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Why Fellowes Hired a Bodyguard and Other Downton Abbey Defining Moments

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, October 25, 2013 - 12:40pm

Perhaps Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes’ defining moment was when he hired a bodyguard after season three ended. He says he felt concerned for his safety after viewer outrage over the death of Matthew Crawley in...

Downton Abbey Creators Say Matthew’s Death was an Opportunity

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 8:48am

At first, Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, executive producer Liz Trubridge and Gareth Naeme were really pained about killing off Dan Stevens’ character Matthew Crawley. “We had no desire to get rid of Matthew at...

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Downton Abbey Cast Spill Beans on GMA

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 11:24am

The Downton Abbey media blitz for season four has begun! Julian Fellowes and several members of the cast were on Good Morning America today hinting at what will happen this upcoming season. Unfortunately no major...

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Julian Fellowes Dispels Downton Cancellation Rumors

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 8:23am

Julian Fellowes is dispelling rumors that Dowton Abbey will fold after season 5 - kind of. Fellowes hinted at a possible cancellation after season 5 when he mentioned that the show “won’t go on forever” and that Downton...

Downton Abbey Cast Warned About Tweeting on Set

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, April 7, 2014 - 8:21am

If you’re a member of the Downton Abbey cast, stay away from Twitter while the season is filming. That’s the message Julian Fellowes is sending in so many words after a new castmate tweeted out a photo of himself on set...

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An Afternoon with Downton Abbey Cast and Creators Webcast Saturday

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, May 2, 2014 - 6:41am

Miss Downton Abbey? Me too! Thankfully the members of the Academy of Television Arts...

Downton Abbey Cast members and producers Julian Fellowes and Gareth Naeme mug for cameras before their webast.

Downton Abbey Cast and Creators Talk Season 4 Assault, Famous Fans in Webcast

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 10:16am

Anna’s rape storyline in season 4 was possibly inspired by an assault that happened to one of Julian Fellowes’ relatives. That is one of the revelations that came out of a webcast panel discussion with Fellowes, Downton...

No Major Characters Die on Downton Abbey Season 5

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, June 23, 2014 - 10:32am

"Downton Abbey" fans breathe easy. Lesley Nicol, who plays fussy cook Mrs. Patmore, has revealed that no major characters die on season five of Downton. Nicol told the Daily Star Sunday, “There aren’t any plans for...

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...

More Lady Mary: Downton Abbey Coming Back For Sixth Season

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 5:46pm

You’ll be seeing more of Lady Mary. "Downton Abbey" has been renewed for a sixth season.“How lucky can you get?” said MASTERPIECE Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton in an official media...

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