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Lord Fellowes | Julian Kitchener-Fellowes - Lord Fellowes of West Stafford
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[on the enduring appeal of 'Romeo and Juliet'] There is something about the ultimate sacrifice to preserve your love, which is completely pure and takes over your life, that we find very appealing - perhaps because it's a sort of ideal that most of us don't live up to. There is a moment in some incredibly unhappy pursuit where most of us think, 'Oh, the he'll with it' and then we just go home. ...
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.