in ITV’s Dark Angel!

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As soon as news hit earlier this year that the next series of Downton Abbey would be the last, we could only imagine how quickly the stars of it reached for their CV’s. And considering that Downton Abbey has churned out some of this country’s best talent in the world of acting, it is no surprise to hear that they are getting their hands bitten off! Of all the ridiculously talented performances to look back over, Joanne Froggatt’s harrowing portrayal of her character, Anna Bate̵

Matthew Goode leaves The Good Wife! No more Finn Polmar?

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Fans of CBS drama ‘The Good Wife’ were just dealt another big cast blow, which follows on from the news that Archie Panjabi (Kalinda Sharma) is leaving the show. The drama is now losing yet another cast member as, according to a new report by TVLine, Matthew Goode (Finn Polmar) will not be returning to the show as a series regular for the show’s upcoming seventh season, which is expected to begin airing on CBS this Autumn. But Matthew’s departure may not come as such a big surprise for

Downton Abbey Series 6 Spoilers: There is a wedding! But who gets married?

We were already super-excited when filming for the new series of Downton Abbey started, but since we were told that this would be the last ever series, we have been on the edge of our seats wondering just what farewell treats we will have in store. Fans of the hugely popular ITV period drama will know that at the end of the last series Mr Carson (John Carter) finally popped the question to housekeeper Mrs Hughes (Phyllis Logan). Of course she said yes, leaving us all waiting excitedly for the ne

Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes returning to ITV with new period drama, Doctor Thorne!

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We are starting to understand now just why Julian Fellowes was too busy to keep Downton Abbey going any longer than series five as he has been linked to yet another period drama. Lord Fellowes, who is the sole creator and writer of ITV hit Downton, announced that this year’s series would be the last as he had embarked on a new US period drama, The Gilded Age. But it would seem that Fellowes isn’t done with the UK, or ITV in fact, just yet as he has yet another period drama in the mak

Downton Abbey: A younger Lord Grantham & Dowager Countess to feature in The Gilded Age?

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Ever since it was announced that this year’s series of Downton Abbey would be the very last, there has been much speculation about whether or not a spin-off series would follow. This idea was supported by the show’s only writer, Lord Julian Fellowes, who even hinted that somewhere down the line we might see our favourite aristocratic family catapulted in to the 1970’s! This, coupled with the hint of a follow up film in the pipelines too, made us all quietly optimistic that this

Downton Abbey Spoilers: Lord Julian Fellows considering a 70’s spin-off show?

Following the devastating news that Downton Abbey would indeed be coming to an end at the end of series 6 this year, news that a 70’s style spin-off may be in the pipelines has emerged. It was Lord Julian Fellowes himself who made the decision to call time on the hugely popular ITV period drama, deciding to quit while he was ahead rather than hand over the writing responsibility to someone else when he jumps across to the US to pen a new period drama, The Gilded Age. But now it seems that

DOWNTON ABBEY Could Continue… As A Movie?!

The PBS series Downton Abbey just didn’t engage me at all.  That’s not to say I think it is a bad show.  It just didn’t connect with me the way I’d hoped it would.  Nevertheless, there’s no denying that the show’s unprecedented success has placed it firmly in the cultural zeitgeist, and not to mention the fact that it has become a mainstay during the television awards season. So it was with great sadness that the shows creators announced late last week that

Downton Abbey Cancelled! ITV confirm that series 6 will be the LAST – Show to end THIS Christmas!!!!

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After what seems like years of speculation, ITV has just confirmed that the next series of Downton Abbey will indeed be its last! Ever since the hit ITV period show burst on to our screens almost five years ago, fans across the globe have mused over just how long the series could follow the prestigious Grantham family and their staff at the great estate. This was made even more worrying by the announcement that the show’s sole creator and writer, Julian Fellowes, had signed up to write a s

Downton Abbey Series 6 Spoilers: Where are Edith & Mary taking the staff?

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Now that filming for the sixth series of Downton Abbey is well under way, we are all  eagerly awaiting gossip and spoilers to emerge, and today, we may have our first installment… When we left the gorgeous Grantham family last Christmas, Lord and Lady Grantham were preparing to say goodbye to two members of their family as their son-in-law Tom Branson (Allen Leech) started packing bags for a new life in Boston, and their niece Lady Rose (Lily James) got married and headed off to start her

Julian Fellowes bans questions about Downton Abbey axe & the Dowager’s age!

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We have to admit the constant speculation and questions over the end of Downton Abbey have started to irritate us somewhat, so we can only imagine just how the show’s creator Julian Fellowes must feel. Ever since it was announced that Lord Fellowes, who is the only writer for the hit ITV period drama, had signed up to write The Gilded Age, a new series for American networks, we all wondered just how he would manage to juggle both shows from both sides of the pond, without compromising, or