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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05x01 Series 5, Episode 1 Aired: Jan. 04, 2015

Early 1924 Both the Earl and Carson are upset by the election of a Labour government. The villagers want to build a war memorial, and ask Carson …

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Downton Abbey To End After Season 6

It was announced today that Downton Abbey will be concluding after its sixth season. The hit series has been PBS' top drama in its history, amassing millions of viewers around the world and picking up a multitude of awards from the likes of the Emmys, Golden Globes, SAGs and BAFTAs.

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  • As a guest on "Late Show with David Letterman" (1993) {(#19.88)}, Michelle Dockery revealed that, given her working class background, had she been affiliated in any way with society depicted…
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    As a guest on "Late Show with David Letterman" (1993) {(#19.88)}, Michelle Dockery revealed that, given her working class background, had she been affiliated in any way with society depicted in the story's time frame, she would most likely have been her housemaid Anna rather than the aristocratic Lady Mary Crawley she portrays so convincingly in the series.
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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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  • In the 2012 book "The Chronicles of Downton Abbey: A New Era," authors Jessica Fellowes and Matthew Sturgis clarify that although Cora's late father (who has been identified on the show as…
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    In the 2012 book "The Chronicles of Downton Abbey: A New Era," authors Jessica Fellowes and Matthew Sturgis clarify that although Cora's late father (who has been identified on the show as Isidore Levinson, a dry-goods magnate from Cincinnati, Ohio) was Jewish, her mother, Martha, was Episcopalian and raised Cora likewise.
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