'The Crown’ returns to blur the line between royals, fiction
When “The Crown” returns Wednesday after a two-year absence, the splintering marriage of Charles and Diana and more woes for Queen Elizabeth II are in the drama’s elegant but intrusive spotlight. There’s swirling off-stage drama as well for the Netflix series that began with Elizabeth’s marriage in the late 1940s and, in its fifth season, takes on the British royal family’s turbulent 1990s. The death of Queen Elizabeth, 96, in September adds an uneasy dimension: We speculate freely about the famous before and after they're gone, but is more owed a country’s beloved and longest-serving monarch?news.yahoo.com
Elizabeth Debicki to play Princess Diana on 'The Crown'
NEW YORK The Crown has found its Princess Diana. Elizabeth Debicki will play the Princess of Wales in seasons five and six of The Crown, the Netflix series announced Sunday. Debicki will join a new cast for the series that includes Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth and Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret. Emma Corrin is playing Diana on the dramas upcoming fourth season, but Debicki will take on the part for what's sure to be the character's most dramatic chapters. Princess Dianas spirit, her words and her actions live in the hearts of so many, Debicki said on Twitter.
'Downton Abbey': How Maggie Smith's Slugfest With Imelda Staunton Pays Service to the
The return of Downton Abbey, creator Julian Fellowes beloved period drama turned film now in theaters, also means the return of Maggie Smith, who reprises her role as the fan-favorite, Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham. Fellowes, Imelda Staunton and others open up to ET about working with Smith on the movie and paying service to her character in whats currently the final chapter of the franchise. The door open for her to have a remarkable recovery or a spectacular funeral.When he wrote the scene, Fellowes didnt think of it as just a goodbye to Violet. RELATED CONTENT:Lady Edith Returns Home for a Royal Visit in First Clip From 'Downton Abbey' Movie (Exclusive)'Downton Abbey' Movie: Inside the Unexpected Romances for Tom Branson and Thomas Barrow (Exclusive)'Downton Abbey' Sequel? Creator Julian Fellowes and the Cast on Doing Another Film (Exclusive)'Downton Abbey': Behind the Scenes of the Movie With Michelle Dockery and More (Exclusive)
Lady Edith Returns Home for a Royal Visit in First Clip From 'Downton Abbey' Movie
The Crawleys are getting back together, and ET has your first look at Lady Edith's return to Downton in the upcoming movie. Downton Abbey, the motion picture event written by Julian Fellowes and directed by Michael Engler, picks up after the events of the BBC series as the Crawley family prepares to host a royal visit from King George V and Queen Mary. In the exclusive clip, Robert and Cora Crawley, the Earl and Countess of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern), and Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) greet Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael), who has just arrived with her husband, Bertie Pelham (Harry Hadden-Paton), and daughter. In addition to the royals, Downton Abbey will also welcome actress Imelda Staunton, who plays Lady Maud Bagshaw. RELATED CONTENT:'Downton Abbey': Behind the Scenes of the Movie With Michelle Dockery and More (Exclusive)'Downton Abbey' Movie Trailer: The Crawleys Prepare for a Royal Visit'Downton Abbey' Star Dan Stevens Hints That He Might Be Returning for the Movie