12:52 PM EDT 03/29/2015
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 03/04/2015 01:00PM
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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 01/04/2015 03:35PM
No meth labs. No superheroes. No steamy sex scenes. So what exactly is it that's got me – an avowed avoider of most things period, British and cozy – hooked on Downton Abbey?
As Season 5 kicks off (on PBS at 9 p.m. Sunday), I think it's the show's sense of human decency – amid rapidly changing times and trying circumstances – showcasing the Granthams' (and most of their circle's) ability to maintain stiff upper lips along with soft hearts.
Season 5 is a quiet but pleasurable one – nothing truly major happens, and that's just fine. After the devastation of World War I and, closer to home, the sudden death of Lady Mary's husband Matthew Crawley back in Season 3, there's enough tragedy still reverberating. As the characters all consider the next steps in their lives, here are some highlights of the new season (mild spoiler warning):
Originally posted 12/04/2014 03:00PM
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Originally posted 08/26/2014 06:25PM
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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 07/10/2014 04:00PM
Now that the Emmy nominations are here, some of the day's deserving nominees are weighing in – many in wry fashion.
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.
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