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    [1]Jun 28, 2011
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    Downton Abbey has made it to 2011 TV choice awards shortlist here. Voting can be done here.
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    [2]Jun 29, 2011
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    Thanks, boom-moo. "Downton Abbey" certainly has my vote. I have have just filled it in.

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    [3]Sep 1, 2011
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    It seems that Laura Carmichael, who plays Lady Edith Crawley, has recently had a broken wrist but thankfully, her time in a cast has only been short so all should be well for the end of filming. Get well soon, Laura!

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    [4]Oct 25, 2011
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    ***Article contains spoilers***

    This article mentions a Christmas especial. Has anyone heard anything about it?
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    [5]Oct 25, 2011
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    I've read quite a bit about and heard who the guest actors are going to be but that's about all. It's not all that far away now. Laughing

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    [6]Oct 26, 2011
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    Can you share the information about the guest actors or is it considered a spoiler? Is there any other thread where I should ask about it? Thanks
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    [7]Oct 26, 2011
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    Oops, sorry! It might have helped if I had actually NAMED the actors but my internet was misbehaving and I told myself I would do it later.


    Ok, the excellent Nigel Havers will play an aristocrat by the name of Lord Hepworth who will be at Downton over the Christmas/New Year period. Sharon small from 'The Inspector Lynley Mysteries' will also join the cast as a maid to the visiting Lady Rosamund Painswick. (Samantha Bond.) Creator and writer, Julian Fellowes, says there may be more to come yet but if so, he will reveal more as the air date approaches. Sounds like fun! Laughing

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    [8]Oct 26, 2011
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    Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge have all hinted strongly that there will be a third series of 'Downton Abbey' which will take the Crawley family into the 1920s. Gareth Neame (Executive Producer) has stated in many interviews that with Fellowes' writing style, the series could definitely continue for three of four series, maybe more but Julian Fellowes himself, while hinting strongly that a third series is extremely likely, says that if it happens, the show would end after that. Amy Nuttall who plays Ethel Parks in series 2 has also hinted that there will be a third series by stating that 'my character will not be seen in the third series.'. Fellowes says the final decision has yet to be made so I suppose we will all just have to wait and see.

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    [9]Nov 7, 2011
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    Thank you so much for all the information
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    [10]Nov 11, 2011
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    You are more than welcome. Laughing

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    [11]Jan 15, 2012
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    Downton Abbey has just won the Golden Globe in the category of Best mini-series or tv movie, yay!
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    [12]Jan 16, 2012
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    Congratulations to everyone involved with 'Downton Abbey'. A much-deserved win for such a quality drama. Laughing

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    [13]Jan 26, 2012
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    And following the great strike, Downton Abbey won last night the NTA in the category of Best Drama, yay!
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    [14]Feb 5, 2012
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    I just read about that. We have had major storms and no internet for about a week so I am only just catching up. Great news!

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    [15]Jul 19, 2012
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    Downton Abbey has received several Emmy nominations. Check them out here
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    [16]Jul 22, 2012
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    I am very pleased to see 'Downton' receive so many nominations. I shall be keeping my fingers crossed. Smile

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    [17]Jul 22, 2012
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    If any fans haven't seen the spoof 'advertisement' of 'A Very Carson Christmas', I suggest you look it up as it's very funny!

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    [18]Jul 23, 2012
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    Some American television entertainment programs are reporting that Julian Fellowes has announced that there will be two more seasons of 'Downton Abbey' after the upcoming one but I cannot find any official sources to confirm or deny it. I will keep you posted.


    What IS certain, as it came straight from the production company itself, is that Dan Stevens, Siobahn Finneran and Jessica Brown Findlay have yet to sign their contracts as they are holding out for more money. My personal feeling is that Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley) will be back, as filming has already finished for season 3 and I can't find any source to say that he won't be in this or any subsequent series but the contract issues are certainly real enough.


    Like I said, I'll keep you posted and let you know when I have some official news.

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    [19]Jul 30, 2012
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    Good luck to Dame Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, Joanne Froggatt, Brendan Coyle and, of course, the excellent Julian Fellowes at this year's Emmy Awards. Good luck for the show as well! Here's hoping for some wins.

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    [20]Aug 1, 2012
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    A funny anecdote regarding the nominations:

    The scene in question was shot on July 19 - aka Emmy nominations day - and, as Anna's portrayer, Joanne Froggatt (Anna) and Brendan Coyle (Bates) were had just shot one half of the scene and then broke for lunch. During the lunch break Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary) called and told Joanne that she was nominated so she screamed and jumped up and down in her dressing room. When she met up back with Brendan to carry on filming the scene they told each other that they had both been nominated. So one half of the scene was shot pre-Emmy nominations and one half is shot post-Emmy nominations. In the later shot Joanne has very red ears and a flushed face, so makeup had to spray her down with foundation.

    ***Warning: the source contains slight season 3 spoilers*** Source.
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