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 […]
When “Downton Abbey” returns for its fourth season, it will be six months after the death of Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens), but it is still a house in mourning, especially for Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery), who lost the love of her life.
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 […]
Oscar-winning actress Shirley MacLaine is joining Britain’s popular television series “Downton Abbey.”