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Lord Fellowes | Julian Kitchener-Fellowes - Lord Fellowes of West Stafford
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[on simplifying Shakespeare's dialogue in Romeo & Juliet
(2013)] To see the original in its absolutely unchanged form, you require a kind of Shakespearian scholarship and you need to understand the language and analyze it and so on. I can do that, because I had a very expensive education, I went to Cambridge.
In 1983 Julian almost landed a plum role on the TV series Fantasy Island
(1977) where he was to be a possible replacement for Hervé Villechaize
's butler. If he had got the part, it would have meant an 8-year contract and, as fate would have it, Downton Abbey
(2010) might never have happened.