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Pictures: Queen Recognizes Downton Abbey’s Smith With Distinct Honor

Downton Abbey star Dame Maggie Smith is now part of an exclusive group. Queen Elizabeth II inducted her into the Order of the Companions of Honour Friday to celebrate Smith’s six decades in...

October 20, 2014

Swoon! George Clooney Kissed Downton Abbey’s Dowager

I wonder if Dame Maggie Smith has recovered from that kiss yet. Apparently George Clooney kissed "Downton Abbey’s" Dowager when he appeared on the set to shoot a skit for a charity...

September 25, 2014

Downton’s Dowager Based on a Fellowes

I recently uncovered this nugget in an older Masterpiece Theatre column: Downton’s dowager Countess is based on a Fellowes’ relative.Jessica Fellowes, niece to show scribe/creator Julian...

August 22, 2014

Is Downton Abbey Filming at Hogwarts?

Dowager Countess, welcome to Professor McGonagall’s old home. Some media outlets are reporting that “Downton Abbey” is filming its Christmas episode at Alnwick Castle, the Northumberland location...

August 1, 2014

Downton Abbey Scores Emmy Nominations

Downton Abbey has scored several Emmy nominations. The PBS drama was recognized in several key categories and has been pitted against some stiff competition. Downton goes head to head against...

July 10, 2014

Downton Abbey Season 5: Kids, Houseguests and Lady Edith

You know Downton Abbey is hitting its middling years when the biggest casting news about season 5 is about kids. Several kids. And they are not famous kids either. But they are cute! Apparently...

May 1, 2014

Downton Star Gary Carr on Being Jack Ross and Maggie Smith’s Grip

In a close to one hour live chat yesterday, Downton Abbey hunk Gary Carr answered questions, including mine. Carr was gracious and funny. He talked about adopting an American accent to play Jack...

February 4, 2014

Dame Maggie Smith Says Dowager Should Die Sometime

Dame Maggie Smith is making some dire predictions about the fate of her character, the scene stealing Dowager Countess, Lady Violet on Downton Abbey. “She’s got to drop down dead at some point...

March 7, 2013

Downton Cast Discusses Season 3 Today

We are gobbling up every bit of detail we can get on the upcoming Season 3 of Downton Abbey. At the same time, I cringe at the thought of a spoiler! The Today Show interviewed some of the cast of...

December 12, 2012

Downton Abbey Revisited: A Look Back and Ahead

What were your favorite Downton Abbey moments from Seasons 1...

November 21, 2012

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