There are many delicious reasons to watch the returning “Downton Abbey” and an exasperating one to skip it: The cover’s been blown on major plot twists.
By LYNN ELBER BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — A “Downton Abbey” sneak peek at season three revealed that fireworks will fly between matriarchs played by Maggie Smith and newcomer Shirley MacLaine. The aristocratic Crawley family endures a financial crisis. And, despite the engagement of Matthew and Mary at the end of last season, all is not […]
Countess Cora Crawley isn’t too happy with the state of “Downton Abbey.” In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Elizabeth McGovern, who plays Crawley, stated that she wasn’t overly happy with the direction and storylines of season two of the hit PBS series. “There is a slightly different tone to the second season, partly […]
A British mini-series based on the life of serial killer Fred West led the BAFTA TV nominations on Tuesday with four, including best actor and actress for the two central characters.
Dame Maggie Smith, who plays the Dowager Countess on “Downton Abbey,” has reportedly requested that the upcoming third season be her last.
Several juicy tidbits have surfaced for fans waiting for the third season of PBS series “Downton Abbey.” Audiences already knew Shirley MacLaine had signed on to play Cora’s (Elizabeth McGovern) mother. What else is in store? According to an article in the Orlando Sentinel, fans can expect a marriage, a baby and a death. The […]
(Reuters) – Move over, “Mad Men” and Kim Kardashian. There’s a new darling in U.S. pop culture, with a much posher accent and even fancier clothes. British World War One-era drama “Downton Abbey” and its colorful cast of countesses, cooks and kitchen maids has taken America by storm, dominating modern social media and bringing millions […]
When “Downton Abbey” was announced as the winner of all those awards — six, out of 11 nominations — at last year’s Emmy ceremony, most viewers were probably wondering a) what “Downton Abbey” was and b) if someone had left an extra “w” out of the title. But as the “Upstairs, Downstairs”-ish British drama prepares […]
By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES — There’s more than Hollywood ego on the line at Sunday’s 63rd prime-time Emmys. After disappointing performances by a pair of major trophy fests this year, the TV ceremony could prove an awards season reboot. For producer Mark Burnett, the successful reality TV czar (“Survivor,” “The Apprentice“) […]
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, […]