Gareth Neame on “Last Kingdom’s” Hunky Alexander Dreymon and the “Downton Abbey” Finale

It’s easy to want to compare the new BBC America series “The Last Kingdom” with another period piece series, “Downton Abbey.” However, it’s less because of their looking back at historical times in England and more because they have one man in common: Gareth Neame. Neame, who is executive producer of both series, has a penchant for series that draw […]

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Gary Carr Is Joining "Downton Abbey" Season 4 (Photo: ITV)

‘Downton Abbey’ Adds First Black Cast Member

Executive producer Gareth Neame announced Wednesday that “Downton Abbey” is officially adding its first black character to the hit British period drama. Actor Gary Carr has signed on to play a jazz singer named Jack Ross, who’s described as “a charming and charismatic” young man, on the upcoming fourth season of the show. Carr has […]

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