Articles Tagged 'Sophie McShera'

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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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Recap: ‘Downton Abbey’s’ Lady Mary Finds Love, or at Least Like, in a Pigpen

It is busy, busy, busy both upstairs and downstairs at Downton Abbey in Season Four’s sixth episode. There are arrivals and departures, several possible romances brewing, an abortion contemplated and Downton’s oldest resident, the Dowager Countess, takes ill, as do its newest residents, a bunch of pigs. Departing is Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville), who’s grudgingly […]

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‘Downton Abbey’ Recap: Season Four, Episode 5

Woo-hoo! Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) has yet another potential suitor, even if she and he don’t yet know that they’re meant for each other. Downtown Abbey gets what is, judging from everyone’s stunned expressions both upstairs and down, its first ever black visitor: Jack Ross (Gary Carr), an American singer and jazz band leader invited […]

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‘Downton Abbey’ Recap: Season Four, Episode 4

The battle between Mrs. Patmore (Lesley Nicol) and modern conveniences continues. Earlier this season, the head cook at Downton Abbey raged against the machine when an electric mixer was introduced into her kitchen. In the latest episode, she expresses anxiety over an electric sewing machine (“I don’t think it has any place in the servant’s […]

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‘Downton Abbey’ Recap: Season Four, Episode 3

Despite his hidebound punctiliousness, Carson (Jim Carter) can prove a sage at times. He did so in last night’s episode of Downton Abbey when the butler weighed in with the observation, “The business of life is the acquisition of memories. In the end that’s all there is.” Plenty of memories were acquired in the episode as lady’s […]

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‘Downton Abbey’ Recap: Season Four, Episode One

The mystery is solved! Downton Abbey returned with a 2-hour opening episode to kick off its fourth season and finally revealed that the first name of Carson (played by Jim Carter), the oh-so-proper butler and loyal Crawley family retainer, is–wait for it–Charlie. It took three long seasons but now we know. Other than that big news, the season’s […]

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Jolly Good! ‘Downton Abbey’ Returns on Sunday

The long drought is nearly over. New episodes of Downton Abbey begin airing again on Sunday (Jan. 5) at 9 p.m. EST on PBS’ Masterpiece. The hit drama’s fourth season, which already aired in the U.K. on ITV this past fall, is set in the 1920s. The first episode opens six months after last year’s finale in which Lady […]

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‘Downton Abbey’ News Roundup: Roles Are Stacking Up

Downton Abbey’s cast members are in demand, no matter whether still on the show or departed. Hot on the heels of news that the hit British TV series’ Hugh Bonneville is in discussions for a sizable role in a movie about Paddington Bear comes word that two other Downtonites, Dan Stevens and Sophie McShera, have new movie deals. Stevens, of course, is now […]

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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 […]