British actress Michelle Dockery, who receives the Variety Icon Award at TV drama festival Canneseries in Cannes, Southern France on Saturday, spoke at a masterclass earlier in the day about her career and roles in TV series like “Downton Abbey,” “Good Behavior” and “Godless.” Dockery said that even when she was a child she was […]
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“Letty is the sort of character that feels like she can do anything,” Michelle Dockery says. “She’s fearless like that.” Look at the roles the British actress has on the horizon, and it’s clear she and her Good Behavior alter ego have that in common. After six seasons as Lady Mary on Downton Abbey, Dockery signed on to play Letty — a recovering addict and unrepentant thief who hooks up with a hitman (Juan Diego Botto’s Javier) while hoping to someday give her son, Jacob (Nyles Julian Steele), a “normal life.” She remembers the TNT drama’s creator, Chad Hodge, and director of its 2016 pilot, Charlotte Sieling, wrote a manifesto.
Maria Doyle Kennedy ('Orphan Black') and Ed Speleers ('Wolf Hall') have signed on for key roles for the fourth season of Starz's 'Outlander,' which began filming this week in Scotland.
Showrunner Dominic Minghella and star Tom Cullen preview the drama, which co-stars Jim Carter and Julian Ovenden. Cullen also shares his Chain Mail Diet.
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Victoria came to the throne at the age of 18 and apparently nursed a crush on her adviser, Lord Melbourne, as who would not, since he’s played here by Rufus Sewell at his most hunky-polite. Based on the historical novel by Daisy Goodwin, this production seems to strive for a cross between Gossip Girl and Downton Abbey, and is thus an amusing trifle. Wearing a crown that looks like a gigantic, bejeweled wedding cake, Coleman’s Victoria is alternately shrewdly clever and melodramatically emotional.
Easily one of the most entertaining productions Netflix has ever streamed, The Crown is a royal soap opera on a grand scale. Lavishly produced by creator-writer Peter Morgan, the drama is one of Netflix’s most expensive series to date, and it features fittingly lavish performances — most prominently by Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth and Doctor Who’s Matt Smith as her husband, Philip Mountbatten. The 10-part series, which begins streaming Friday on Netflix, delves into more British backbiting, snobbiness, and snippiness than a season’s worth of Downton Abbey.
After six seasons as America’s premiere Anglophiliac obsession, Downton Abbey switched off the lights and packed away the fine china earlier this year. But on his way out of the stately English manor, series creator Julian Fellowes has been careful to leave the door ajar for a return visit, potentially on the big screen. “I would be surprised if there wasn’t a Downton movie,” Fellowes tells Yahoo TV, echoing sentiments he’s expressed elsewhere. “Most movies you essentially make as a punt, because you don’t know if there’s an audience for it. ...
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After six seasons, the time finally came to say goodbye to Downton Abbey. And if you were expecting a sad ending, sorry: It was pretty much all good news.
When Downton Abbey premiered in the United States in January 2011, it was just another entry in PBS’ Masterpiece schedule. It arrived in America at a time when Masterpiece Theatre was going through an identity crisis, trying to boost its ratings by splitting into subdivisions such as Masterpiece Mystery and Masterpiece Contemporary—the latter as foolish a re-branding as Coca-Cola’s New Coke. Little did PBS know that it wasn’t re-branding it needed at all: what was necessary for a resurgence was something buried deep in the very roots of the network: a lively soap opera whose mix of upstairs posh and downstairs cook-and-wash would hit the spot for American Anglophiles in a way no other PBS entry had done since Upstairs Downstairs, the ur-Downton from the mid-1970s whose co-creator and co-star, Jean Marsh, once accused Downton of ripping off.
Downton Abbey‘s penultimate episode was one full of drama, from Edith and Mary’s blowup six seasons in the making to Barrow’s attempted suicide, but fans should expect to shed a different kind of tear when the series finale airs Sunday on Masterpiece on PBS.
Warning: This recap for Season 6, “Episode Seven” of Downton Abbey contains spoilers. In the Grand Love Prix between the Crawley sisters, Mary is hitting the brakes, while Edith is going full speed ahead. The entire family goes to Brooklands to watch Henry Talbot’s race, but the day turns tragic when his friend, Charlie Rogers, dies in a crash.
On Sunday, Downton Abbey opened it’s doors to the village people (not the band). In hopes of raising a couple of extra pounds sterling, Tom and Mary thought it would be a good idea to offer a tour of their family estate to the common folk. Lady Mary and Henry Talbot seem to be getting along splendidly.
War and Peace: Leo Tolstoy As A YA-Novel Writer I would not recommend that any student assigned to read Leo Tolstoy’s War & Peace using the BBC version premiering on American TV Monday night as a cheat-sheet substitute. When you bring up the incest subplot, your teacher will know you’ve not been doing the required assignment.
Half of Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards show will give prizes to TV shows—a wide range of shows, most from cable and streaming outlets, few from the major networks. There are a lot of big names and big talent involved. Here are my predictions for who will win. Please feel free to add your own predictions to mine in the comments section.
We have an early Christmas present for all you Downton Abbey fans: this hilarious video of the cast giggling like schoolkids and saying naughty things while playing the incredibly naughty party game Cards Against Humanity.
In other words, Betty Grissom, who liked “clever food,” made the cheese porcupine and very much appreciated the meatloaf cupcakes. The Bachelor franchise has a long, glorious history of featuring dates where contestants ignore beautifully-arranged plates of food, but on this summer’s guilty pleasure Bachelor in Paradise, contestants Joshua and Tenley did get to indulge in a true culinary treat. Francisco Ruano, the chef at Restaurant Alcalde, plied the duo with scallops ceviche, braised local beef, and some kind of fancy cheese-based dessert.
The show’s cast and producers joined reporters at PBS’s summer press tour today to bid a fond farewell to the Crawleys.