05:34 PM EDT 12/20/2014
Originally posted 12/19/2014 10:05AM
Can a girl get a better Christmas present than a kiss from George Clooney?
And not just any kiss. If you happen to be the Countess of Grantham, you get to enjoy a Clooney smooch the full length of your left arm from wrist to shoulder.
Originally posted 12/01/2014 03:50PM
First he gained a British wife, and now George Clooney has joined the aristocracy – well, at Downton Abbey, anyway!
As these on-set pictures prove, Clooney looks every inch the 1930s gentleman, too – complete with slicked-back hair and a wide-lapeled suit.
All he needs to complete the look is a shotgun and a trusty valet to carry his luggage.
Originally posted 08/16/2014 01:05PM
The Crawley crew has once again found its way out of a soggy situation.
On Saturday, the Downton Abbey cast issued an appropriately cheeky response to water-bottle-gate, after a historically inaccurate promotional photo went viral on Thursday. The rebound is perfectly in keeping with the family's ability to finesse an awkward situation with creativity, nobility – and a dash of humor.
Originally posted 08/15/2014 09:30AM
Say this for the Crawleys: They sure know how to hydrate.
Thing is, as this publicity photo to help hype the upcoming season 5 of Downton Abbey all too nakedly displays, for once the noble family has done something wrong – and very publicly.
As picked up by the BBC and several other news outlets worldwide – to say nothing of fans by the thousands – a very modern plastic water bottle perched behind them spoils the otherwise perfect period pose of Robert, Earl of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville), and his daughter, Lady Edith Crawley (Laura Carmichael), as they stand before the grand mantelpiece of the manor.
Originally posted 06/25/2014 11:35AM
When last we left the good folks at Downton Abbey, Lady Mary Crawley (Michelle Dockery) had to choose between suitors, one more handsome and wealthy than the other.
Such a dilemma.
So, where is the show going with this?
Thanks to this newly released teaser for season 5, fans of the acclaimed British period drama can get a glimpse of what's to come – and seemingly without spoilers.
Originally posted 06/18/2014 10:45AM
When last we left Downton Abbey, the Crawley family was teaming up to rescue the Prince of Wales from a royal scandal, while Paul Giamatti was making his first appearance as Cara's boorish brother.
Now, The Hollywood Reporter has a first glimpse at the set of the British drama's upcoming fifth season, currently shooting at England's Highclere Castle.
From the looks of it, the British drama is about to enter its P.G. Wodehouse years, with the ornate finery of the pre-war era giving way to a more casual definition of elegance. (That means tweed. Lots and lots of tweed.)
Originally posted 02/06/2014 02:00PM
The cast of Downton Abbey is offering an opportunity for fans to meet them in London while also helping the people of the Philippines recover from Typhoon Haiyan.
Originally posted 01/20/2014 12:35PM
There was a pall cast over Downton after the dark events of last week's episode. Fortunately, to lift the spirits, this week brought a trip to London, a surprising and modest proposal, dancing at the Lotus Club and the comeuppance of a certain conniving maid.
Here, in seven quotes, is everything you need to know about Sunday night's episode of Downton Abbey:
Originally posted 11/08/2013 10:30AM
Our Dearest Lord Grantham,
How strange, that on this happiest of milestones – the golden celebration of your 50th birthday – we are overcome with Grief! Sadness! Heartache! as we recall your tumultuous 49th year. Even the Dowager agrees with us: you've had a rough go of it. Please, by all means, have one of those newfangled cocktails before you continue reading this entreaty of well-being and support. There, there, our good Lord. There, there.
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.
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