Downton Abbey: movie adds Imelda Staunton and more

The long-rumoured, now-official Downton Abbey movie is formally going into production in September with the addition of new cast members Imelda Staunton and Geraldine James. Staunton and James join David Haig, Tuppence Middleton, Kate Phillips, Stephen Campbell Moore, and Simon Jones as the rather well-heeled Crawley family takes to the big screen. They’ll join series stalwarts Hugh … >

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Downton Abbey creator has a new period drama coming

Whilst speculation continues about the Downton Abbey movie, that’s finally expected to start filming later this year, the show’s creator has now had another TV series greenlit. Julian Fellowes has been developing The Gilded Age for the best part of half a decade, with the show charting New York City in the 1880s. It’ll deal … >

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Downton Abbey: the movie may yet be a prequel

A week or two back, NBC Universal International Studios president Michael Edelstein let slip that the plan for the movie of Downton Abbey was to get it filming next year, with an eye on a release in 2018 or 2019. However, the problem remains fitting the demands of a film around the schedules of the show’s … >

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

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. Buy the complete Season 1-6 box set on Amazon here. Asked if he was personally satisfied with the way the show ended, Fellowes told Yahoo: … >

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Cast announced for ‘Downton Abbey’ creator’s new drama ‘Doctor Thorne’

Ian McShane, Tom Hollander and Rebecca Front will lead the cast of ITV’s Doctor Thorne. The three-part drama is adapted by Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes from one of his favourite novels by Anthony Trollope. The cast includes Alison Brie (Mad Men), Richard McCabe (Indian Summers), Phoebe Nicholls (Downton Abbey), Gwyneth Keyworth (Misfits), Kate O’Flynn … >

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‘Downton Abbey’ writer returns to ITV with ‘Doctor Thorne’

Julian Fellowes will adapt Anthony Trollope’s novel Doctor Thorne for ITV. The three-part drama will begin filming later this year. Downton Abbey creator Fellowes commented: “As a lifetime devotee of Trollope, my own favourite among the great nineteenth century English novelists and certainly the strongest influence over my work that I am conscious of, it … >

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