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6 items from 2015


Night Falls on ‘Downton Abbey’: Behind the Scenes of the Final Episodes

9 December 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It is a hot, humid day in rural Hampshire, England, in high summer. Inside Highclere Castle, the mock-Gothic Victorian estate that gives spectacular views over the surrounding countryside, preparations for a Yorkshire Christmas are underway. The fire is lit; elaborate floral displays are arranged on the staircase and in the sitting room where the Crawley family will gather for the festive celebrations. And a makeup artist wearing shorts and sunglasses is touching up the Countess of Grantham’s face.

The year is 1925, but the 21st century keeps intruding on the set of “Downton Abbey,” the now-iconic show created by Julian Fellowes that gave TV executives the confidence to reinvest in period drama.

There is an end-of-semester atmosphere as cast and crew go about their work on the series’ sixth and final season. The sister and elderly father of Hugh Bonneville (aka Robert, Earl of Grantham) are visiting the set. So, »

- Steve Clarke and Debra Birnbaum

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TV News Roundup: Lily James Returns to ‘Downton,’ ‘Once Upon a Time’ Casts Hercules

16 November 2015 4:39 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A “Downton” regular comes home for the finale, and “Once Upon a Time” has some Herculean casting. Plus, Oprah, Jennifer Lopez and more stars are being honored by “Entertainment Tonight,” in today’s TV news roundup. . .

Casting News:

“Once Upon a Time” has added newcomer Jonathan Whitesell as Hercules and “Hannibal” alum Kacey Rohl as Megara for the 13th episode of Season 5, according to TV Line. The mythological hero is described as a “a dashing, strapping young man” while Meg is reportedly “a plucky young adventurer with a sly sense of humor.” The news lends credence to fan speculation that the recently cast Greg Germann is playing “Hercules” villain Hades. Showrunners Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis recently hinted at the show’s upcoming “Hercules” twist in an interview with Variety.

Lily James, whose character Rose grew into a proper young wife and headed for America at the end of last season, »

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Downton Abbey Series Finale Details Revealed: Who's Back and What to Expect

16 November 2015 12:05 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

This is it, Downton Abbey fans. The final episode ever of Downton Abbey is set to air in the United States on Sunday, March 6 and Carnival Films and Masterpiece have finally revealed the guest stars and details of the TV event. Lily James and Matt Barber return as Lady Rose and Attics Aldrige, as does Peter Egan as Shrimpie, Lady Rose's father. Patricia Hodge also guests as Bertie Pelham's mother in the final episode. The series finale is airing on Christmas in the United Kingdom. "The last ever episode offers all the love and loss, happiness and heartbreak of Downton Abbey, and as the family and servants prepare to welcome 1926, they celebrate an unforgettable New Year's Eve together at the great »

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‘Downton Abbey’ Christmas Special Casts Bertie’s Mom, Brings Back Prior Stars

16 November 2015 12:05 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Merry Christmas, “Downton Abbey” fans: The concluding British drama is bringing back several guest stars for its last-ever episode. The upstairs/downstairs show has also cast Patricia Hodge as Bertie’s mother. Lily James, Matt Barber and Peter Egan will return to say goodbye, along with the rest of the regular cast. The last-ever episode will see the family and its servants ringing in 1926. The final season will premiere in the U.S. on Sunday, Jan. 3, culminating with the series finale on March 6. “Downton” Abbey has always ended its seasonal runs with a Christmas special. Overseas, the show hit a two-year ratings. »

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Peter Egan Speaks Out Against Slow Loris Pet Trade In Viral PSA Video

16 June 2015 3:43 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Downtown Abbey actor Peter Egan and The International Animal Rescue teamed up in a new PSA video warning us about the mistreatment of YouTube’s favorite tickling animal — the slow loris. Peter Egan in ‘Tickling Is Torture’ PSA Video on Slow Loris Abuse The slow loris is a small nocturnal primate found mostly in Southeast […]

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Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar to lead ITV crime drama Unforgotten

9 March 2015 4:22 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar are to lead a new ITV drama series.

Unforgotten will be a six-part series written by Undeniable's Chris Lang, and will focus on a 39-year-old murder case.

The bones of a young man are discovered below a demolished house, prompting an investigation that rocks the lives of four people who have been waiting for this moment to come.

Trevor Eve, Bernard Hill, Ruth Sheen and Tom Courtenay will also star in the drama.

Walker and Bhaskar will play the lead roles of Dci Cassie Stuart and DS Sunil 'Sunny' Khan, who will look into the case and speak to the four main suspects.

The drama will be set in different areas of the UK, including the London suburbs, the Essex coast, Westminster and the Fens.

Other supporting cast members include Gemma Jones, Brian Bovell, Cherie Lunghi, Hannah Gordon, Claire Goose, Tamzin Malleson, Frances Tomelty and Peter Egan. »

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