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George Clooney To Appear On Special Episode Of Downton Abbey!

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Looks like Oscar winning superstar George Clooney is the next American actor to appear on the highly successful British series Downton Abbey!  But this time its not as part of the upcoming season five of the Emmy-winning drama which debuts on ITV in the U.K. on September 21st.

According to ITV, Clooney will appear in a one-off charity episode of ‘Downton’ where he will guest-star in a sketch as an American guest at a wedding held on the Crawley estate.  The sketch will be included in  ITV charity fundraiser Text Santa.

Clooney has ties with Downton Abbey through its co-star Hugh Bonneville (Earl of Grantham)!

The duo starred in the motion picture Monuments Men which was also produced and directed by Clooney earlier this year.

What do you think of Clooney on a special “Downton”?  A must-see?  Let us know!

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Mark
Mark

Another reason not to watch that show!

Roselle guest
Roselle guest

Mark, I don’t understand your response. Why would someone read an article about Downton Abbey and Clooney if you don’t like either? Makes me wonder if you are a closet Abbey?

Bandele
Bandele

Woo-Hoo! Uber cool, can’t wait to see him there.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Who cares? What is all the hoopla?????!!!!!!

Addison
Addison

Well, I care which is why I came here. If you don’t care about a topic then I suggest you not click on it and then go to the trouble to write,”Who cares?”
That’s bad manners.
Having said that, I think Clooney will be a a lot of fun starring as an American visitor and I hope he exchanges some barbs with Maggie Smith.

CeeCee
CeeCee

What can I say? You are sooooo right, Addison.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oh, and Addison? What have you done with Shay? LOL. you sound a lot like her….very refreshing. I should be put in my place, once in a while. LOL. In a few weeks I will return to my students, so I needed that to put my teacher face back on.

Shay
Shay

Hey there, CeeCee!!!…”Addison” tis not me! But hello again! A number of my latest GH posts were eaten by the moderating monster, so that explains my recent unwilling absence from the website, plus I’ve simply been quite busy!!! As for the subject at hand, I am an extremely avid Downton watcher, and this news does absolutely nothing for me. I love the show for its superb Brit acting and sparkling scripts written by Julian Fellowes….not casting stunts featuring Hollywood swells. Tolerating Shirley MacLaine has been enough of a chore for me whenever she imposes her considerable gob into the otherwise genteel goings-on. Sooo….to say that this latest tidbit leaves me cold is an understatement!!!! Thankfully, it will not be featured as part of the regular episodic sequence of Season 5.

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

Isn’t anyone going to make a comment about George Clooney appearing on Downton Abbey being beneath him since he is a mega movie star.

Mark
Mark

Go see Solaris and see how low Downton has stooped

Addison
Addison

Sadly, Mark is correct. Lou, George Clooney, by all accounts is not a Hollywood elitist snob. He has never forgotten his television roots and is known for making periodic cameo appearances in television shows since he left the ER.

Shay
Shay

Thank you, Mark. My thoughts exactly!

CeeCee
CeeCee

I am just confused about Shirley McLain being on this stage. She is so out of place….whenever she appears I think of Irma LaDeuce (sp.)… And, a bloated frog with makeup on. ….Way before my time, but Gran watches all these old movies and I enjoy watching them with her, sadly, soon I will not have the luxury of time any longer.
Wasn’t there another actress who did not, at least, have to try to emote some semblance of finesse? Shirley does not belong on this show…too crass.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Is George Clooney related to Cary Grant? He should do a sequel to North by Northwest. It can be titled South by Southeast. Who would be his Eva Marie Saint?

Addison
Addison

Jennifer Lawrence, as a blonde. She can do anything.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@4ever DAYS. …..Honey BooBoo’s mom would be my best guess! LOL

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

LOL! I’ve never seen that show, but I know about it.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I don’t watch it either, 4ever, but I’ve seen interviews….did not understand the lingo much, but what a piece of work…lol

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DOWNTON ABBEY THE MOVIE: Official Trailer Released

Finally, Downton Abbey fans get a preview of the upcoming motion picture that is set for release in theatres on September 20th.

What we know is that the The film is set in 1927 and the plot revolves around the King and Queen of England coming to the estate for a visit and so … the Crawleys must prepare their arrival.  In fact, they have to bring back Mr. Carson to help!

Featured in the trailer are series stars, who are also back for the film: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Matthew Goode, Joanne Froggatt, Jim Carter and Maggie Smith.

Series creator Julian Fellowes wrote the script and Michael Engler will serve as director. Engler directed the two-hours series finale.

As fans know, Downton Abbey ran on PBS Masterpiece for six seasons here in the U.S.

Check out the trailer, and then let us know if you are excited to see the movie? Comment below.

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‘Downton Abbey’ The Movie Releases Its First Trailer

Now here’s a huge teaser that will get you wanting to see more!  Those of us who loved the British period soap opera, Downton Abbey, which came to a conclusion after its sixth season on PBS here in the United States, will finally get their wish when the film version hits in 2019.

As previously reported, the series executive producer Gareth Naeme said about the film,  “We aim to deliver everything that one would hope for as Downton comes to the big screen.”

Look for the film to land in movie theatres on Friday, September 20th, 2019, with it debuting internationally the week prior on Friday, September 13th.

Most of the cast is intact including: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Matthew Goode, Harry Hadden-Paton, David Haig, Geraldine James, Robert James-Collier, Simon Jones, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Stephen Campbell Moore, Lesley Nicol, Kate Phillips, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton and Penelope Wilton.

Julian Fellowes once again writes the script for the film for the characters he created for the TV series.

Now check out the first trailer below, when just hearing that memorable opening theme song, it brought us back to the drama and the romance of Downton Abbey.

Let us know if you are thrilled to know that the movie is set for release …. and if you are looking forward to seeing what happens to the Crawleys and others in the next chapter of their story when the movie comes your way via the comment section below.

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IT’S OFFICIAL: Downton Abbey The Movie To Go Into Production This Summer

The highly-anticipated and rumored revival of Downton Abbey to the big screen is on!  Production is slated to begin later this summer.

From what we understand, all of the original cast is set to reprise their signature roles in the motion picture, written by series creator Julian Fellowes.

Fellowes will also serve as the executive producer along with other ‘Downton’ notables behind the scenes: Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge, and Nigel Marchant. Brian Percival is set to direct.  Percival also directed the pilot episode of the critically-acclaimed and beloved period soap opera series.

In a statement, Gareth Neame expressed: “When the television series drew to a close it was our dream to bring the millions of global fans a movie and now, after getting many stars aligned, we are shortly to go into production.  Julian’s script charms, thrills and entertains and in Brian Percival’s hands we aim to deliver everything that one would hope for as Downton comes to the big screen.”

Focus Features chairman, Peter Kujawski, shared: “Since the series ended, fans of Downton have long been waiting for the Crawley family’s next chapter. We’re thrilled to join this incredible group of filmmakers, actors and craftspeople, led by Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame, in bringing back the world of Downton to the big screen.”

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Downton Abbey ran for six seasons on PBS  and received 15 Primetime Emmy awards and 69 nominations.

Actress Joanne Froggatt, who plays maid Anna Bates, took to Twitter with much enthusiasm at the news: “Delighted to announce we’re getting the band back together! #DowntonMovie #DowntonAbbey”

So, thrilled to hear the Downton Abbey movie is happening? Comment below.

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