Downton Abbey -- Season 3 on PBS

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  1. skatesindreams

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    I'll look forward to seeing her.
     
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    If anyone remembers her in Sense and Sensibility, you can expect awesome snarks.

    ETA: And Kiri Te Kanawa is also joining???
     
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    My favorite Harriet Walter role is Harriet Vane in the Peter Wimsey series. Her voice was a little too high -- Harriet's supposed to have a "curious, deep voice" -- but other than that, she was perfect.
     
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    The baby's name is George? Was that Matthew's father's name?
     
  6. AnnieD

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    I'm not sure where George has come from. I'm pretty sure that Matthew's father's name was mentioned at one point as Reginald.
     
  7. znachki

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    Perhaps George is Grandfather Grantham's name. (the Dowager's hubby)
     
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    I agree. I'd actually rather see her having to deal with the aftermath of his death and her pain, but I agree that they'll probably move her along to something else quickly.
     
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    According to the BBC website she will play a house guest and sing too! :cheer:

    So I can't miss that episode naturally. How was she tempted? She must be a very big fan!
     
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    ITA---I thought she was much too nice in "Law and Order" but was she ever memorable in "Sense and Sensibility"---especially when Lucy visits.
     
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    ^ I loved her in Law & Order UK too -- I thought it was a great departure from the stock "tough and gritty" captain character we see so often in US police shows. (And I hope her Downton casting doesn't mean the end of that character or series.)

    But she'll always be Harriet Vane to me.
     
  12. skategal

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    I'm guessing it's after the monarch of the time, King George V.
     
  13. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    Oh yes, Harriet Walter. A perfect chum for Lady Violet. Can't wait for Season 4!
     
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    I just finished Season 2. :swoon: I'm a bit hesitant to start Season 3, knowing who dies. Sybil and Matthew are two of my favorite characters. I was a bit slow to warm to the Matthew and Mary pairing but they won me over and I can't imagine the show without him. :(

    Apologies if this has been posted somewhere upthread but this had me :rofl:
    A Very Carson Christmas
     
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    Sylvia Bring on the JGP & Sr B comps!

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    Is it bad that I thought that a Downton Abbey musical would actually be really fun? lol!
     
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    Thanks for reposting; I didn't know about this thread.
     
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    Oooh - pretty.
     
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    EDIT:

    Well, really, who wouldn't want Ryan Gosling as a love interest?! ;)

    If you want to read the longer interview:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/...ew.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
     
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    'Downton Abbey' creator Gareth Neame hopes to keep series going up to another six years
    He says he also wants to pick the right time to end it; writer Julian Fellowes is considered the key player

    BY JAMES DESBOROUGH / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

    MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013, 10:21 PM

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertai...or-show-years-article-1.1336416#ixzz2TBQ7ex6H

    EDIT: via Twitter...

     
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    This is not directly about Downton Abbey, but is a lovely film short...in color/colour...of a drive around London in 1927...the approximate time of the current Downton Abbey episodes. Via Twitter...

     
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    :glamor: :drama: :skandal :sekret:
     
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    Just lovely. Thanks for posting this.
     
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    More re: that London drive film short:

    A Drive Around London in 1926
    Bryan Dugan

    IMAGE CREDIT:
    BFI

    In 1926, British-born filmmaker Claude Friese-Greene filmed the streets of London in breathtaking color. But only recently has the British Film Institute released an extract of their restoration of Friese-Greene's footage.

    The man—who was the son of Claude Harrison Greene, a pioneer in early cinematography—filmed this series of clips after coming home from an 840-mile road trip across Britain. He called this documentation his travelogue and titled it The Open Road. The technology he used to make it, developed by his father, used color-sensitive black and white film shot and projected with green and red filters. The footage was later dropped off for preservation by the BFI National Archive in the late '50s. In 2006, parts were released for a TV series on the BBC, and a full restoration of The Open Road came out in 2007.

    Film history heralds the arrival of color film in the 1930s, but this footage moves that back to the '20s. Restorations on films such as The Open Road show that technology from the '20s could also capture striking images—ones that now give us a vivid glimpse of the past. This snippet by BFI has caught the attention of Kevin Spacey and Stephen Fry, with Spacey tweeting, "Watching makes you feel like you're there."

    Though the Vimeo clip says "London in 1927," the BFI confirms that the film was compiled in 1926.

    Read the full text here: http://mentalfloss.com/article/50636/drive-around-london-1926#ixzz2TZd8cv7d
    --brought to you by mental_floss!
     
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