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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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Good Morning Britain’s Susanna Reid leaves Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens speechless!

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Susanna Reid reduced former Downton Abbey star, Dan Stevens, to tears of laughter during yesterday’s Good morning Britain when she inadvertently asked him if he had to “beat off a lot of American men!”

The situation arose when the breakfast TV presenter was addressing Stevens’ new role in the upcoming film, The Guest, enquiring as to whether there had been much competition from actors who were already well established over in the US when auditioning for the role.
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Benedict Cumberbatch joins Downton Abbey cast & check out his dancing!

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Of all the people in the world who were literally born to be in Downton Abbey, we are sure you would agree that Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is top of the list.

However, with his commitments playing the iconic London detective in the hugely popular Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss modern day twist on the classic works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as starring in just about every blockbuster film cinema has to offer, the prospect seemed only a dream!
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Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown in leaked sex tape as FBI investigate nude pics scandal

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Former Downton Abbey star, Jessica Brown Findlay, is the latest celebrity to fall prey to the nude photos hacker who has leaked a number of sex tapes of the actress online.

The Sun newspaper reports that Brown Findlay, who played youngest Grantham daughter Lady Sybil in the hit ITV period drama until her onscreen death in series 3, can be seen in the adult movies performing an intimate act on a man who has not been identified.
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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!

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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!

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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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