‘Downton’ Stars Collaborate On-Screen And Onstage

By MESFIN FEKADU, Associated Press LONDON — There are secret romances, wars and endless back-stabbing on “Downton Abbey,” the British TV series that follows the lives of the aristocratic Grantham family and their servants in the early 20th century. But off-screen, there is music. Elizabeth McGovern and Michelle Dockery, who co-star in the Emmy-nominated drama, […]

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British TV Hit ‘Downton Abbey’ a U.S. Success

LOS ANGELES – Julian Fellowes knows how to make himself at home in English country estates, both upstairs and down. The writer won an Academy Award for the Robert Altman-directed “Gosford Park” (2001), about murder and secrets among the gentry and servants at a stately home. His TV series “Downton Abbey,” starring another magnificent mansion […]

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