Author Topic: Counting Down to the End of....Downton Abbey  (Read 146459 times)

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Re: Have you been watching Downton Abbey?
« Reply #190 on: March 20, 2014, 04:10:40 am »
Also, did anyone recognize Lord Gillingham?  The actor's name, Tom Cullen, was vaguely familiar.  But it took me forever to put it together:  he's the guy from "Weekend"!


OMG, so it is! Ditto for me, but how could I not recognise him when I loved him so much in 'Weekend'? (So that's what he was up to while Glen was in America? How could he??)

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Re: Have you been watching Downton Abbey?
« Reply #191 on: March 20, 2014, 04:11:30 am »

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Re: Have you been watching Downton Abbey?
« Reply #192 on: March 20, 2014, 11:02:13 am »
And, as himself:


Not bad. Nice "happy trail."
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Re: Have you been watching Downton Abbey?
« Reply #193 on: January 04, 2015, 11:52:41 pm »
I just watched the new season-opener. That Mr. Bates is a real hero!
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Re: Have you been watching Downton Abbey?
« Reply #194 on: January 05, 2015, 11:58:55 am »
Unfortunately, Mary is almost as hard to like as ever. I had hoped that the trials she has been through would mellow her out a little bit. Now, she seems to have at least two suitors who look a lot alike. Thanks for the pictures, now I know which is which!
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Re: Have you been watching Downton Abbey?
« Reply #195 on: January 05, 2015, 12:00:41 pm »
Any Branson fans out there?  Allen Leech starred in an Irish film called "Cowboys and Angels" in 2003.  It's fun to see him play a very different type of character.


Allen Leech also plays a major role in "The Imitation Game." It was hard not to see him as Branson, oops, I mean Tom.  :-\
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Re: Have you been watching Downton Abbey?
« Reply #196 on: January 05, 2015, 01:30:54 pm »
Allen Leech also plays a major role in "The Imitation Game." It was hard not to see him as Branson, oops, I mean Tom.  :-\
I felt that way when seeing the Imitation Game yesterday :)

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Re: Have you been watching Downton Abbey?
« Reply #197 on: January 05, 2015, 01:35:45 pm »
I had a disaster.
Series 4 was on last year when I was in the USA. I was ambivalent about watching it anymore so did not tape it.
 Then when Series 5 started here (I think in October) I decided to buy Series 4 and only paid $14.  I taped series 5 while watching series 4 but did miss the first episode.  I finished watching series 4 before Christmas.
I started watching series 5 on Sunday (well episode 2) and thought I was deleting just that episode but I deleted the lot. >:(
All the shops are selling dvds of series 5 for $35 so think I will wait for a price fall.

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Re: Have you been watching Downton Abbey?
« Reply #198 on: January 05, 2015, 01:43:24 pm »
Mary's other beau, Charles Blake, is played by Julian Ovenden, who happens to be an accomplished singer.  I saw him in "Showboat" and he has a lovely tenor voice.  It will be shown on PBS as part of the "Live from Lincoln Center" series. 


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Re: Have you been watching Downton Abbey?
« Reply #199 on: January 18, 2015, 09:15:54 pm »
Here's Maggie Smith on the Carol Burnett Show in 1975. Forty years ago!

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