Dame Judi Dench ends this very special visit for tea with four of England’s grandest Dames with the quote ending – “… we are such stuff as dreams are made of”!
An insightful portrait of inner loneliness and sublime statement of ageing Lady in the Van is based on a true tale by a defining writer of our time Alan Bennett
In Episode 8 winding up Series 6 of Downton Abbey, everyone upstairs and downstairs is left feeling a sense of loss or otherwise overjoyed at the turn of events
Downton Abbey, that splendid British period drama series created by Julian Fellowes is rapidly coming to a close after gracing our screens for six seasons
Joyful, triumphant, and with everyone singing in exultation at the events taking place at Downton Abbey in Series 5, was a wonderful way to end the Xmas Special
In the picturesque historically important Marais district of Paris a drama surrounding the life of one old lady played by Maggie Smith unfolds in engaging style
England’s playwright Alan Bennett is renowned for his incredible wit and stylish writing and his contribution to the world of literature and theatre is profound
Dirty little secrets stir up the reunion of a world-famous opera quartet when they get together for a one-off concert and are reconciled and revived by applause
‘Well….that is an easy caveat to accept’ says Dowager Countess Violet (aka the simply marvellous Maggie Smith) staunchly in a conversation with her son Robert, Lord Grantham and his wife Lady Cora in the Drawing Room of Downton Abbey, ‘Because I am Never Wrong’. And therein lies the crux of…
What an episode the final in Series 2 of Downton Abbey turned out to be, reported our London correspondent, who was quite breathless with excitement about it all. The Christmas Special at Downton Abbey was shot full of lovely lines, many of them delivered once again by the delicious Dowager Duchess Violet, played so flawlessly and with such great verve and vigor by renowned English actress Maggie Smith.
Art, the skill and technique involved in producing visual representations… or the creation of beautiful or thought provoking works, is very evident in two very stylish television dramas currently being created on each side of the Atlantic – Downton Abbey in England and Castle in America. Their characters are capturing our heArts.
It seems as if Channel Seven’s saturation marketing techniques over the past few weeks worked according to this mornings reviewers and ratings. Last night the superb British television period drama series we posted about back in January, gained both high praise and record numbers tuning in. Downton Abbey is a series of fascinating stories about life upstairs and down, for the new gen and the new age
Costume is, and remains an important footnote to culture. It is both a changing and eternal form of human expression. In the new English series Downton Abbey, which we recently reviewed, the costumes for both men and women are truly superb, mostly tailor made for its bevvy of actors both upstairs and down.