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Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery Joins Netflix Miniseries Godless

NetflixsGodless just acquired a goddess of British period drama. Downton AbbeysMichelle Dockery will play the female lead in the streaming video sites upcoming miniseries, our sister site Variety reports. The 1880s-set Western drama follows a dangerous outlaw Frank (played by The Newsrooms Jeff Daniels)who will stop at nothing to hunt down his partner-turned-mortal enemy Roy [] //

More Downton Abbey Movie Buzz As Final Season Scores 10 Emmy Nominations

The Television Academy today seemed to join the chorus of voices calling for a Downton Abbey movie, as the PBS/Masterpiece show clocked 10 nominations for its final season, bringing it to a total 69 for its six-season run. The show will compete in the Outstanding Drama category, with further nominations for Julian Fellowes as a writer and Maggie Smiths inimitable supporting role as the Dowager Duchess, Lady Violet. Michael Engler is nominated for directing the season.   Read More... //

Downton Abbey Star Made Dame, Rod Stewart Knighted By Queen Elizabeth II

Move over, Maggie Smith . Downton Abbey now has two dames. Penelope Wilton, who played Isobel Crawley on all six seasons of the popular British drama, was made a dame the female equivalent of a knight by Queen Elizabeth II on Friday. Wilton, a prolific stage actress who has also appeared in films ranging from Shaun of the Dead to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, was honored for her services to drama. Her Downton costar and on-screen rival Maggie Smith was made a dame in 1990.   Read More... //

‘Downton Abbey’ Creator’s New Series ‘Doctor Thorne’ Heads to Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime is still building its library of original content, though it has a few standouts (mostly comedies like Transparent and Mozart in the Jungle). One thing it is clearly looking to specifically expand on, though, are international acquisitions. This is something Hulu got in the game with early on, and Netflix has (of course) done very well in the last few years. And when specifically talking about offerings from across the pond, PBS is no longer the primary place to find British comedies and dramas. Hulu, Netflix, even Lifetime (War & Peace) and AMC (The Night Manager) have been snatching them up lately, and it seems Amazon Prime is looking to do the same. READ MORE...

Downton Abbey Creator Carnival Films Producing British Settler Drama Jamestown For Sky

Carnival Films, the NBC-Universal owned creator of ratings juggernaut Downton Abbey , is producing Jamestown , an eight part drama about the first British settlers embarking on their lives in America. The show was been commisioned by pan-Euro pay TV giant Sky . Bill Gallagher ( The Paradise ) has written the show. Max Beesley, Jason Flemyng, Dean Lennon-Kelly, Naomi Battrick, Sophie Rundle and Niamh Welsh are in the cast.    Read More...

Downton Abbey Star Jessica Brown Findlay Joins Cast Of Morrissey Biopic Steven

EXCLUSIVE Downton Abbey star Jessica Brown Findlay has joined the cast of Steven , the Mark Gill-directed biopic of iconic British singer Morrissey . Findlay stars opposite Jack Lowden in the lead role, which follows the character from his early life in the 1970s before he went on to become the lead singer in seminal 1980s band The Smiths.   Read More... //

Downton Abbey Movie "Should Definitely" Happen, Says Star Tom Cullen

We know the grave is nowhere near cold yet, but talk of a Downton Abbey movie started way before the series came to an end. Tom Cullen, who played Lady Mary's suitor Lord Gillingham ...  Read More... //

After six seasons, Downton Abbey says goodbye with love, drama and more

Downton Abbey gave its fans the finale they wanted a lavish, stylish celebration of the waning days of the British aristocracy that enforced the virtues of true love and the importance of character above class. Nearly everyone got a richly deserved happy ending. The emphasis on coupling culminating in the wedding of Lady...   Read More... //

The 25 Most Memorable Moments of 'Downton Abbey'

It is truly the end of an era as we bid farewell to the aristocratic Crawley family of Downton Abbey. For six seasons we were embroiled in the lives of Robert Crawley, the Earl of Grantham and his family. We also came to know the servants of the Crawleys, as they worked for the family and cared for the great estate house of Downton. Fans watched the characters grapple with love, jealousy, joy, loss, and the societal rules that governed both the family upstairs and the servants downstairs. Let?s take a look back at the most memorable moments of the series.   Read More... //

Why Maggie Smith Got the Last Line on Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey gave Maggie Smith a big honor in the series finale: the last line. The final episode of the crossover hit drama featured Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael) finally finding happiness. She...   Read More... //