Articles Tagged 'Gareth Neame'


‘Downton Abbey’ Cast Tweet the #LastDaysofDownton

The end is near. Downton Abbey‘s sixth and final season, due for broadcast in January 2016 on PBS, is currently in production. And, as the final shooting has wrapped over the last few days, the cast and crew have been taking to Twitter to say a fond and slightly sad goodbye to the show, using the hashtag #LastDaysofDownton. […]

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‘Downton Abbey’ To Finish After Season Six

Carnival Films and ITV have announced that Season 6 of Downton Abbey will be the last, putting to an end weeks of speculation that the show was about to lose its creator and writer, not to mention some of its cast. Julian Fellowes, the man who invented and wrote Downton Abbey, recently signed a deal […]

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‘Downton Abbey’ Gets Renewal for Fifth Season

Downton Abbey fans can breath a sigh of relief—not that there was ever much doubt this would happen—now that the blockbuster British series has officially been renewed for a fifth season. In announcing on Sunday (Nov. 10) that the aristocratic Crawley clan, along with their bevy of servants, will be back, producer Gareth Neame said, “We promise all […]

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Downton Abbey News Roundup: Paul Giamatti Joins the Show, and Other News

There will be even more pushy Americans crowding into Downton Abbey next season. The show’s producer has announced that Oscar-nominated actor Paul Giamatti will be joining the popular British series for the season-ending special, which airs on Christmas Day in the U.K. The Sideways star will play Harold Levinson, the playboy brother of Cora Crawley (Elizabeth McGovern), the American […]

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‘Downton Abbey’ News Roundup: How Many More Seasons to Come?

Downton Abbey may be off the air until the start of Season 4 but that doesn’t mean there’s no news of the show or its stars. (Season 4 will begin showing in the U.K. in September and in the U.S. on January 5.) If Downton head producer Gareth Neame has his way, the hit show may last for many seasons […]

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Who Is Jazzing Up ‘Downton Abbey’ For Season Four?

Changes are afoot in Downton Abbey. With the show’s creator Julian Fellowes pledging to, as he put it “widen the show ethnically,” new storylines are being written about the arrival of jazz in 1920’s Britain, and with it, some fairly frank discussions around race relations. Which means we’ll be seeing our first black character – a […]