Maggie Smith is ready to leave Downton Abbey. The veteran actress has played the Dowager Countess on ITV’s hit series for five seasons, now, and the show is already in production, once again. Regardless, Smith recently spoke out to say that the upcoming sixth season will be the Dowager Countess’ last.
We’ve known for a while that George Clooney would be popping up in a holiday season charity video featuring the cast of Downton Abbey. With the holidays right around the corner, we have our first look at the charity videos George Clooney is featured in.
Clooney actually looks pretty swell in 1920s attire, even if he may be just a wee bit too tan for the early 20th century. But don’t take out word for it. Check out the first look at Clooney on Downton Abbey, in gif form, because obviously.
We’ve compiled a list of the current TV shows that we feel have officially jumped the track. They’ve been on too long or maybe their characters have started to make nonsensical decisions. Perhaps their writing staff has been cut due to budget restraints. Whatever the reason, these are the nine shows on TV that are officially off the rails.
One of the big ways Downton Abbey strives to stay as in touch with the period as possible is by keeping the various cast members from touching one another. According to Downton’s historical expert Alastair Bruce, the actors have been instructed not to touch one another while on set.
It is a damn fine week for fans of British period dramas. Today, ITV decided to announce that Downton Abbey will be returning for a sixth season. Now, we just need to determine whether or not the major players will stick with the show.
Downton Abbey has always been a show about lifestyles and change, and the brand new trailer for ITV’s hit series is quick to point this out. Filled with inspiring music and quotes from our favorite characters, the official Downton Abbey Season 5 trailer promises even more romance for Mary, changing family bonds, big dreams for Daisy and a large fire that is certain to change the dynamics in the Grantham household.
Can you tell what's wrong with the above picture for Downton Abbey's fifth season? Take a good look. There's something in the image that most definitely doesn't belong in this time period. No,Hugh Bonneville's Robert Crawley isn't wearing a modern wrist-watch, and Lady Edith's hair style is probably appropriate for the 1920's setting.
Of course, none of these tales of romance was quite as compelling as the men swarming around Lady Mary, and for her part, she barely lifted a finger to stop the two men’s advances. We have no idea where her romances are going, but we are certainly along for the ride. In the meantime, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of the two beaus who have made themselves apparent over the last several weeks.
Newbies and returners of old are slated to run through the hallowed halls of Downton Abbey in its upcoming fifth season. The series, currently nearing its end here in the United States on Masterpiece Theater, is already putting the gears into motion for production to begin on its next. This includes casting several new and returning guest stars, several of whom have already secured their ticket to Yorkshire.
Now in Season 4, the show lacks a large unifying thread and Julian Fellowes and co. have had to stretch a little further to come up with storylines to keep viewers enticed. The one recent storyline that has been effective emotionally involves Anna, her husband Mr. Bates and a slew of other people living in Downton.
The new season of Downton Abbey is set in a brand new age, but it’s an age in which people are still desperately clinging to various worldviews and traditions. Thus, it’s very fun to see all of the various plotlines shaking up the Downton Abbey universe each week. Without further ado, here are five of this week’s best shaker uppers.
Season 4 of Downton Abbey got off to an intricate and interesting start on PBS earlier this month. However, now that we are into the middle of a season, the story has slowed down quite a bit. We can only hope that all of this setup will lead into an interesting conclusion episode; however, Sunday night’s episode was quite the bore.
Many of us assumed going into Season 4 that a lot of romance would be on the horizon. Between Edith, Rose, Mary, Tom Branson and the downstairs staff, there are a lot of young people on Downton Abbey who are desperately in need of a partner. While Edith has shown plenty of love and affection for Mr. Gregson, this past episode gave us the opportunity to see plenty of rebuffed advances and foiled romantic plans. Without further ado, here are the biggest romantic upsets from episode 3.
While the lengthy, two-hour opener for Dowton Abbey introduced us to a world post-Matthew, episode 2 opened up a can of worms in terms of new plots and brand new directions. It was a tough episode to get through and it means that Season 4 has quite a bit to resolve in the coming weeks. Here’s the top 5 things we think need to come to a head, and soon.