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‘Downton Abbey:’ Sixth Season to Be the Last

Downton Abbey will end its run following its upcoming sixth season. Producer Carnival Films made the announcement on Thursday. The production company’s managing director, Gareth Neame, had the following to say. “Millions of people around the world have followed the journey of the Crawley family and those who serve them for the last five years. Inevitably there comes a time …

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Lily James: From ‘Downton Abbey’ to ‘Cinderella,’ and Back Again?

Lily James–known for her role as Lady Rose on Downton Abbey–now stars on the big screen in Cinderella. Will she return to Downton Abbey when the show resumes production later in 2015, long after her prince has slipped that glass slipper on her delicate foot? “I’m really hoping to come back,” Lily James said during a press event for Cinderella …

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Maggie Smith To Leave “Downton Abbey”

Maggie Smith, who plays Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham, on Downton Abbey is ready to call it a day. The 80-year-old actress says that the time has come for ol’ Violet to take a bow. In her own words, Maggie Smith says the role just doesn’t make sense anymore. Either way, the series is likely to end next year with …

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Maggie Smith of ‘Downton Abbey’ Honored by Queen Elizabeth

Maggie Smith, known for her role on the PBS hit series Downton Abbey, was honored on Friday by Queen Elizabeth. The queen made Smith, who plays the Dowager Countess of Grantham, a member of the Order of the Companions of Honor in recognition of her 60 years in theater, cinema and TV. A ceremony honoring the 79-year-old Oscar-winning actress was …

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Maggie Smith Receives Extremely Rare Honor from Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle

Maggie Smith received a rare, distinguished honor from Queen Elizabeth II Friday during a ceremony at Windsor Castle. The actress, who portrays Dowager Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey, received the honor for her contribution to theater, cinema and television for the past 60 years. Companions of Honor is awarded to very few people and is limited to 65 living …

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Elizabeth McGovern Sheds Downton Abbey Persona To Tour As Folk-Rock Musician

In December, US fans of hit BBC series Downton Abbey will have the chance to see another side of Elizabeth McGovern, who plays the character of Cora Crawley. McGovern is actually the vocalist of her band, Sadie and the Hotheads, which is embarking on a 10-day US tour on December 4. Although the timing of her tour seems perfect for …

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Elizabeth McGovern: “Downton Abbey” Star Talks Rock Tour

Elizabeth McGovern has been active in the music and acting world for years now, but her turn as the aristocratic heiress Cora Crawley on runaway hit Downton Abbey has brought her talent to the spotlight for several generations of fans. Now, many of those fans are surprised to learn that she heads up a folk rock band which is about …

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Downton Abbey Season 4 Hits Amazon Prime

If you’ve been waiting to take the trip back to Downton Abbey, today’s the day to start your journey (if you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber). Season four of the hit PBS drama has just landed on Amazon Prime Instant Video. Prime Instant Video is the only subscription streaming service that will have season four, as well as the previous three …

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Downton Abbey Experience Goes On Sale for Charity

Downton Abbey star Laura Carmichael is offering up various Downton Abbey-themed experiences as part of her fundraising efforts for Haiti: Make Births Safe. Carmichael, who stars as Lady Edith on the hit series, is working with the organization to offer a range of prizes, the ultimate one being a day on set at Highclere Castle with Carmichael and other Downton …

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Downton Abbey Cast Told to Stay Off Twitter

Keeping celebrities from Twitter is like trying to hold down the tide. Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes has felt compelled to tell his cast to stay away from social media — Twitter in particular — during filming of new episodes to prevent any spoilers from reaching the public. Fellowes said Downton cast member Richard E. Grant has been tweeting TMI …

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Theo James is Great Kisser According to Divergent Co-Star Shailene Woodley

Theo James is a great kisser, according to Shailene Woodley who stars alongside him in the much-anticipated movie adaptation of Veronica Roth’s best-selling young adult novel Divergent. “He’s an incredibly masculine man with a beautiful soulful heart – and he was a great kisser,” Woodley said in a recent interview. In the movie, which hits theaters this weekend, James plays …

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‘Downton Abbey': A Recap of This Week’s Episode

Those who watched Downton Abbey this week were treated to a lot of content, but left with many questions. For instance, what did Mr. Bates do on his mysterious trip to York? And is Edith really going to secretly put her baby up for adoption in Switzerland? And maybe not as important but still questionable, why was Lady Mary so …

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