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    'Downton Abbey' in America? Creator Julian Fellowes Lands a New Series at NBC About 1800s New York

    Julian Fellowes, the creator of costume-drama phenom "Downton Abbey" and the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of "Gosford Park," is bringing his next project Stateside. NBC and Universal Television have signed on to "The Gilded Age," a new series created, written and produced by Fellowes.

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    'Downton Abbey' Renewed for a Fourth Season

    In what's bound to be happy news to fans if no real surprise, "Downton Abbey" has been renewed for a fourth season. ITV, the British network that's the original home to the Julian Fellowes-created period drama, announced today that it's commissing a new series of the accla...

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    Kit Harington To Rumble With Paul W.S. Anderson's 'Pompeii'

    From the lands of Westeros to 79 A.D. Italy? We don't think that transition will be too difficult for "Game Of Thrones" star Kit Harington. The actor is slowly but surely beginning to make inroads on the big screen, starring in "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D" (you gotta start so...

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    Julian Fellowes Contemplates 'Downton Abbey' Prequel

    "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes is mulling over a prequel to the latest British upstairs-downstairs series.  His idea is an origin story, centering on "the courtship between Robert and Cora." He mused about the history of Lord and Lady Grantham (Elizabeth McGovern an...

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    Julian Fellowes Planning a 'Downton Abbey' Prequel About Young Robert and Cora

    When "Downton Abbey" eventually comes to an end in a flurry of repressed British emotion, it might not be the last we see of all the characters. Speaking at the at the BAFTA Screenwriters' Lecture series on Wednesday, September 26th, "Downton Abbey" creator and writer Julian ...

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    Watch: 'Downton Arby's' Skewers PBS' Period Drama

    PBS's period hit "Downton Abbey" is almost too easy to mock. Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame's high end upstairs-downstairs soap opera is immensely enjoyable , but it's so very serious and consistent in its tropes -- noble Bates, the eternal victim of injustice, Lady Sybil and...

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    Barbra Streisand's Remake Of 'Gypsy' At Universal Now Official, 'Downton Abbey' Scribe Julian Fellowes To Pen Script

    Well, that took a while to get locked. It was nearly a year ago that talk first cropped up about Universal and Barbra Streisand coming together for a new adaptation of the Broadway musical "Gypsy." Since then, word had grown quiet, and we presume that was due to trying to get Arthur Lauren...

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    Best Downton Abbey Mashups and Parodies

    One of the surest signs that Downton Abbey has become a full-blown hit and pop-cult phenomenon is the mini- and strained flap that has erupted about whether it is snobbish or middle-brow or an old-fashioned soap opera. I don’t see why it can’t be all three. The series satisfies our indul...

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    Why The British Government's Plan To Shake Up Film Financing Is Wrong-Headed & Doomed To Failure

    Eighteen months or so ago, the British film industry, which relies heavily on states subsidy through money from the National Lottery, was thrown into turmoil when the new coalition government, led by Prime Minister David Cameron, announced that they were shutting down the UK Film Council, the organi...

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    Hailee Steinfeld Falls In Love With 'Romeo & Juliet'

    For the young Hailee Steinfeld, the Oscar-nominated star of "True Grit," the world is her oyster. While Jennifer Lawrence has quickly turned Oscar glory into a lead role in a major franchise with "The Hunger Games," Steinfeld hasn't been in quite a rush to decide on what's next. She, too, was briefl...

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