Downton Abbey

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  1. Beth Gallagher

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    I know many of you were fans of Downton Abbey, myself included. I have seen the trailer for the new movie which will be released in the USA on September 20. This release prompted me to binge-watch the entire series again (yes, all 6 seasons) on Amazon Prime video. It was nice to reacquaint myself with the characters and I actually enjoyed watching as much as the first time.

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to the movie but since I don't go to movie theaters any more I will have to wait till it's on pay-per-view or one of the streaming services. Will you see the movie? (Has it already been released in the UK??)
     
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    I'm a big fan too and will be watching the series again when nights get darker, something to look forward to
    The film has been released here, but I don't go to the cinema so will wait till its on DVD
    Heard reviews on the movie this morning (radio) sounds 'so' good. They said the script was brilliant and plenty of giggles
    to be had too - can't wait !
     
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    I hope that Thomas, my favorite cad, will be in the movie. :D

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    I loved "Downton Abbey." I won't go to the movies to see the new movie.

    OT Didn't think I could possibly like another series as much, until "Victoria" came out.
     
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    He is a fab actor :) (Thomas)
     
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    Big big fan! DA was the second British show I ever watched- and it led me to numerous other British shows. I watched each season at least ten times since first came out here.
    Normally would not watch the movie version but hope to this year.
    Loved all the characters and became fully engrossed each of their lives, as they made me believe I was there in the room with them.
     
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    Lovely that is :)
     
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    I agree about the characters, @Gloria Mitchell. I absolutely love Maggie Smith, so my favorite lines from the series come from the dowager Countess and her exchanges with Isobel Crawley. "Violet" is a master of the thinly-veiled insult. :D
     
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    Oh I know..
    She's such a hoot. First time I ever saw her was Prime of Jean Brodie.- have admired her acting ever since.
     
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    I rarely go to the movies, but my daughter's birthday is on the 22nd and this was on her birthday list. It was so popular, I wonder why new shows don't realize they don't have to be vulgar for people to watch them. I'm not a prude, but an obligatory sex or nude scene isn't necessary if the story is good.
     
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    I wrote to the BBC hoping they would take note on the popularity of DA - so popular without sex and violence
    They must have thrown that letter in the bin as they continue to gush out the sex and violence :rolleyes:
    I guess I am a 'prude' - stupid word isn't it, as I prefer great dialogue and great characters :) (but that takes talent)
     
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    I was listening on the radio this morning, to the 'lady' that owns Highclere - the 'real' Downton Abbey where it was filmed.
    Looked on Amazon and there are loads of books on Downton the making of and on Highclere
    What a beautiful place that it
     
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    Lady Almina Carnarvon
    Highclere Castle (pictured), the home of the fictional Crawley family in Downton Abbey. As in the show, the castle was used as a make-shift hospital for wounded officers during World War I. Almina hired more than 30 nurses and even set up an operating theater in the castle. The patients were treated to silver-service dinners and had use of the library, where they'd play cards. After the war, Almina received hundreds of letters from appreciative former patients.
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    Catherine Wendell, Countess of Carnarvon
    After their wedding in 1922, Catherine followed in her mother-in-law's footsteps by moving into Highclere Castle. Also like Lady Almina, Catherine and her husband loved to host extravagant parties at the estate, entertaining the likes of the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the Prince of Wales. However, the huge cost of maintaining Highclere, including its team of 80 staff members, meant the couple were forced to sell hundreds of pieces from the family's prestigious art collection. Following the outbreak of World War II, Highclere was transformed into a home for evacuated children.[​IMG]
     
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    We prefer British and Candaian tv more than our own American tv. We watch these much more than our local channels.
    I have watched the documentary on the Castle and the owners. Very in treating .
    :)
     
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