Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 26, 2010
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
90 min.
Country
UK
Network
ITV TV Network

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Downton Abbey (UK)

Downton Abbey is a historical drama written by Julian Fellowes. The series follows the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them in an Edwardian country house just after the turn of the 20th century.

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05x05 Series 5, Episode 5 Aired: Oct. 19, 2014

Simon Bricker returns to talk about the painting with Cora. His his flirting though could have crossed the line. Mary is surprised by Charles …

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05x06 Series 5, Episode 6(Sunday Oct. 26th, 2014 9:00PM on itv (UK))

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Sue Johnston To Guest Star On 'Downton Abbey'
Sue Johnston is set to guest star on the upcoming fifth season of ITV’s hit period drama Downton Abbey. Johnston, who is arguably best known for her role on the BBC comedy The Royle Family, will play Denker, Lady’s Maid to Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham. The award winner is the latest actor confirmed for a guest role on Downton Abbey, which returns for an 8 episode fifth season and a Christmas special later this year. Other guest stars lined up for season five include Richard E. Grant, Anna Chancellor and Rade Sherbedgia.

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  • Julian Fellowes' inspiration for his original story came from authors such as Edith Wharton ("The Buccaneers") and close friend Henry James's general research of the novel's time period and…
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    Julian Fellowes' inspiration for his original story came from authors such as Edith Wharton ("The Buccaneers") and close friend Henry James's general research of the novel's time period and subject matter. He also sourced the 1989 book "To Marry an English Lord". Elizabeth McGovern's character Cora, was the first one that he developed.
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  • Initially some British viewers accused creator Julian Fellowes of plagiarism - borrowing ideas from Louisa May Alcott's classic novel 'Little Women.' The BBC even produced a spoof of the show…
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    Initially some British viewers accused creator Julian Fellowes of plagiarism - borrowing ideas from Louisa May Alcott's classic novel 'Little Women.' The BBC even produced a spoof of the show starring Kim Cattrall.
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  • The series is filmed at Highclere Castle, set on 1,000 acres in West Berkshires, Hampshire--a landmark estate owned by the Carnarvon family since the late 17th century. It's open to the…
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    The series is filmed at Highclere Castle, set on 1,000 acres in West Berkshires, Hampshire--a landmark estate owned by the Carnarvon family since the late 17th century. It's open to the public during the summer for $27 admission fee and can also be rented for weddings and other events. The kitchen and servants' quarters, however, are shot in a London studio because those parts of Highclere have been modernized.
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