A civil war is brewing in the UK, y’all: It’s “Downton Abbey” vs. “Sherlock,” and things are getting ugly.
“Sherlock” star Benedict Cumberbatch recently did an interview for Reader’s Digest magazine, in which he ruthlessly slammed “Downton Abbey.” Cumberbatch is starring in the upcoming series “Parade’s End,” which Cumberbatch says plays on the current nostalgia for the pre-WWI Britain.
“‘Downton’ traded a lot on the sentiment in… Continue reading 'Downton Abbey' vs 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch: A war of the words
We know — it’s really hard waiting for Downton Abbey season three to being in January. And while we can’t offer any casting or plot morsels to keep you sated until that fateful winter day, we can help tide you over with a few fun tidbits on the period drama’s elaborate costumes.
According to star Michelle Dockery (left), when the cast… Continue reading What’s Really Under Those Elaborate ‘Downton Abbey’ Costumes?
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Shirley MacLaine joined the cast and creator Julian Fellowes for a preview of Downton Abbey‘s season 3 (which debuts in the U.S. January 6) at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour Saturday night. MacLaine, 77, will play Martha Levinson, Cora’s American mother, who will clash wildly (here’s video!) with Maggie Smith’s Dowager Countess. Their rivalry goes way… Continue reading ‘Downton Abbey’ creator, cast talk season 3
“Downton Abbey” star Jessica Brown Findlay, who plays Lady Sybil, is gearing up for her pregnancy storyline in Season 3. The actress was disappointingly absent from the Season 2 finale Christmas episode, as she and new husband Branson were over in Dublin and informed their parents of the pregnancy through the post. But Findlay tells the U.K.’s Sun newspaper that she’s ready to come back… Continue reading 'Downton Abbey's' Jessica Brown Findlay preparing for pregnancy plot
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A star-studded cast (Dame Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Brendan Coyle, Dan Stevens) round out the glittering, gossipy, and beguiling men and women of this epic tale! After… Continue reading Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 1 [Blu-ray] Reviews