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The gang’s all here, both upstairs and downstairs, as the “Downton Abbey” cast journeys into London for Rose’s (Lily James) coming out at Buckingham Palace, and ITV has released the first trailer and stills from the Christmas Special of all the fun and drama the whole family will be having during their stay. Set in the summer, Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) continues to bounce between two possible suitors, Lord Gillingham (Tom Cullen) and Charles Blake (Julian Ovenden). Meanwhile, Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael) mulls over her unplanned pregnancy and the disappearanceRead More
Dan Stevens continues to make the most of his post-”Downton Abbey” time, now booking a major role in threequel “Night at the Museum 3.” Deadline reports Stevens will play Lancelot – like out of Arthurian legend – opposite Ben Stiller as security guard turned entrepreneur (turned security guard again?) Larry Daley. The third installment in the family-friendly comedy/action franchise will see Stiller’s Larry across the pond, dealing with museum exhibits at the London Museum coming to life. Somehow his old buddy Theodore Roosevelt – well, a statue of him, anywayRead More
Rose Leslie, one of Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow 2013, has joined the cast of British Channel 4 series “Utopia” for season two. Digital Spy reports that season two of critically-acclaimed but little-seen dark thriller will also star Tom Burke (“The Hour”), with Leslie and Burke joining returning members Alexandra Roach, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Adeel Akhtar, and Neil Maskell. Written by Dennis Kelly and directed by Marc Munden, season one of the show followed an unconnected set of people who found themselves in possession of the manuscript for a legendary graphicRead More
“Downtown’s Abbey’s” Jessica Brown-Findlay has been cast as the lead in “Jamaica Inn”, a BBC adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s novel of the same name, and we have the first photos of her on set! The novel, set in the 1820s, follows Brown-Findlay’s Mary Yellan, a young woman forced to live with her aunt in the Jamaica Inn after the death of the mother, only to find that the place is the center of a smuggling ring. BAFTA-winning director Philippa Lowthorpe is helming the project from a script by EmmaRead More
The newest adaptation of Flaubert classic “Madame Bovary” starring Mia Wasikowska began filming today in Normandy, France, and has rounded out its cast with up and comers Logan Marshall-Green and “Downton Abbey” star Laura Carmichael. Rose Barreneche scripted the new adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s first novel and masterpiece, and Wasikowska, who was cast back in March of 2012, will play the titular character of Emma Bovary, a doctor’s wife who lives beyond her means and takes on many adulterous affairs in order to combat the ennui of her life. HenryRead More
Lone Scherfig’s big screen adaptation of 2010 controversial play “Posh” has wrapped up filming, but we’ve confirmed some final bits of casting thanks to a tip from U&C reader Elle: “Downton Abbey” star Jessica Brown-Findlay and fellow British up and comers Olly Alexander, Sam Reid and Matthew Beard as well as “The Book Thief” star Ben Schnetzer are also part of the ensemble cast that includes Max Irons, Freddie Fox, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth, Holliday Grainger and Natalie Dormer. This mostly young, white and male cast play members of TheRead More
The long awaited Season 4 return of UK hit series “Downton Abbey” premieres this coming Sunday in the UK. Sadly, for those of us in America, we are delayed until January 5 on PBS. Curse these twisted rules… The new season for the hit drama will follow the ups and downs of the Crawley estate six months after the tragic death of Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens). According to Deadline, producer Gareth Neame has stated that viewers this season will focus on Matthew’s widow, Mary Crawley (Michelle Dockery), and how sheRead More
Looks like Jessica Brown-Findlay left “Downton Abbey” just in time because her Hollywood film career is really starting to take off. THR reports she’s landed the female lead in Fox’s new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” with James McAvoy in the role of Dr. Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe as Igor, his humpback assistant. Paul McGuigan’s film would seem to owe more to cinematic retellings of the mad scientist and the monster he creates, as there is no Igor in Shelley’s original, more grounded story. Max Landis’ script, in fact, isRead More

Posted On June 12, 2013By Rebecca LewisIn Casting

Dan Stevens Becomes “The Guest” in New Indie Project

The “Downton Abbey” cast are hitting Hollywood hard. In the last few months, Theo James has been cast in the hotly contested role of Four in the young adult adaptation of “Divergent”, Lily James and Sophie Mcshera took two roles, including the lead, in Kenneth Branagh’s “Cinderella”, and Michelle Dockery is replacing Kate Winslet in “The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Socity”. So after three years on the hit series, leaving to pursue a Hollywood dream may have been the best decision Dan Stevens also made. The Brit actorRead More
Lily James’ family of tormenters is growing. Kenneth Branagh’s titular “Cinderella” already has a wicked stepmother in Cate Blanchett and one evil stepsister in Holliday Grainger, and now she’s got another one in “Downton Abbey” co-star Sophie McShera. THR reports the British actress has joined the Disney live action adaptation of the classic fairy tale, which also stars “Game of Thrones”‘ Richard Madden as Cinderella’s Prince. Filming is set to begin this fall with a 2014 release in mind. McShera, a 27-year-old relative newcomer, was a regular on British seriesRead More