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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 05:45PM
If there were an Emmy Award for scene stealing, Maggie Smith would win it every time.
Whether she's delivering lines with deadly precision or arching an eyebrow to withering effect, it's obvious why Dame Maggie has won a Golden Globe, two Screen Actors Guild awards and two Emmys for playing Lady Violet, the Dowager Countess, on Downton Abbey.
Smith, 79, nominated again this year as outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, is "the Queen of the Double Take," says costar Jim Carter, who is also nominated for an Emmy this year for playing Mr. Carson.
Originally posted 08/22/2014 04:10PM
What's one way to make these shows more kid-friendly? Remake them with actual kids, of course!
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.
Originally posted 08/20/2014 09:50PM
Say, which shows are nominated at the Emmys this year?
You may be able to name a few, but we're betting you can't remember every single series nominated in the Outstanding Drama, Outstanding Comedy and Outstanding Miniseries categories this year.
So, we've built this infographic to test your TV knowledge. Can you get the names of all 18 shows just from one object or symbol? It's harder than it looks, so to help you out, we've listed each show's network underneath.
Happy guessing! (The answers are at the bottom, if you want to cheat.)
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