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Alastair Bruce, Downton Abbey's "Mr. Manners", Answers Your Questions Part 2

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 6:00am

In the second part of my interview with "Downton Abbey" historical advisor Alastair Bruce, he answers a fan question from @JeannieBinVA about why the staff lines up outside the estate to greet visitors. He...

VIDEO: Here’s A Cast Recap Of Downton Abbey Season 5 Episode 1

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 7:08pm

By now you’ve watched the premiere episode of “Downton Abbey” season 5. (If you haven’t, stop reading this post immediately and get yourself to your DVR or click on this episode link to watch the...

Live Chat The Downton Abbey Season 5 Premiere

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, January 2, 2015 - 9:00am

As fellow blogger Rachel Buchman put it, “Downton Abbey” is best when shared. Share your viewing Sunday with us by joining our live chat of the “Downton Abbey” season five premiere right here....

Planning Your Own Downton Abbey Premiere Party

Rachel Buchman - Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 7:00pm

With the premiere of Season 5 this Sunday (can you believe it!?), it’s the perfect time to celebrate friends, fun and a love of our favorite drama. "Downton Abbey" is best when shared with friends, so...

Alastair Bruce, Downton Abbey's "Mr. Manners", Answers Your Questions Part 1

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 7:40pm

Thanks to Alastair Bruce, my New Year's resolution is to sit up straighter. That is the effect the historical advisor for "Downton Abbey" has on people.Bruce finally gets his due in the "The Manners...

VIDEO: Fabulous Time Had By All At Downton Abbey Season 5 Gala

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, December 29, 2014 - 10:06am

Fans got ready for the fifth season of “Downton Abbey” by attending GPB’s annual gala screening for the first episode. As the video shows, a fabulous time was had by all as the event was held at the...

Beyond “Downton Abbey”, Stars Find Success

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 2:07pm

Life has been good to the actors who have passed through “Downton Abbey’s” doors. Some remain on the estate while others have moved onto major film and television projects. What is clear is that a trip to the Abbey can...

VIDEO: "Downton Abbey" Text Santa Spoof Stars Clooney As Lord Hollywood

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 9:51pm

George Clooney has replaced the Earl of Grantham as Lord Hollywood on “Downton Abbey.” Don’t get too excited just yet. It was all in good fun, part of the Text Santa charity skit that aired over the weekend during...

Jessica Fellowes Returns To Atlanta, Sea Island, Plus Downton Stars In Georgia

Rachel Buchman - Friday, December 19, 2014 - 4:10pm

Jessica Fellowes, the niece of “Downton Abbey creator and writer Julian Fellowes, returns to Georgia in early 2015. You may remember January 2014 Jessica Fellowes and Allen Leech (Branson) attended the “...

Visit Highclere Castle Through The Downton Abbey Sweepstakes

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 1:12pm

Highclere Castle is modeled after the British parliament building. “Downton Abbey” historical advisor, Alastair Bruce, shared this little known fact with us when he was our guest at the gala premiere for season five at...


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