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Downton Abbey's Allen Leech: My Friends Try to See My Scripts

Allen Leech: My Friends Try to See My Downton Abbey Scripts

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!"

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Downton Abbey Costume Designer Creates a Dress Made of Chocolate (PHOTOS)

Downton Abbey Costume Designer Creates a Dress Made of Chocolate (PHOTOS)

Originally posted 10/15/2014 01:15PM

The milk, white and dark cocoa gown took three months and 132 lbs. of chocolate to make

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George Clooney to Visit Downton Abbey | George Clooney

George Clooney to Visit Downton Abbey

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.

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The Wait Is Over! See the Trailer for Downton Abbey's New Season | Downton Abbey

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Watch the Trailer for Downton Abbey's New Season

Originally posted 08/30/2014 04:40PM

There's a fire burning at Downton Abbey and we're not just talking about the heated passions.

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Why Downton Abbey Is the Drama to Beat at the Emmy Awards | Downton Abbey

Why Downton Abbey Is the Drama to Beat at the Emmy Awards

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.

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Why Downton Abbey's Maggie Smith Should Win an Emmy

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Why Downton Abbey's Maggie Smith Should Win an Emmy

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.

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See These Adorable Kids Re-Enact the Grittiest Emmy-Nominated Dramas

Originally posted 08/22/2014 04:10PM

The world of prestige TV is not a safe one for children. When people aren't being eaten by dragons, they're getting pushed in front of subway cars or murdered in other dangerous ways.

What's one way to make these shows more kid-friendly? Remake them with actual kids, of course!

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Why Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt Should Win an Emmy

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Why Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt Should Win an Emmy

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.

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Why Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery Should Win an Emmy

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Why Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery Should Win an Emmy

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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Can You Guess the Best Series Emmy Nominations?

Can You Guess the Best Series Emmy Nominations?

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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