Actor Lesley Nicol's husband David Heald died at the age of 68 while the Downton Abbey star was busy performing her one-woman show in the US.
The doors have only just opened for the second Downton film but everybody’s already asking the same question. Will there be a third?
The latest cinematic outing for Downton Abbey sees Hollywood taking over the home of the Crawley family.
The king of period drama is back with a new series - but how is it different to his previous hit?
Phyllis Logan reveals cast have to wear 'cone of shame' during movie sequel filming
The actor told the presenter to 'shut up' when asked about his wife Imelda Staunton's upcoming role in 'The Crown'.
Were you a fan of the period drama which made its debut on TV 10 years ago? If so, why not test your memory with this 'Downton Abbey' trivia quiz.
The actor expressed gratitude for the roles, but explained that she prefers theatre work.
Award-winning Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes has announced that he's penning a new period drama called Belgravia for ITV.
A former Spitfire pilot who died aged 95 refused a request from Downton Abbey producers to use her posh house as a set – because it would disturb her dinner parties. Molly Rose OBE was approached by the makers of the period drama who wanted to film in the dining room of her Listed home as the place where the Crawley family sat and ate. Had she agreed, Mrs Rose’s Grade II listed Georgian home, in the ancient market town of Bampton, Oxon., would have become the iconic setting of the hit British series.
Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery has opened up about her year of heartbreak following the death of fiancé John Dineen. John tragically died from a rare form of cancer the age of just 34 in December, and Michelle says throwing herself into work has helped her to struggle through the worst year of her life. Michelle and John, an Irish financial PR, were introduced by Downton Abbey co-star Allen Leech in 2013, and got engaged the following year.
If anything can get us through the British winter, and fill the Downton-shaped hole, it’s going to be a lavishly set costume drama from Peter Morgan, the writer of the 2006 film The Queen starring Helen Mirren. The Crown, Netflix’s ambitious and most expensive show promises drama, intrigue and power politics in the 10-part series, following the early life of Queen Elizabeth II. The new full-length trailer features a young Elizabeth as she embarks on her reign as the newly crowned Queen as well as dealing with private conflicts between her new husband Prince Philip. The trailer opens with the Queen on her honeymoon as she receives the news of her father’s death. “Long live Queen Elizabeth” are the words that echo throughout, as we are given glimpses of how her new role will impact her her new husband, Prince Philip, and affect her relationship with the prime minister, Winston Churchill.
Exploding its way onto our screens is ITV’s brand new eight-part costume drama, Victoria. With lavish settings and costumes, it’s an instantly engaging drama revealing the passionate, strong-willed young Queen who would go on to rule the country for 63 years. The story follows her ascension to the throne as a teenager to her eventual marriage to the Prince Albert, and the show has already wowed critics and won over fans alike. The first two episodes have already aired on ITV and with the third arriving tonight, the show is definitely worth tuning in to.
Forget the fight for who might eventually take over the role of James Bond - there’s a Battle of the Brits* on its way in the 68th Emmy Awards. While Benedict Cumberbatch thinks it’s unlikely he’d ever be considered for the iconic spy role (perhaps we can have him as a villain instead) fellow thesps Idris Elba and Tom Hiddleston remain among the favourites to succeed Daniel Craig. All three are nominated for the Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie award and will find out on September 18 who takes the crown.
Steve Coogan has been sighted out and about with a mystery woman prompting rumours that he’s already moved on from actress Daisy Lewis. The 50-year-old actor has been spotted a number of times this week holding hands with 26-year-old Laura Hajek, who is also known by her musician name, Edith Pop. The apparent couple were seen over the weekend at Hyde Park’s Carole King Barclaycard Great British Summertime event and then on Wednesday at a memorial for the late Victora Wood.
She’s become popular across the globe due to her spectacular performance as the no-nonsense but kind hearted cook, Mrs Patmore in phenomenon, Downton Abbey. The versatile actress that is Lesley Nicol has achieved much in her long career, though and here are five of her best characters: 1. Mrs Beaver in BBC television series, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - This was where I first spotted Lesley, she portrayed the character exactly as I imagined when I read the book and captured my imagination immediately. Katja in Supernatural - Lesley played a character who was essentially the witch from Hansel and Gretel.