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Originally posted 09/20/2016 09:00PM
For 25 years, actress and singer Paige O'Hara has been the definitive Belle of Beauty and the Beast, but she's more than happy to make room for Emma Watson to take up the role for the upcoming live-action film.
Originally posted 08/12/2015 02:40PM
Be still, our beating hearts: Lady Mary and Matthew Crawley have reunited.
Nearly three years after Dan Stevens' Downton Abbey character Matthew Crawley's devastating death at the end of season 3, the actor reunited with his on-screen wife Michelle Dockery at a special BAFTA event Tuesday in Richmond, England.
Dockery (a.k.a. feisty heiress and widow Mary) took to Instagram to post an adorable reunion photo of the two.
"Reunited. @thatdanstevens I've missed this face," she wrote as the caption to the sweet black-and-white picture, where she has one arm wrapped around Stevens, 32. "#bafta #LastDaysofDownton #matthewandmary."
Originally posted 04/14/2015 06:00PM
"Can't wait for you to be our guest."
Originally posted 03/16/2015 04:00PM
Emma Thompson will portray Mrs. Potts in the upcoming live-action retelling of Beauty and the Beast, Disney announced in a statement released to PEOPLE.
Originally posted 03/05/2015 10:15AM
It appears Beauty has found her Beast – as well as his egotistical antagonist, Gaston.
Originally posted 03/24/2014 12:00PM
Killing off a main character in a television show is a risky move: You're upending the show's world (and putting a coworker out of a job) in the hope that the shake-up will lead to something greater down the line. And guess what? Despite the ministrations of fans, who claim that they will never watch their favorite show without [insert character name here], it often works!
Below, 13 shows that did the same thing The Good Wife did Sunday night, and not only survived, but thrived.
Originally posted 08/08/2013 01:15PM
After losing two beloved main characters – first Lady Sybil and then Matthew – audiences may be wondering what further tragedy lies in store on season 4 of Downton Abbey.
But Michelle Dockery, who plays Lady Mary, reassures fans that as far as she knows, no other major characters will be leaving the show, which is set to return to PBS on Jan. 5, 2014.
"We're all doing series 5 next year," she told a TCA panel at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday.
Originally posted 03/17/2013 01:50PM
Could Dan Stevens be coming back to Downton Abbey – as Matthew Crawley's thinner, darker, scruffier twin?
How else to explain the actor's dramatic transformation from blond and aristocratically well fed to trim and brunette with stubble? (Unless of course it's for another role).
Stevens, 30, last seen crashing to his death on Downton's shocking finale, reemerged over the weekend at the 2012 GLAAD Media Awards in New York with his new look (accentuated by a Calvin Klein Collection suit).
And while Michelle Dockery's Lady Mary is going to have struggle without her exceedingly earnest baby daddy next season, Stevens is taking on new acting challenges, shooting the thriller A Walk Among the Tombstones with Liam Neeson.
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 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."
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