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Downton Abbey To Launch Merchandise Including A Fashion Line
Downton Abbey fans may not be able to live like Lord and Lady Grantham and their family, but coming soon it will be possible to dress like them. As the show heads into Season 4 overseas, it’s set to become not only a popular series but also a brand of clothing as well as several other product lines. Get those credit cards ready.
Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery Will Guest Star On Family Guy
Michelle Dockery is hopping across the pond for a brief stint on Fox’s most successful Sunday night program. If you are familiar with Fox’s Sunday night lineup, you’ll know the Downton Abbey actress will be playing an animated character, this time on Fox’s Family Guy.
Are You Being Served's Frank Thornton Dead At 92
A legend of British television has passed away. Frank Thornton, whose role as Captain Peacock on the BBC’s hit Are You Being Served made him a star on both sides of the Atlantic, has died in his sleep at the age of 92. His illustrious career definitely earns him a place in TV history.
Downton Abbey Signs On A Slew Of New And Familiar Faces For Season 4
Season 3 of Downton Abbey only recently wrapped up its U.S. run on television. Regardless, casting is already well underway for Season 4. Some of the new names include Tom Cullen, Joanna David, Nigel Harman, Kiri Te Kanawa, Julian Ovenden, and Harriet Walter. In addition to the new faces, Shirley MacLaine will reprise her role as Cora’s mother and the Dowager countess’ verbal sparring partner in the next batch of episodes.
Downton Abbey's Siobhan Finneran Will Not Return For Season 4
Yet another Downton Abbey cast member is opting to leave ITV’s period drama, which has also found plenty of fans across the United States, where it airs on PBS. This time around, Siobhan Finneran has announced she will not be returning to Downton Abbey in Season 4. No doubt the actress, who has played the deliciously devious O’Brien through the first three seasons of the series, will be happy to hang up that horrible maid’s uniform.
Downton Abbey's Season 3 Finale Draws Over 8 Million
The third season finale of Downton Abbey may have been seriously depressing for viewers, but the ratings have to be bringing smiles to PBS. The hour-and-a-half-long final episode, which aired this past Sunday, brought in bigger numbers than last season’s finale. If you haven’t watched it yet, warning: there are spoilers ahead.
Watch A Downton Abbey Lip Dub To One Direction's 'What Makes You Beautiful'
It's been a full 24 hours (east coast time) since the season finale (or "Christmas special") of Downton Abbey aired, which means people have had a day to recover from a truly depressing conclusion to the season. Is it too soon to laugh at something Downton related? If not, check out this clever lip dub featuring Downton Abbey snippets set to One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful."
My Feelings On Downton Abbey's Season Finale, In GIF Form
OMG, guys. It has been a whirlwind of a season, which I'm about to sum up, so obviously SPOILERS AHEAD. Early on in the season, the livelihood of everyone at the grand estate was threatened because Lord Grantham has no head for investments. But the day was saved thanks to Matthew's fortuitous inheritance from Lavinia's late father, which he accepted in a very reluctant, very Matthew way. Then the safety of Lady Sybil and her unborn baby were threatened when the cowardly socialist Branson raged class warfare then took off running.
Twitter Responds To Shocking Downton Abbey Finale
Spoilers ahead. We saw Mary and Matthew's tense introduction, their initial distaste for each other, the spark of romance. That brewed into a passion they couldn't ignore—even if it hurt the painfully sweet Lavinia! But life with Matthew would mean life without children because of his war injury…but maybe not? Then finally, they are married and trying for a baby in the face of all they suffered, which included the recent death of Mary's sister Sybil in childbirth. The fates seemed kind to Mary and Matthew for the first time, giving them a newborn son with no signs of trouble. But then...
Why, Downton Abbey, Why!? Julian Fellowes Explains
Finale spoilers within. It had already been a hard year for the Crawley family. Their beloved Downton Abbey was threatened because of the Earl's bad business investments. Then there was Branson and his criminal activities threatening the life of Lady Sybil, followed by her traumatizing death in childbirth. But finally, FINALLY, things were looking up for the Crawleys. Matthew and Branson had convinced the Earl about a daring new way to save the estate, Baby Sybil would be raised in her mother's old home, and Mary and Matthew at long last had a baby of their own. Then...
Maggie Smith Admits She's Never Watched Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey may be pretty popular in the U.K. and a period piece phenomenon in the United States. It’s been such a hit that it has made a splash during awards season, with veteran Maggie Smith taking home a couple of Emmys and a Golden Globe for playing the Dowager Countess on the hit series. Apparently, however, Smith has never seen the show.
Watch Sesame Street's Funny Upside Downton Abbey Spoof
Sesame Street has their own way of doing things. The long-running children's program has a knack for finding funny ways of teaching a lesson. Take "upside down," for example. What better way to teach kids about the phrase than with a a sketch that has two characters stuck upside down? And what better way to entertain their parents by throwing a Downton Abbey twist in? Check out this sketch, titled "Upside Downton Abbey" ahead!
Coming Soon: Downton Abbey To Stream Exclusively Through Amazon
For the last several seasons, Prime Instant Video has been a great place for fans to go to catch episodes of the popular British series, Downton Abbey. The Carnival/ Masterpiece co-production has done big business on the Prime Service, and it’s no surprise Amazon would want to lock down a deal to make the series a streaming exclusive for the service. Unfortunately for other streaming services (I’m looking at you, Hulu and Netflix) that deal was worked out on Friday.
Watch Downton Abbey As A Super Nintendo Video Game
If you love Downton Abbey and have a nostalgic spot in your heart for the video games of days past, you’re going to love this. In this satiric video, Kill Kiley has created a Super Nintendo version of the British series, complete with theme music that I’m willing to bet shows up as a ringtone for Downton fans everywhere soon.
Downton Abbey Actors Discuss Episode 5, Watch A Preview Of Episode 6
Read no further if you haven't seen Downton Abbey's latest episode (Season 3, Episode 5). This article contains a major spoiler from the episode! Moving on, in addition to a preview of Episode 6, PBS has also released a video that has some of the Downton Abbey cast discussing last night's episode, and Sybil's story.