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The Downton Prequel, Lady Sybil in Captain America and Other News

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, November 2, 2012 - 8:24am

There is a flurry of Downton Abbey cast and show news raining down from blogs and news articles that I couldn’t help share. (Don’t worry, this post doesn’t contain any season 3 spoilers. We will have to watch season 3...

Downton Abbey Revisited: A Look Back and Ahead

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 4:37am

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

Downton Cast on the Today show!

Downton Cast Discusses Season 3 Today

Heather Neal - Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 8:24am

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 Downton Abbey and got...

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Dame Maggie Smith Says Dowager Should Die Sometime

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 7:30am

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 because I must be about...

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

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 11:03am

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 Ross, Downton's first...

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Downton Abbey Season 5: Kids, Houseguests and Lady Edith

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 9:48am

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 several unknown kiddie...

Downton Abbey Scores Emmy Nominations

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 9:50am

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 HBO juggernaut Game of...

Is Downton Abbey Filming at Hogwarts?

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, August 1, 2014 - 6:42am

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 that doubled as...

Downton’s Dowager Based on a Fellowes

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, August 22, 2014 - 2:44pm

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 Fellowes, says their...

Swoon! George Clooney Kissed Downton Abbey’s Dowager

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 9:15am

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. Swoon! Tom...

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