03:36 AM EDT 11/27/2014
Originally posted 11/13/2014 09:10PM
Originally posted 11/06/2014 03:15PM
The Crawleys aren't ready to pack it up just yet!
Masterpiece on PBS announced that Downton Abbey will return for a sixth season. The fifth season will premiere in the U.S. on Jan. 4, 2015.
"At its heart, television is about storytelling, and Downton Abbey is certainly storytelling at its finest," said Paula Kerger, PBS President and CEO.
"Downton Abbey and the Crawley family have kept us on the edge of our seats as they navigate through some of the biggest moments of the 20th century," she continued. "Along with our member stations, PBS can't wait to share the next season of Downton drama with our audiences."
Originally posted 11/03/2014 06:15AM
Allen Leech tries to lead a spoiler-free life when he's not playing Tom Branson on Downton Abbey – but his friends make it pretty difficult.
"I used to live in a house with four guys, all of my friends," the actor, 33, told PEOPLE Thursday while attending the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards.
"I had to be very careful where the scripts were left, because suddenly you'd come in and someone would [say], 'I couldn't help but see that episode four was there.' I was like, 'Oh, my God!' So I tend not to tell anyone. Not even family. No one gets it out of me, which is good!"
Originally posted 10/15/2014 01:15PM
The milk, white and dark cocoa gown took three months and 132 lbs. of chocolate to make
Originally posted 09/11/2014 09:25AM
Not only is George Clooney about to marry a Brit, he's also set to visit the ultimate British period drama – Downton Abbey.
Originally posted 08/24/2014 05:25PM
There's a reason why Downton Abbey made it into the Guinness Book of World Records as the most critically acclaimed television show – it's so good.
From the lavish set decoration to the exquisite costumes to unforgettable performances from cast members including Emmy nominees Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter and Joanne Froggatt, the British series – which has already won 11 Emmys over the years and is up for outstanding drama – is in a class all of its own.
Originally posted 08/22/2014 04:10PM
Originally posted 08/22/2014 04:50PM
Some moments in the past season of Downton Abbey were heartbreakingly sad to watch. And most of those scenes featured Joanne Froggatt, whose character, maid Anna Bates, suffered a brutal sexual assault.
While some thought the storyline was poorly handled in the period drama, Froggatt, 34, who's nominated for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series at the Emmys, reveals it was an eye-opening experience for her.
"Since the storyline aired, I've received messages from women that have been through a similar experience to Anna in their own lives," she told E! last month. And like Anna, a lot of those women had felt unable to talk about what had happened to them.
Originally posted 08/22/2014 04:05PM
She began the fourth season of Downton Abbey in deep mourning over the sudden loss of her husband. But the spark deep within the heart of Michelle Dockery's character, Lady Mary Crawley, couldn't remain buried for long.
As the episodes went on, she found her way out of the darkness, and as series creator Julian Fellows says, she began "entertaining the notion that she could fall in love again."
Watching Dockery, 32, who's nominated for the third straight year for outstanding lead actress in a drama series at the Emmys, move from crushing sadness to believing in the possibility of a happy ending (all without losing her caustic wit) was more than a little inspiring.
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