‘Downton Abbey’ writer says fans unhappy with ending ‘need their heads examined’

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Julian Fellowes been reflecting on the “incredible experience” of Downton Abbey.

The period drama launched in September 2010 and ran for six seasons, with the final episode airing on Christmas Day in 2015.

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Asked if he was personally satisfied with the way the show ended, Fellowes told Yahoo: “Yes, and I think anyone who wasn’t satisfied with the way it turned out needs their head examined! It was an incredible experience for all of us. We were given awards all over the world, and we were able to support numerous causes. It was fabulous.”

He added: “As for the story, I’d only had the initial plot mapped out in my brain, because I didn’t know there’d be more than one season. So it grew and grew, and I enjoyed the whole thing thoroughly. We had our dramas, but for the most part I think everyone involved will look back on it as a very enjoyable part of their careers. I know I will.”

The Gosford Park writer also explained why he prefers writing for female characters: “From my experience, I’ve found that the most interesting roles in that period are for women.”

Actor Jim Carter, who played Mr Carson, revealed recently that the cast have been asked to keep certain dates clear in their schedule to shoot the long-awaited Downton Abbey movie.

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