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I think Evelyn Napier could've been a German spies and I think he poisoned Mr Kemal Pamuk.
Mary & Matthew
Sybil & Tom
Edith & Bertie
Mrs Hughes & Carson
Anna & Bates
Mary & Henry
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“Fans will have to wait a little longer to return to Downton. Focus Features is pushing the North American release of “Downton Abbey 2” from Dec. 22, 2021, to March 18, 2022.”
- Quote and image source: Variety
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The music that's playing during the fashion show in season (5?) and when Lady Mary gets her "bald monkey" haircut is the same. It's extremely reminiscent of music I've heard somewhere that represents luxe femininity in the 20's and 30's. Does anyone have sources for this style?
Wanted to see the results
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What do you think about the new photo in the Servants Hall? Who are the characters in the picture? I think they are Mr. Molesley, Ms. Baxter, Mrs. Hughes and Thomas, but I'd like to know your opinion.
Right, where to start? First of all, his threatening Mary. We can see he acted quite civil, not to mention that Mary AGREED to marry him. Then we see her making eyes at Matthew, and HE'S the villain for acting out over it? Yes, there are better ways to get your fiancee to stop that behaviour, but that just means he won't be a doormat, and what's so wrong with that? Second, there's the obvious blackmail element. I think that to sell the story when the rumour was still fresh would be the better choice if he was trying to make some money (after several years or even months, wouldn't that information be made kind of irrelevant?), but he bought out that story everywhere, and although that does give him quite a lot of power over Mary, she technically gave it to him by allowing such a situation to happen in the first place (I guess the most blame should go to Pamuk, that creep, but he's dead). And it would make sense for the aristocracy to be suspicious of 'new money', but that speaks more about class division than his character.
I won't deny that he's not perfect, but in his dynamic with Mary, they're both just as bad. The fact that he loved her and she was just marrying him to secure a fortune speaks a lot about the reason for his actions. Ironic, isn't it, how Mary told him that a proposal needed to include some mention of love when he was the one who loved her in the end.
I see a Duke coming for a visit. An old friend of the dowager’s husband. He has a new wife,
Sarah O’Brien. As a Duchess , O’Brien now not only outranks the servants but the Crawley family. The Duke sees her as a sweet caring wife but she makes life hell for everyone else.
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Helena Bonham Carter
Millie Bobby Brown
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James (Jimmy) Kent
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In Series 1, episode 5, Mary says she envies Rosamund with a 'house on Eaton Square', but in Series 2, this conversation takes place:
Lavinia: "This room is so pretty. Has this house always been the Painswicks' London home?"
Violet: "There’s no ‘always’ with the Painswicks, my dear. They were invented from scratch by my son-in-law’s grandfather."
Rosamund: "We bought the house when we were married."
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“There is always time for a spot of tea.” Behind the scenes from Season 3. (Source: Downton Abbey official IG)
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“A look behind the scenes of Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes’ marvelous day out to the seaside!” (Source: Downton Abbey official IG)
"A sequel to the successful spin-off film from Julian Fellowes’ Downton Abbey TV series will be released this Christmas.
The as yet untitled film began shooting last week, with all key cast members – including Hugh Bonneville and Maggie Smith – returning alongside new faces including Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock and Dominic West.
The TV series ended with a season set during the general strike of 1926; the film was set a year and a half later, and featured a royal visit to the Yorkshire estate of Lord and Lady Grantham.
Plot details for the followup film are under wraps. The 2019 film was generally well-received and grossed $194m worldwide."
I know this topic has been discussed about Robert and Rosamund, but I haven't been able to find one on Cora and Harold. Is Cora the elder sibling, or Harold?
I don't understand how these locations can be in Yorkshire if most English Nobility is in southern England. Furthermore, when referring to London, and travelling there, they say "Going up to London", or "It's lovely to be back down here again". Can someone please explain how this works, or if I misheard? Wouldn't it make more sense for Downton to be South of London? But if it truly is in Yorkshire, just confirm that for me, or let me know if my geography is flawed and Yorkshire is in fact South of London. Thanks for your help.
I love the music of this series, and have found much of it on youtube but I have not been able to find this one: In season 6 episode 1 the family is visiting a neighbouring estate which has been sold - they arrive for the aution of things. As the cars pull up this piece of music plays, it is lovely. Does anyone know what it is called? I assume it is by John Lunn as most of the music. It starts playing at 53:18. Many thanks :-)