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Articles Tagged 'Gosford Park'


Dame Helen Mirren To Be Honored With BAFTA Fellowship

Now that we’re deep into awards season, these sort of lifetime achievement backpats are coming thick and fast, but you’d have to be a curmudgeon of some standing to begrudge Dame Helen Mirren her moment. Especially as she’d more than likely deck you if you tried. So, at the British Academy Film Awards, which take […]

Dame Maggie Smith

Brit Binge Watching: Five Dame Maggie Smith Films Available to View Online

Dame Maggie Smith is currently nominated for her third straight Emmy for her role as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham in Downton Abbey (available on While many of her famous earlier roles aren’t available for streaming (namely, her Oscar-winning The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and California Suite performances), there’s plenty of her filmography […]


Looking Backward: British Period Drama – the 21st Century Edition

This post is brought to you by Focus Features’ bold new vision of the epic story of love, Anna Karenina, starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law and directed by Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice). In select theatres starting November 16th. The audience for British – and especially British-produced – period drama appears to be […]

Julian Fellowes Writes Titanic New Drama

If your idea of a great time is settling down in front of your TV and wallowing in the trials and tribulations of snooty people from the past, we’ve got amazing news for you. Julian Fellowes, the man who wrote the film Gosford Park, and more recently the TV series Downton Abbey, is now settling […]