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Posted Friday 7/13/18 at 11:36PM EDT
Downton Abbey movie should resurrect all of the dead characters
"I know, I know. They’re dead and gone! It’s absurd," says Claire McNear of today's news that the series is headed for the big screen. "But what’s Downton if not a montage of confounding circumstances that all work out in the end?" She adds: If Roseanne can resurrect Dan Conner, then Downton can do the same with the characters it killed off.
Posted Friday 7/13/18 at 9:49AM EDT
Downton Abbey movie greenlighted, with the series cast returning
A feature film based on the 2010-15 British TV historical period drama had long been rumored. Now it's official, with creator Julian Fellowes returning to write the two-hour film. Production is set to begin later this summer with the series cast “When the television series drew to a close it was our dream to bring the millions of global fans a movie and now, after getting many stars aligned, we are shortly to go into production,” executive producer Gareth Neame said in a statement. “Julian’s script charms, thrills and entertains and in Brian Percival’s hands we aim to deliver everything that one would hope for as Downton comes to the big screen.”
Posted Thursday 6/28/18 at 1:18PM EDT
Downton Abbey creator: I have one complaint about The Crown
Julian Fellowes says the Netflix Royal family drama is "a wonderful piece of work and a brilliant, brilliant writing from Peter Morgan. It was very well done, it was beautifully acted, beautifully written. Yet Fellowes adds: "For me, I'm not completely comfortable with dramatizing people who are still alive and still living their lives because I think it's possible to be unfair. And in the second (season), I didn't think it was fair to Prince Philip, to the Duke of Edinburgh, based on very little."
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 6:54AM EDT
Downton Abbey creator to tell the story of soccer in a Netflix drama series
Julian Fellowes will tell the story of the world's most popular sport in a six-part series.
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 12:41PM EDT
Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes to tell the story of the Rothschild banking dynasty
Fellowes' next project will focus on the richest and most powerful family in history. He is teaming with producer Jemima Khan to tell the Rothschild's rags-to-riches story for Sky Atlantic.
Posted Wednesday 1/31/18 at 4:33PM EST
NBC orders The Gilded Age drama from Downton Abbey creator
Julian Fellowes’ period drama about social upheaval in 1880s New York City has received a 10-episode order for a 2019 debut. Fellowes has been working on The Gilded Age, his first show after Downton Abbey, since 2012.
Posted Saturday 11/18/17 at 12:32AM EST
Downton Abbey cast members really hope to make a movie
Michelle Dockery hasn’t seen a script, but she would like to return to Downton on the big screen. “I’m hopeful that it would happen at some point, but that’s all I can tell you for now. We’ll see what happens,” she says.
Posted Thursday 8/17/17 at 10:16PM EDT
Downton Abbey and Broadchurch may get their own “mini theme park”
British broadcaster ITV is planning to build a “mini theme park” in London that would give fans of their shows an “immersive cinematic” experience.