Highclere Castle has been the face of Downtown Abbey for six years but what has the hit show meant for the stately home?Read the full story ›
In our final report about ITV's blockbuster drama Downton Abbey, we take an intriguing look behind the scenes.
Downton returns to our screens this Sunday for its sixth and last series. But there were emotional scenes on both sides of the cameras as cast and crew got to grips with the script.
Pictures courtesy of Carnival Films/ITV. Divya Kohli reports.
Fred and Divya chatted to the cast of the final series of Downton Abbey. They spoke to actors just after the last scenes were filmed.Read the full story ›
Now Christmas Day wouldn't be the same without turkey, crackers and of course Downton Abbey. It's set to hit out screens for a special episode next Thursday. Last year fans of the series were shocked when Matthew Crawley, Lady Mary's husband died. So is Christmas at the real Downton - Highclere Castle in Hampshire - as dramatic? Mel Bloor has itsstory.
The two-hour Christmas episode of Downton Abbey rejoins the family in 1924. Downton Abbey is filmed at Highclere Castle in Hampshire.Read the full story ›
Video: click to view a clip from next Sunday's episode of Downton Abbey, filmed at Highclere Castle in Hampshire.
Back in time. It's 1924, there's a Labour Government in charge in Britain for the first time and the Charleston still reigns on the dance floor. The stage is set - Hampshire's Highclere Castle the location - and Earl and Countess of Grantham are ready to hold court. It's almost time for the new series of Downton Abbey. With Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire providing the backdrops, we'll be reunited with those upstairs and downstairs preparing to face a new, more modern world. Amanda Piper has been to meet the cast.
Oscar-winning star Dame Maggie Smith has been elevated to a Companion of Honour. For a generation of TV viewers, the 79-year-old is now inextricably linked with her role as the Countess of Grantham in ITV's period drama Downton Abbey.
He's a leading interior designer and architect whose projects have featured in the ITV series Downton Abbey. But now Giles Newby Vincent is selling his own historic house and its contents.
Giles has worked for clients including Sir Elton John and Lord Heseltine. And his extraordinary eye for antiques has helped him build up a remarkable collection at his home in Kent. Malcolm Shaw reports.
Carnival Films and ITV today announced a number of new cast members joining Series 5 of the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning hit drama Downton Abbey_.
Richard E. Grant is joining the show, which is filmed at Highclere Castle on the Hampshire/Berkshire border.
He's joining the cast as Simon Bricker who visits Downton Abbey as a guest of the Granthams.
Anna Chancellor joins as a guest role, playing Lady Anstruther. The BAFTA nominated actress comes from her recent success in the West End in Private Lives._
Internationally acclaimed actor Rade Sherbedgia will play a Russian refugee, who has fled the Russian revolution after the First World War.
Returning guest cast member Dame Harriet Walter will reprise her role as Lady Shackleton, along with Peter Egan, returning as Lord Flintshire.