Downton Abbey

Downton-Abbey-2012An American-based drink company is producing a range of wines based on Downton Abbey.

Wines That Rock will produce the range “inspired” by the ITV series, attempting to recreate the kind of fine wines that the likes of Lord Grantham would serve in his dining room.

Co-owner of Wines That Rock Bill Zysblat said: “The Dulong Grands Vins De Bordeaux vineyards… have over 130 years of experience in creating the world’s best wines so these are wines the Crawley family would have been proud to serve at Downton.”

The wines will only be available for purchase in America and Canada.

paul-giamattiAmerican actor Paul Giamatti will join Downton Abbey’s fourth season later this year.

Giamatti will join the scattering of Americans on the cast, playing the role of Harold Levinson, the “maverick playboy” brother of Cora (Elizabeth McGivern) and the son of Martha (Shirley MacLaine).

Carnival Films’ managing director, Gareth Neame said: “We’re excited that Paul Giamatti will be joining us on Downton to play Cora’s brother Harold, the rather free-spirited uncle to Mary and Edith. Continue reading »

SAG-2013-LOGOThe full list of winners from the TV categories at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) held in Los Angeles over the weekend. Continue reading »

Canadian fans of Downton Abbey will get the chance to see the last three episodes of the third season before they air on TV.

Apple announced this week that if you are a holder of an iTunes season pass you will be able to access the episodes prior to their official North American airdate.

The first of the episodes will be available on January 29 on iTunes.

The second season of the British period drama was the best-selling TV series on iTunes last year, according to Apple. Continue reading »

The complete list of winners in the television categories at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards. Continue reading »

Here is the full list of nominees in the TV categories for the 70th Annual Golden Globes, to be held on January 13, 2013. Continue reading »

Homeland and Modern Family were the big winners at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday evening.

Damian Lewis and Claire Danes both took home the prizes for lead actor and actress in a drama series while Homeland claimed the top drama prize, beating the likes of Mad Men and Downton Abbey.

Co-creators Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon also claimed the Emmy for outstanding writing.

In the comedy category, Modern Family reigned supreme. The ABC series picked up its third consecutive Emmy for outstanding comedy series while Eric Stonestreet and Julie Bowen won prizes for supporting actor/actress in a comedy series. Continue reading »