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Rob James Collier reveals who Bates' character is based on. (Image from http://instagram.com/pbsofficial.)

Five Things You Don't Know About Downton Abbey

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, September 27, 2013 - 1:30am

Did you know that Cora, Mary and Edith’s rooms are all the same? Or that baby George is named after a producer’s family member? Did you realize that Bates is modeled after a blaxpoitation film character? No I didn’t...

Ex-valet Mr. Moseley seen during better times. (Courtesy PBS)

Downton Abbey Video Clip: Hard Times for Mr. Molesley

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 6:32am

Lady Mary and the Crawleys aren’t the only ones devastated by cousin Matthew’s death. Our hapless yet lovable servant Mr. Molesley has fallen on hard times due to Mr. Crawley’s demise. Molesley was Matthew’s valet. Now...

Tom Cullen is one of the new guys of Downton Abbey. He plays Lady Mary's suitor Lord Gillingham. (Image courtesy PBS.)

The New Guys of Downton Abbey

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, September 23, 2013 - 9:00am

Downton Abbey is getting a testosterone boost this upcoming season. Several new male characters have been added to the cast as I’ve mentioned before. In the U.K., the actors are stars. On this side of the fence, not so...

Dame Maggie Smith is nominated once more for an Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy.

Root for Downton Abbey at the Emmys

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, September 20, 2013 - 11:20am

And the Emmy goes to Downton Abbey - we hope! Downton is nominated for 12 awards including Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series for Julian Fellowes and Outstanding Drama series. Michelle Dockery is nominated for...

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Downton Abbey Cast/Creators Preview Season 4 in 90 Seconds

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 7:56am

In 90 seconds, the cast and producers of Downton Abbey reveal what will happen in season 4. Well just a little bit. In a new quick clip released to PBS, Michelle Dockery, Julian Fellowes, Joanne Froggart, Laura...

Stevens will voice TIM the computer on the CW's sci-fi show.

Downton Abbey Alum Dan Stevens Lands Spot on the CW’s “Tomorrow People”

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, September 9, 2013 - 7:50am

If you’re still bummed that you won’t be able to see Dan Stevens on the next season of Downton Abbey, here’s some small consolation. You’ll be able to hear him on the CW show The Tomorrow People. Stevens will voice TIM...

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Downton Abbey Season 4 Trailer: A Lot of Mourning and Kissing Going On

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 7:21am

The trailer for Downton Abbey season 4 is out and by the looks of things there is much mourning and kissing to be had this go round. Off the top we witness a tender, kinder Dowager countess counseling a despairing...

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Spend Christmas at Highclere Castle With Us

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 1:30am

Sorry the trip is now sold out! Hope to do this next year though. We'll let you know. How do you plan to spend your Christmas vacation? Might I suggest that you spend it sipping champagne and noshing on hors d’oeuvres...

Five Things to Know About Downton's Michelle Dockery

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 8:49am

Michelle Dockery is a fan of Mad Men and My So Called Life, plays the guitar and grew up in a working class neighborhood worlds away from Downton’s posh setting. Spend a half hour with her and it would probably become...

Daisy's electric mixer causes friction downstairs. (Photo via WGBH.)

Downton Abbey Season 4:Mary’s New Loves, Branson and the Pesky Electric Mixer

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 9:01am

It’s official. Lady Mary will be getting not one but two main love interests! How do I know this? She said so herself. That is Michelle Dockery said so. In a flurry of interviews for the Television Critics Association...

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