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Fellowes Opens up About Downton Abbey’s First Black Character

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, October 21, 2013 - 8:03am

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is opening up more about why he felt it was time to add the first black character to the cast of the period drama. Fellowes felt that Black Britons needed to see more positive...

It's possible that the character Jack Ross (played by Gary Carr) is based on real jazz star Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson.

Downton Abbey’s Jack Ross Based on Real Jazz Singer?

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 9:57am

Downton Abbey’s Jack Ross could be based on the very real black American jazz musician Leslie “Hutch” Hutchinson. That's what the U.K.’s Daily Mail and The Telegraph are proposing. Hutchinson was popular in the 1920s...

Return to Downton Abbey on TV, Reminisce in Newnan

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, October 11, 2013 - 4:26am

In December, you’ll get a chance to get a full blown preview of season four of Downton Abbey. While if you’re in Newnan, Ga next week, you can reminisce in person with fellow fans. We plan to air the Masterpiece...

Downton Abbey Season 4 New Video: Lady Mary, Angry Widow

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, October 4, 2013 - 6:02am

In the latest Downton Abbey Season 4 preview clip we see just how badly Mary is taking Matthew’s death. Bad is an understatement. In the first few seconds of the video, the poor widow Crawley has an outburst at the...

Rob James Collier reveals who Bates' character is based on. (Image from http://instagram.com/pbsofficial.)

Five Things You Don't Know About Downton Abbey

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, September 27, 2013 - 1:30am

Did you know that Cora, Mary and Edith’s rooms are all the same? Or that baby George is named after a producer’s family member? Did you realize that Bates is modeled after a blaxpoitation film character? No I didn’t...

Ex-valet Mr. Moseley seen during better times. (Courtesy PBS)

Downton Abbey Video Clip: Hard Times for Mr. Molesley

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 6:32am

Lady Mary and the Crawleys aren’t the only ones devastated by cousin Matthew’s death. Our hapless yet lovable servant Mr. Molesley has fallen on hard times due to Mr. Crawley’s demise. Molesley was Matthew’s valet. Now...

Tom Cullen is one of the new guys of Downton Abbey. He plays Lady Mary's suitor Lord Gillingham. (Image courtesy PBS.)

The New Guys of Downton Abbey

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, September 23, 2013 - 9:00am

Downton Abbey is getting a testosterone boost this upcoming season. Several new male characters have been added to the cast as I’ve mentioned before. In the U.K., the actors are stars. On this side of the fence, not so...

Dame Maggie Smith is nominated once more for an Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy.

Root for Downton Abbey at the Emmys

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, September 20, 2013 - 11:20am

And the Emmy goes to Downton Abbey - we hope! Downton is nominated for 12 awards including Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series for Julian Fellowes and Outstanding Drama series. Michelle Dockery is nominated for...

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Downton Abbey Cast/Creators Preview Season 4 in 90 Seconds

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 7:56am

In 90 seconds, the cast and producers of Downton Abbey reveal what will happen in season 4. Well just a little bit. In a new quick clip released to PBS, Michelle Dockery, Julian Fellowes, Joanne Froggart, Laura...

Stevens will voice TIM the computer on the CW's sci-fi show.

Downton Abbey Alum Dan Stevens Lands Spot on the CW’s “Tomorrow People”

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, September 9, 2013 - 7:50am

If you’re still bummed that you won’t be able to see Dan Stevens on the next season of Downton Abbey, here’s some small consolation. You’ll be able to hear him on the CW show The Tomorrow People. Stevens will voice TIM...

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