12:03 PM EDT 11/19/2013
Originally posted 02/20/2013 09:45AM
Originally posted 02/18/2013 01:20PM
No moss grows under Lady Mary, that's for sure. The Merry Widow may already have a new suitor.
British TV heartthrob Tom Ellis reportedly had an impressive audition for the producers of Downton Abbey, to become what is being described as season 4's love interest for Lady Mary, played by Michelle Dockery.
According to the U.K. Mirror, an ITV source said of the 33-year-old, married father of three: "He really showed his versatility, and he's also incredibly popular with the female viewers."
Originally posted 02/17/2013 10:00PM
Downton Abbey's third season finale on PBS's Masterpiece was, to say the least, a spoiler's paradise. The episode, which saw the Granthams and servants going on holiday in the Scottish Highlands, started on a joyful note – Lady Mary was pregnant! – and ended with a shock that would have knocked the hat off Lady Violet's wobbling head.
SPOILER ALERT: Major plot points to be revealed immediately.
Originally posted 02/17/2013 12:00PM
Here's to Downton!
Season 3 of Downton Abbey is coming to a close on Sunday – and in case you need something to soothe your soul while you watch the final episode alone in the dark next to a box of tissues, we've got the perfect drink.
Then again, this fruity and bubbly concoction packs a punch, making it a delicious refreshment to serve at a festive viewing party. Just designate a guest your head butler, hand him the recipe and call out, "Carson, bring me another Crawley Classic!"
Originally posted 02/07/2013 09:00AM
Originally posted 02/04/2013 03:30PM
Originally posted 01/28/2013 01:20PM
How seriously do TV viewers take what happens to the Crawleys and those in their sphere on Downton Abbey?
So seriously that, as the series' creator and writer Julian Fellowes recently admitted to PEOPLE, he even gets yelled at "a bit" by members of the public when something they dislike takes place on the show.
"And they know it all," the Oscar- and Emmy-winner, 63, said about the public's reaction. "They have opinions that are better than mine."
SPOILER ALERT: Details of Sunday's broadcast are about to be revealed.
Originally posted 01/28/2013 10:00AM
On the screen, Downton Abbey's downstairs house staff are decidedly unglamorous and dressed to reflect their life's station. But at the SAG Awards Sunday night, where they won for best TV cast, the actors said they were thrilled to be made up and presenting themselves as red-carpet ready.
"It's bliss. It really is nice to have more than 10 minutes spent on your face," said actress Phyllis Logan, who plays stoic Mrs. Hughes, the head maid.
Added Amy Nuttall, who plays Ethel, the housemaid turned prostitute: We all get costume and hair and makeup envy of the upstairs girls. They all look immaculate and fresh, and we're all made to look tired."
Originally posted 01/14/2013 10:30AM
Everyone has a past ... even the actors on Downton Abbey.
Long before they were cast as members of the aristocratic Crawley family, Dame Maggie Smith and Elizabeth McGovern appeared in a variety of films, and Snakkle.com has the photos to prove it.
As Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham, Smith reigns over her costars, often offering some comic relief in the form of barbs. But prior to Downton and long before her iconic roles in Sister Act and the Harry Potter films, Smith was a fresh-faced girl engulfed in her studies.
(Smith, 78, won a Golden Globe Sunday night and is nominate ford a SAG Award for her role on Downton.)
Originally posted 01/11/2013 11:00AM
You don't have to be a Crawley to get married at Downton.
The magnificent estate that serves as a backdrop for all the drama on PBS's Downton Abbey is actually Highclere Castle located in Newbury, U.K., and available to the public for weddings and other private events.
But much like the Crawley family learns, it's anything but cheap to be at Downton. For around $24,069 (not including tax), you and your beloved can play Mary and Matthew in front of family and friends,
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