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Downton Abbey: Why it had to end after its 6th series

26 March 2015 10:24 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Julian Fellowes and ITV have confirmed that popular drama Downton Abbey will come to an end after this year's sixth series.

The news is pretty huge in the world of television, as it has been consistently one of the UK's biggest shows since its launch in 2010, and has achieved massive success in the Us and beyond.

Downton Abbey: 8 stories we want for series 6

Ending the series was likely to be a very difficult decision for ITV, especially considering its appeal abroad and its continued success at Us award ceremonies, but it was also in danger of hanging around too long.

Julian Fellowes was stuck in a peculiar situation, as he could never have imagined that it would take off in the manner in which it did. UK audiences are used to dramas either lasting for a few series or going on for yonks, while the Us are accustomed to »

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Downton Abbey movie is being contemplated, says Gareth Neame

26 March 2015 9:49 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Downton Abbey will end on Christmas Day this year after series six finishes - but we might not have seen the last of the Crawley family.

Speaking to reporters at a press conference to announce the show's end, Downton executive producer and Carnival Films managing director Gareth Neame revealed that a feature film based on the hit ITV show is being considered.

"I can confirm that there have been rumours that there might be a Downton movie," Neame said. "Our position on that is that [Julian Fellowes and I] would be very interested. It is definitely something that we're contemplating.

"It would be great fun to do. I think it would be a wonderful extension of everything people love about the TV show. But I can't confirm that it's definitely going to happen. It would take a lot of planning and thinking about. We shall see."

Neame was less certain of a spin-off happening, »

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Downton Abbey movie is being contemplated, says Gareth Neame

26 March 2015 9:49 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Downton Abbey will end on Christmas Day this year after series six finishes - but we might not have seen the last of the Crawley family.

Speaking to reporters at a press conference to announce the show's end, Downton executive producer and Carnival Films managing director Gareth Neame revealed that a feature film based on the hit ITV show is being considered.

"I can confirm that there have been rumours that there might be a Downton movie," Neame said. "Our position on that is that [Julian Fellowes and I] would be very interested. It is definitely something that we're contemplating.

"It would be great fun to do. I think it would be a wonderful extension of everything people love about the TV show. But I can't confirm that it's definitely going to happen. It would take a lot of planning and thinking about. We shall see."

Neame was less certain of a spin-off happening, »

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Downton Abbey to end: How is Twitter reacting?

26 March 2015 9:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The worst-keep secret in television was finally confirmed today (March 26) when ITV announced that Downton Abbey will end with its sixth series.

Creator Julian Fellowes has promised to send the Crawley family out in style as they reach the height of the Roaring '20s.

Below, we gather reactions to the end of Downton Abbey as viewers prepare to say goodbye to the Dowager Countess, Lady Mary and the rest of the Crawleys:

The time has come to announce that Series 6 will be our final visit to #Downton. Thank you for sharing our journey! pic.twitter.com/s8NWG1w7g9

Downton Abbey (@DowntonAbbey) March 26, 2015

After an amazing 5 years, the next series of #DowntonAbbey will be the last. We can't wait to see what happens! pic.twitter.com/uJvBp2KUI9

— ITV (@ITV) March 26, 2015

It's official DowntonPBS Season 6 will be the final season. More info: http://t.co/sxu0WZP5rt @PBS pic. »

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It's Official: Downton Abbey Is Ending After Season 6

26 March 2015 8:54 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The rumors are true: Downton Abbey is ending. The upcoming season, the crossover hit drama's sixth, will be its last. The final episode will air on Christmas Day 2015 in the UK. Of course the Us release will be staggered. Rumors have been swirling about the end of Downton for some time with Allen Leech telling E! News he wasn't sure how much longer the show could last after season six. Maggie Smith also expressed doubt about the show's future in a recent interview, citing her popular character's age. Downton Abbey's executive producers released lengthy statements you can read below. "Millions of people around the world have followed the journey of the Crawley family and »

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Downton Abbey to end after sixth series, ITV confirms

26 March 2015 8:51 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Downton Abbey's upcoming sixth series will be its last, ITV has confirmed.

The broadcaster has announced that the period drama will air its final episode during the Christmas season in the UK.

The final episode of Julian Fellowes' drama will follow an eight-episode series, which is scheduled to air this autumn.

Fellowes said: "The Downton journey has been amazing for everyone aboard. People ask if we knew what was going to happen when we started to make the first series and the answer is that, of course we had no idea.

"Exactly why the series had such an impact and reached so many people around the world, all nationalities, all ages, all types, I cannot begin to explain. But I do know how grateful we are to have been allowed this unique experience.

"I suspect the show will always be a principal marker in most of our careers »

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'Downton Abbey' Will End After Season 6: Report

23 March 2015 9:35 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Maggie Smith tipped her hand when she commented recently that she may or may not be leaving "Downton Abbey," and now comes word on why that might be: The PBS drama will end after its upcoming sixth season.

TVLine reports that the Emmy-winning series will come to an end after the next batch of episodes airs, noting that the move came down to logistics. The site writes:

The decision to end Downton was mostly a practical one - the cast's contracts expire at the end of Season 6 and, with one or two possible exceptions, the actors are ready to move on.

"You can keep the show going without Matthew and Sybill, but you can't continue it without the entire Crawley family," an insider notes.

Parent company NBC Universal had no comment on TVLine's report. Stay tuned for an official announcement about "Downton"'s end (and when season six may premiere »

- Katie Roberts

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Downton Abbey’s Sixth Season Will Be Its Last

23 March 2015 7:50 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

One of the more curious television success stories in recent years, ITV and PBS’ massively popular historical soap Downton Abbey, will come to an end after next year’s sixth season, multiple publications are reporting.

The British import, which challenged the likes of NBC’s Winter Olympics and AMC’s The Walking Dead for ratings in its prime, depicted the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants on the Yorkshire estate of Downton Abbey. Created by Julian Fellowes, it launched the careers of actors like Dan Stevens (now prepping for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast), Lily James (Cinderella), Michelle Dockery (Non-Stop) and Jessica Brown Findlay (Winter’s Tale).

Sources say that the show’s cancelation is mostly for practical reasons, with star Maggie Smith having threatened to leave the series for the past three years and other main actors moving onto bigger projects. Stevens was one of the first to jump ship, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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"Downton Abbey" Confirmed To Be Ending?

21 March 2015 6:11 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

It was expected, but now it seems set - this year's sixth season of "Downton Abbey" is set to be the show's last.

TV Line claims cast contracts expire after the sixth season and, with the exception of just one or two actors, the cast is ready to move on

Their source says: "You can keep the show going without Matthew and Sybill, but you can't continue it without the entire Crawley family." The news comes just weeks after Maggie Smith suggested the end was near for the series. »

- Garth Franklin

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Glee Series Finale: The Best Cameos and Callbacks

20 March 2015 11:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

[Youtube "qaqVwlkTENc"] Many faces have passed through the halls of William McKinley High School. On Glee's series finale Friday, an impressive number of the show's alums - not to mention some of its more memorable fashion fads and cultural touchstones - appeared in Lima for one last song and dance. Here are a few of the highlights from the welcome returns, quirky character traits and celebrity cameos from Glee's two-hour finale.Everyone in the "I Lived" numberMike Chang (Harry Shum Jr.)! Sugar Motta (Vanessa Lengies)! All those Glee Project kids! The series-closing musical number had nearly everybody - old, new and in between. »

- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard

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Downton Abbey: UK Series Ending, No Season Seven

20 March 2015 8:14 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

All good things must come to an end and it looks like Downton Abbey is no exception. The UK historical drama is ending with the upcoming sixth season reports TVLine. The series airs on PBS here in the Us.

Word is that many of the castmembers' contracts are due to expire at the end of season six and they are ready to move on. Earlier this month, actress Maggie Smith teased that the series would be ending, saying, "I can't see how it could go on... I mean, I certainly can't keep going. To my knowledge, I must be 110 by now. We're into the late 1920s."

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Downton Abbey Ending with 6th Season

20 March 2015 7:34 PM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

PBS lovers, we have bad news for Downton Abbey fans. After rumors of Maggie Smith may be leaving and historical errors, Juliian Fellowes knew they needed to end it on a high note. Thus the unofficial announcement is that they will end with the sixth season. The show has seen many bright days even leading to a holiday album. However, the stars contract will be ending at the end of the season and without Maggie playing the family leader-it could be time to wrap it all up. NBC Universal has not released a statement on it either way yet.

I am sad to hear this news, but I do applaud them for considering to end it on a high note. Without Maggie Smith, the show seems pointless. She was and is the leader of them in all the plots. But with her health and age, we can see why she »

- Sarah Peel

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'Downton Abbey' Will End with Season 6

20 March 2015 6:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When PBS announced that Downton Abbey was renewed for Season 6 back in November, the network didn't confirm that the upcoming season would be its last. However, today TV Line is reporting that Season 6 will in fact be the final season. The site reports that the cast members' contracts expire after Season 6, and, with the exception of just one or two actors, the cast is now ready to move on. Here's what an unidentified source told TV Line.

"You can keep the show going without Matthew and Sybill, but you can't continue it without the entire Crawley family."

The source's statement refers to Dan Stevens and Jessica Brown Findlay, who played Matthew and Sybill, both of whom left after Season 3. Both actors have recently made the transition to features, with Dan Stevens starring in The Guest, A Walk Among the Tombstones and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb last year, »

- MovieWeb

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Downton Abbey’s Sixth Season Will Reportedly Be Its Last

20 March 2015 3:30 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Looks like Maggie Smith was right, Downton Abbey really can't keep on going. TV Line is reporting that the show's sixth season will be its last. And while some fans will understandably be gutted, they shouldn't be too surprised. According to TV Line, most of the cast members' contracts expire at the end of the upcoming season — currently filming — and, as one source notes, "You can keep the show going without Matthew and Sybill, but you can’t continue it without the entire Crawley family." Long live Lady Grantham! »

- Dee Lockett

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It's True: Downton Abbey's Sixth Season Will Be Its Last

20 March 2015 2:40 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Good news, Downton Abbey fans: You will not be subjected to Lady Mary’s nursing-home years. And the reason brings us to some bad news: The PBS phenom is going the way of Isis the dog.

Multiple sources confirm to TVLine that Downton‘s upcoming sixth season will indeed be its last.

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The decision to end Downton was mostly a practical one — the cast’s contracts expire at the end of Season 6 and, with one or two possible exceptions, the actors are ready to move on. »

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It Will Be a 'Challenge' to Play Me, Queen Tells New Dame Kristin Scott Thomas

19 March 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Kristin Scott Thomas came face-to-face with her next subject when she was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. The actress, 54, is set to play the queen, 88, in the play The Audience which opens next month in London's West End. She is replacing another Dame, Helen Mirren, who originated the role when the play first premiered in London in 2013. "[The queen] asked me what I was doing next, so I had to tell her and she said it would be quite a challenge," the star told reporters as she beamed with delight while showing off her medal at Buckingham Palace. »

- Simon Perry, @SPerryPeoplemag

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Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel wins UK box office again

17 March 2015 6:07 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has won the UK box office for a third consecutive week.

The comedy-drama sequel - starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Richard Gere - fended off competition from Run All Night and claimed £1.4m.

Liam Neeson's latest thriller Run All Night takes £823,000 to secure second spot. Focus drops to third with £805,000.

Suite Francaise with Michelle Williams opens with £503,000, while Fifty Shades of Grey spends its fifth week in the top five, earning £487,000.

Meanwhile, Still Alice rises one place to seventh.

The UK box office top ten in full:

1. (1) The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - £1,409,311

2. (-) Run All Night - £823,833

3. (2) Focus - £805,244

4. (-) Suite Francaise - £503,928

5. (3) Fifty Shades of Grey - £487,635

6. (4) Chappie - £448,288

7. (8) Still Alice - £419,327

8. (5) Big Hero 6 - £387,905

9. (7) Kingsman: The Secret Service - £292,368

10. (6) Shaun the Sheep Movie - £262,862

Source: Rentrak

Watch a trailer for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel »

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John Osborne on Film: The Entertainer

13 March 2015 4:25 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Part I. Anger, Suez and Archie Rice

“There they are,” George Devine told John Osborne, surveying The Entertainer‘s opening night audience. “All waiting for you…Same old pack of c***s, fashionable assholes. Just more of them than usual.” The Royal Court had arrived: no longer outcasts, they were London’s main attraction.

Look Back in Anger vindicated Devine’s model of a writer’s-based theater. Osborne’s success attracted a host of dramatists to Sloane Square. There’s Shelagh Delaney, whose A Taste of Honey featured a working-class girl pregnant from an interracial dalliance; Harold Pinter’s The Room, a bizarre “comedy of menace”; and John Arden’s Serjeant Musgrave’s Dance, which aimed a Gatling gun at its audience. Devine encouraged them, however bold or experimental. “You always knew he was on the writer’s side,” Osborne said.

Peter O’Toole called the Royal Court actors “an »

- Christopher Saunders

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Special! Pictures of the Props of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

12 March 2015 6:45 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

In theaters now in a limited release, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel expand to even more theaters in North America this Friday! Following the global blockbuster hit from 2012, the loveable cast that includes Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Dev Patel, Tina Desai, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup and Lillete Dubey reunite for the another comedy adventure in India. They are joined by Richard Gere in the film directed by Oscar-nominated John Madden.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy »

- Stacey Yount

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How Judi Dench and Maggie Smith got their moment in 'Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

12 March 2015 4:05 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" was a surprise hit three years ago and earned a legion of fans around the world. The ensemble drama about a group of British senior citizens taking up residence in an Indian hotel was missing one key moment, however.  Oscar winners Judi Dench and Maggie Smith barely had a scene together.  Ol Parker, who wrote both "Exotic" and the sequel "Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," takes complete responsibility. "I [expletive] up the first time," Parker says speaking to HitFix earlier this month.  "I mean they don’t talk.  They literally don’t talk for the first movie." That's not entirely true. Evelyn (Dench) and Muriel (Smith) do have a brief exchange towards the end of the film, but it sadly alludes to their lack of screen time.  Muriel notes, "We haven't talked much, you and I" and Evelyn replies, "My looks evidently." Parker recalls, "You’ve got these two titans, »

- Gregory Ellwood

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