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Articles Tagged 'Shirley MacLaine'


10 American Actors Who’ve Done British TV

At the moment, it is relatively commonplace to see British stars infiltrate American TV shows—from Damian Lewis in Homeland to Hugh Laurie in House to Karen Gillan in Selfie—but it’s rarer to come across an actual famous American actor in a British TV show. The reason for this is fairly clear: Hollywood has traditionally been […]

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Recap: Big Relief! No One Dies in ‘Downton Abbey’ Finale

What a difference a year makes. Remember the bummer of last year’s final episode of Downton Abbey, when viewers were left in shock and tears as Matthew Crawley died in an auto accident just hours after the birth of his first son and heir? Happily, this fourth season’s finale contained no deaths and concluded on […]

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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 […]

Shirley MacLaine Dishes on ‘Downton Abbey,’ Disses Lindsay Lohan

Shirley MacLaine is at it again. The irrepressible veteran star, who arrives at Downton Abbey for the Emmy-winning drama’s third season, is stirring up waves with a no-holds barred interview she gave to a British newspaper last week. The Oscar-winning actress spoke to The Guardian’s Emma Brockes to promote – in between bites on peanut […]

Shirley MacLaine Discusses the Spirits of ‘Downton Abbey’

Reincarnation believer Shirley MacLaine says that filming Downton Abbey on location at Highclere Castle in England was “like stepping back in time. The whole place seemed haunted and full of otherworldly spirits.” The Oscar-winning actress will be appearing in the popular period drama for the first two episodes of Season Three. MacLaine, 78, spoke recently […]

Shirley MacLaine to Join ‘Downton Abbey’ for Season 3

Here’s reason for cheering long and loudly. Veteran actress, Oscar-winner, and bestselling author Shirley MacLaine, 77, is bringing her special brand of kooky joie de vivre to Downton Abbey. It has been announced that the star of Terms of Endearment — she won an Oscar for that film and has five additional nominations, and that’s […]