02:52 PM EDT 03/30/2015
Originally posted 03/27/2015 11:00AM
Though the show's massive international success could hardly have been anticipated, Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville is somehow "amazed" that the award-winning show went beyond its first season – as was everybody else involved.
"Those who follow the show might remember at the end of [season] 1, there was a slightly odd feeling because some of it was wrapped up in case the show never returned and some of it was led to pen in case it did – so, there was no guarantee the show was going to continue," Bonneville, 51, told ITV's Good Morning Britain.
Originally posted 02/27/2015 09:00AM
[BRIGHTCOVE "4080634843001" "" "" "auto"] Before Downton Abbey finishes its fifth season, many questions must be answered: Will Anna (Golden Globe winner Joanne Froggatt) remain in jail for the murder of her rapist? Will Mary (Michelle Dockery) officially settle on a suitor? And will Violet (Maggie Smith) please deliver a zing – or six – to lighten the mood?
In the midst of all those questions, an exclusive clip sees Lord Grantham (Hugh Bonneville), accompanied by Branson (Allen Leech) and Thomas (Rob James-Collier), heading for a sporting week with the judgmental Lord Sinderby (James Faulkner), aka Lady Rose's new father-in-law.
Originally posted 01/29/2015 07:00AM
Is the end dawning for Lady Mary and the Earl of Grantham?
Just as the stars of Downton Abbey – Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Joanne Froggatt and the others – prepare to shoot season 6 in the spring, speculation has arisen that this could be the popular series' last.
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.
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