Downton Abbey

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Joanne Froggatt: ‘Mick Jagger is a big Downton fan’
The actor, 41, tells Michael Hogan about double entendres and the Duchess of Cambridge, her awe of musicians and why friends call her Jo-Fro

Michael Hogan

27, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Dan Stevens: ‘The bodice ripper never quite goes away, I don’t think it ever will’
Ever since his days on Downton Abbey, the actor has segued seamlessly between British period drama and high-rolling US sci-fi. He talks about playing a robot – and why he has moved on from romance

Zoe Williams

13, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Downton Abbey film sequel set for Christmas 2021 release
A followup to the 2019 film is currently in production, with Dominic West, Hugh Dancy and Laura Haddock joining returning cast members

Catherine Shoard

19, Apr, 2021 @2:38 PM

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'Downton Abbey is ludicrous': the biggest TV hits we've never seen – until now
Continuing our series on a year of bumper pandemic viewing, our critics finally watch the shows that had passed them by, from Downton to Twin Peaks

Ammar Kalia, Rachel Aroesti, Rebecca Nicholson, Stuart Heritage, Alex Mistlin, Hannah J Davies and Toby Moses

23, Mar, 2021 @2:38 PM

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Brooke Shields: 'I'm such an addict of Downton Abbey'
The 80s star on the joy of an English roast dinner, her Ozark obsession, and her brush with the Dilbert Dunker

As told to Rich Pelley

19, May, 2020 @7:00 AM

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From Downton to Belgravia: a guide to the posh programmes of Julian Fellowes
Blustering aristos, parasols, cutlery-based infractions – here’s how to distinguish between his indistinguishable shows

Sarah Dempster

21, Apr, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Downton-shaped hole in your life? Belgravia is here to fill it
In ITV’s new show based on a book by Julian Fellowes, much of the drama comes from people whispering about manners

Joel Golby

14, Mar, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Bodice-rippers! How period drama went from buttoned up to sexed up
In the decade that was simply ‘the worst of times’, we went from Downton Abbey dross to a swaggering masterwork about the first modern lesbian. Costume drama has loosened its corset at last!

Chitra Ramaswamy

28, Dec, 2019 @4:00 PM

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Maggie Smith: Harry Potter and Downton Abbey weren't 'what you’d call satisfying'
The actor has said that, while grateful for the work, ‘I didn’t really feel I was acting in those things’

Staff and agencies

05, Dec, 2019 @11:17 AM

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Misty-eyed ‘heritage’ shows like The Crown are useful to the Brexit narrative | Callum Alexander Scott
These shows too often distort history and romanticise a glorious Britain past, says PhD researcher Callum Alexander Scott

Callum Alexander Scott

17, Nov, 2019 @12:31 PM

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Downton Abbey, like plantation houses, delivers fantasy over brute reality | Michael Henry Adams
The American south may seem a long way from the estates of England, but in both places a veil of caprice covers harsh truths

Michael Henry Adams

21, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Live like a lord and lady: 'Downton Abbey' is listed on Airbnb
Earl and Countess of Carnarvon open doors of Highclere Castle in Hampshire to select guests

Frances Perraudin

17, Sep, 2019 @9:25 AM

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