Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey Season 6 Trailer Warns Heartache, Tears Ahead (watch!)

“Downton Abbey” is heading into its sixth and final season this fall and a new trailer for the UK premiere in September hints at plenty of tragedy and tears ahead. The Crawley family’s privileged way of life may be the biggest victim. You may recall, the series kicked off in 1912 at the height of the Edwardian era, when the British peerage lived in a privileged and highly regimented culture. ...

Downton Abbey Success Spawns Slew of New British Shows on PBS (video!)

Downton Abbey, on of the most successful shows ever imported for American viewing on PBS has triggered a new British invasion on public television, with the arrival of two new series later this year. “Arthur & George,” starring Martin Clunes (Doc Martin), and “Home Fires” will become part of the Masterpiece series, the networks flagship station WGBH announced. Samantha Bond from “Downton Abbey” and Francesca Annis, best known for films such as “Dune” and the television shows “Reckless,” and “Wives and Daughters,” will star in “Home Fires.”...

Michelle Dockery Rockin’ Again on Downton Abbey (New Trailer!)

Michelle Dockery character Lady Mary Crawley opens a new “Downton Abbey” trailer facing a life or death decision, but otherwise the old castle looks like it will be hopping during the show’s fourth season as the Jazz Age gets into full swing. The 30-second spot touting the show’s return on PBS’s Masterpiece Theater will have a full plate scandal and intrigue as the proper Crawleys meet the modern age head on. ...

Downton Abbey Invaded by Jazz Age, New Faces in Season 4

Downton Abbey’s stately manor house will look the same, but plenty of new faces will be making the scene, as yet another veteran departs ahead of Season 4. And, get ready for Shirley MacLaine to stir the pot again as the mother of Lady Cora Crawley (Elizabeth McGovern). During Season 3, the show lost Jessica Brown Findlay, who played Lady Sybil and Dan Stevens, who played Downton Abbey heir Matthew Crawley....

Downton Abbey Creator Sets Sail on Titanic Adventure (watch!)

Julian Fellowes, creator of the hit British series “Downton Abbey,” provides a fresh look at the great Titanic disaster with a special focus on the ship’s rigid class system, from the upper decks to the depth of steerage. The four-part mini-series will portray the ship “in a way that other versions haven’t been,” Fellowes told London’s Daily Mail newspaper. Fascination with the disaster has only intensified since the wreck was found on the sea floor in 1985....