Jimmy Fallon has done it again with another parody of our beloved show. We might be becoming nearly as hooked on Downton Sixbey as we are on the real thing. More, please! In case you missed the first one, we have both episodes here.
We here at Dear Abbey give some severe side-eye to the practice of using the phrases "afternoon tea" and "high tea" interchangeably. It vexes us nearly as much as when some lost souls asks: "What's Downtown Abbey. It's on BBC, right?" And trust when we say autocorrect is still trying to make fetch happen by changing "Downton" to "Downtown," but we digress.
We've found a lovely blog Downton Abbey Cooks, which provides elegant education on such matters as proper tea terms. The blog from Pamela Foster, who is a cook and historian, offers some tips on tea.
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If you are as obsessed with the world of Downton as we are, then you likely saw this spot-on video from Emily Altman, Kathy Salerno, and Abra Tabak when it went viral months ago. However, not unlike our costume drama crack, Downton Abbey, it needs to be watched again. And again. And again. Maybe with a little wine. And by that we mean a lot of wine,. Honestly, these ladies seriously need to join our trip. we just want to see them in costume. Is that so wrong?
Turns out all that fussing and fighting and snarking and sniping between Isobel Crawley and our beloved Dowager Countess is just for show. In a new interview with Michael Smith of Tulsa World, actress Penelope Wilton (Isobel Crawley) reveals that she and on-screen nemesis Maggie Smith (Violet Crawley) are old chums, who get a kick out of portraying adversaries. Wilton shares: “I do so enjoy playing her, and I enjoy my spats with Lady Grantham enormously… Maggie and I love those scenes so much. We'd love for ("Downton" creator Julian Fellowes) to write more of those."
Be sure to check out the Tulsa World article, which includes more Downton Dish and info about The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which features both actresses!
Welcome to Dear Abbey, where we keep an eye on all things related to our favorite show from casting news to trivia to parodies to whatever strikes our fancy.
We're kicking things off with an update about actor Dan Stevens, or as we like to think of him, Downton Abbey's Matthew Crawley.
As Joe Dziemianowicz of the NY Daily News reports: Stevens is set to take on his first Broadway role as fortune hunter Morris Townsend in "The Heiress." The drama is based on the 1880 novel "Washington Square" by Henry James. The role of the money-grubbing Lothario was memorably played by Montgomery Clift in the 1949 screen version.
The story centers around Catherine Sloper, a homely rich girl looking for love in all the wrong places. Why do we think Poor Edith (TM) would feel her pain?
We can't wait to see Stevens play a bad boy. What do you think?
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