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Julian Fellowes Contemplates 'Downton Abbey' Prequel

"Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes is mulling over a prequel to the latest British upstairs-downstairs series.  His idea is an origin story, centering on "the courtship between Robert and Cora." He mused about the history of Lord and Lady Grantham (Elizabeth McGovern and Hugh Bonneville) at a BAFTA screenwriting lecture reported by the Daily Mail:
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • September 28, 2012 11:53 AM
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Tribeca Watch: Felicity Jones in 'Cheerful Weather for the Wedding'

Felicity Jones can do Shakespeare ("The Tempest") or indie romance ("Like Crazy"). Warren Beatty cast her in his new Howard Hughes movie--which may or may not get made. Next up: Donald Rice's 1930s period comedy "Cheerful Weather for the Wedding" debuts at Tribeca on April 20 and seeks a North American distributor.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • April 18, 2012 11:51 AM
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