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Hillary Clinton Tweets Her Love for 'Downton Abbey,' Fox TV Studios Bails on NBC Mini-Series UPDATE

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood August 16, 2013 at 3:56PM

"Downton Abbey" has a very powerful fan. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tweeted August 15 that she is a devoted Downton viewer, replying to Twitter's senior communications manager Rachael Horwitz that they are "birds of feather" when it comes to loving the upstairs-downstairs show.
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Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton

"Downton Abbey" has a very powerful fan. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tweeted August 15 that she is a devoted Downton viewer, replying to Twitter's senior communications manager Rachael Horwitz that they are "birds of feather" when it comes to loving the upstairs-downstairs show.

Hillary Clinton tweet

Clinton will be the subject of a number of small-screen and big-screen projects on her life in anticipation of her expected run for presidential office in 2016. The Republicans have protested the time that will be devoted to her in Charles Ferguson's CNN-produced documentary, a planned NBC mini-series set to star Diane Lane as Clinton, and indie director James Ponsoldt's feature "Rodham," rumored to star Carey Mulligan portraying Clinton in her early days in Washington.

UPDATE: Meanwhile, THR reports that Fox TV Studios has scuttled its support for the NBC mini-series, which the network will continue to develop.


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.