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‘Downton Abbey’ set visit report: All the gossip from the servant’s hall

Barrow’s wild night out<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Another servant who is not so happy about the royal guests is former valet Thomas Barrow, played by Rob James-Collier, who had been promoted to butler when Carson retired.” data-reactid=”102″>Another servant who is not so happy about the royal guests is former valet Thomas Barrow, played by Rob James-Collier, who had been promoted to butler when Carson retired.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”“Lady Mary doesn’t quite trust Thomas as a butler. So she usurps him and brings back that old boy Mr.

Carson, ruffling Thomas’s feathers,” reveals James-Collier.” data-reactid=”103″>“Lady Mary doesn’t quite trust Thomas as a butler.

So she usurps him and brings back that old boy Mr. Carson, ruffling Thomas’s feathers,” reveals James-Collier.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”This leads to possibly the most exciting sub-plot of the film – Barrow, who has always struggled with his secret sexuality, discovering the emerging underground gay scene of the 1920s.” data-reactid=”104″>This leads to possibly the most exciting sub-plot of the film – Barrow, who has always struggled with his secret sexuality, discovering the emerging underground gay scene of the 1920s.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”James-Collier shares, ”In a typical Barrow way thinks, ‘Sod you all I’ll go and do something for me then!’ And then ends up in one of the first Edwardian gay bars, and then ends up in the back of a police van and ends up in jail.” data-reactid=”105″>James-Collier shares, ”In a typical Barrow way thinks, ‘Sod you all I’ll go and do something for me then!’ And then ends up in one of the first Edwardian gay bars, and then ends up in the back of a police van and ends up in jail.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”“If he gets prosecuted that’s it – game over, thrown in jail, never work in service again. He would probably have ended up on the streets.

So it’s high stakes.” data-reactid=”106″>“If he gets prosecuted that’s it – game over, thrown in jail, never work in service again.

He would probably have ended up on the streets. So it’s high stakes.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”“But it doesn’t touch on them subjects because there’s no time. He’s too busy dancing!”” data-reactid=”107″>“But it doesn’t touch on them subjects because there’s no time.

He’s too busy dancing!”

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Barrow is introduced to the secret underworld by the King’s valet, who James-Collier hints could be a love interest.” data-reactid=”108″>Barrow is introduced to the secret underworld by the King’s valet, who James-Collier hints could be a love interest.

<img style="max-width: 760px" src="http://www.ladyclick.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”“They’re both definitely there in the moment, and trusting in each other. But can these things have a happy ending back then?”, he teases.

” data-reactid=”129″>“They’re both definitely there in the moment, and trusting in each other. But can these things have a happy ending back then?”, he teases.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Despite being set in a time when homosexuality was a criminal offence, James-Collier reveals his gay character still has relevance to fans in 2019.” data-reactid=”130″>Despite being set in a time when homosexuality was a criminal offence, James-Collier reveals his gay character still has relevance to fans in 2019.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”“I’m flattered when I get letters from all over the world, from lads and girls who are coming out, or thinking to come out. Some of the were inspired by Thomas to come out to their families, which is the ultimate highest form of why we do this, you know, to, to move people.

To get these really personal letters is very humbling for me.”” data-reactid=”131″>“I’m flattered when I get letters from all over the world, from lads and girls who are coming out, or thinking to come out.

Some of the were inspired by Thomas to come out to their families, which is the ultimate highest form of why we do this, you know, to, to move people. To get these really personal letters is very humbling for me.

A revolution at Downton<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”In preparation for the King and Queen’s arrival, their royal servants descend on the abbey and try to take control. But the Downton Downstairs team rally round in response.

” data-reactid=”133″>In preparation for the King and Queen’s arrival, their royal servants descend on the abbey and try to take control. But the Downton Downstairs team rally round in response.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”James-Collier lets slip, “Barrow escapes jail and then he becomes part of the Downton mutiny that rebel against how they’ve been trodden all over by His Majesty’s staff. So he joins in the Downton revolution.

Back then there was a big tremendous sense of pride in your work. So they strive and work together to to get their jobs back, as it were.

”” data-reactid=”134″>James-Collier lets slip, “Barrow escapes jail and then he becomes part of the Downton mutiny that rebel against how they’ve been trodden all over by His Majesty’s staff. So he joins in the Downton revolution.

Back then there was a big tremendous sense of pride in your work. So they strive and work together to to get their jobs back, as it were.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Despite Daisy being the one dabbling in Communism, it is in fact Anna Bates who ends up staging a coup against the royal household.” data-reactid=”135″>Despite Daisy being the one dabbling in Communism, it is in fact Anna Bates who ends up staging a coup against the royal household.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”strongRead more: /stronga href=https://uk.movies.

yahoo.com/downton-abbey-movie-know-far-film-adaptation-110258558.

htmlemstrongDownton Abbey/strong/emstrong movie: Everything you need to know/strong/a” data-reactid=”136″>Read more: Downton Abbey movie: Everything you need to know

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Carter reveals, “Oddly enough, and I think it is [writer] Julian Fellowes’ feminist movement – he’s got Anna Bates as the one who leads the revolution.” data-reactid=”137″>Carter reveals, “Oddly enough, and I think it is [writer] Julian Fellowes’ feminist movement – he’s got Anna Bates as the one who leads the revolution.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”“It’s strange because upstairs Lord Grantham sort of handed over the reins to Lady Mary and downstairs, Anna Bates seems to be leading the resistance of the royal household.”” data-reactid=”138″>“It’s strange because upstairs Lord Grantham sort of handed over the reins to Lady Mary and downstairs, Anna Bates seems to be leading the resistance of the royal household.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”With Carson out of retirement he is back working alongside his wife, housekeeper Mrs Hughes.” data-reactid=”160″>With Carson out of retirement he is back working alongside his wife, housekeeper Mrs Hughes.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Jim Carter’s real life wife, Imelda Staunton, joins the cast of the movie as a visiting member of the aristocracy Lady Bagshaw. So what was that like?” data-reactid=”161″>Jim Carter’s real life wife, Imelda Staunton, joins the cast of the movie as a visiting member of the aristocracy Lady Bagshaw.

So what was that like?

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”“Well, because she’s Upstairs and I’m Downstairs we never speak to each other,” says Carter.” data-reactid=”162″>“Well, because she’s Upstairs and I’m Downstairs we never speak to each other,” says Carter.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”“We have a couple of days when we were in the dining room together, I refused to serve her any alcohol,” he jokes. “We travelled out to work together a couple of days.

But seeing her across a crowded dining room was exciting as it got.”” data-reactid=”163″>“We have a couple of days when we were in the dining room together, I refused to serve her any alcohol,” he jokes.

“We travelled out to work together a couple of days. But seeing her across a crowded dining room was exciting as it got.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”emDownton/em creator Julian Fellowes meticulously researches the historical events and cultural traditions of the era while writing the script. [Royalty has realy visited Highclere Castle, where Downton Abbey is filmed.

] But during filming Fellowes’ friend Alastair Bruce of Crionaich is on set at all times to act as official Historical Advisor.” data-reactid=”185″>Downton creator Julian Fellowes meticulously researches the historical events and cultural traditions of the era while writing the script.

[Royalty has realy visited Highclere Castle, where Downton Abbey is filmed.] But during filming Fellowes’ friend Alastair Bruce of Crionaich is on set at all times to act as official Historical Advisor.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Bruce admits there are “plenty” of inaccuracies he has spotted within the script.” data-reactid=”186″>Bruce admits there are “plenty” of inaccuracies he has spotted within the script.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”But he adds “In a way where the inaccuracies come, is where the director interprets what’s written, and I’m there to make sure that we keep to what Julian intended.” data-reactid=”187″>But he adds “In a way where the inaccuracies come, is where the director interprets what’s written, and I’m there to make sure that we keep to what Julian intended.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”“As far as I’m concerned, when you look at a drama, your conscience is carried along by the narrative, but your subconscious is also terribly hungry. And it’s by getting the behaviour right, the mannerisms, right, and the protocols of the time correct, that you take people legitimately into time and then they can enjoy the story even more.

”” data-reactid=”188″>“As far as I’m concerned, when you look at a drama, your conscience is carried along by the narrative, but your subconscious is also terribly hungry. And it’s by getting the behaviour right, the mannerisms, right, and the protocols of the time correct, that you take people legitimately into time and then they can enjoy the story even more.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Just a simple physical gesture by one of the actors can be an issue, Bruce reveals.” data-reactid=”193″>Just a simple physical gesture by one of the actors can be an issue, Bruce reveals.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”strongRead more: /stronga href=https://uk.news.

yahoo.com/downton-abbey-actor-jim-carter-awarded-obe-services-drama-201510327.

htmlemstrongDownton Abbey /strong/emstrongactor Jim Carter awarded with OBE/strong/a” data-reactid=”194″>Read more: Downton Abbey actor Jim Carter awarded with OBE

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”“We had a we had a scene a couple of days ago, between Lady Mary and Anna. And at one point, she puts her hand on Anna, and I said, ‘Please don’t do that.

Because people didn’t touch each other in those days. I think it’s very natural that people who live in today‘s time want to be very emotional.

And I think it’s important not to fight the truth of a time by trying to bring to it the protocols that are very natural today.”” data-reactid=”195″>“We had a we had a scene a couple of days ago, between Lady Mary and Anna.

And at one point, she puts her hand on Anna, and I said, ‘Please don’t do that.’ Because people didn’t touch each other in those days.

I think it’s very natural that people who live in today‘s time want to be very emotional. And I think it’s important not to fight the truth of a time by trying to bring to it the protocols that are very natural today.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”While the film is meticulous in its efforts to be historically accurate, even the stars admit there are few holes in the plot in order to pack it into a two hour film.” data-reactid=”196″>While the film is meticulous in its efforts to be historically accurate, even the stars admit there are few holes in the plot in order to pack it into a two hour film.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”span /span” data-reactid=”197″>

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Carson originally retired because he developed palsy and his tremoring hands made it impossible to serve at the table without spilling wine all over the guests.” data-reactid=”199″>Carson originally retired because he developed palsy and his tremoring hands made it impossible to serve at the table without spilling wine all over the guests.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Carter laughs, “That’s been miraculous! So retirement has obviously been beneficial. Either the writer forgot about it, or let’s say that the removal of stress probably cured his shaking hands.

”” data-reactid=”200″>Carter laughs, “That’s been miraculous! So retirement has obviously been beneficial. Either the writer forgot about it, or let’s say that the removal of stress probably cured his shaking hands.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Just as butler Molesley has abandoned his teaching job, cook Mrs Patmore seems to have completely forgotten her business venture running a Bed amp; Breakfast by the sea which she started at the end of the TV series.” data-reactid=”201″>Just as butler Molesley has abandoned his teaching job, cook Mrs Patmore seems to have completely forgotten her business venture running a Bed Breakfast by the sea which she started at the end of the TV series.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Nichol admits, “That seems to have taken a slight sidestep because I guess it doesn’t really fit in with what’s happening.”” data-reactid=”202″>Nichol admits, “That seems to have taken a slight sidestep because I guess it doesn’t really fit in with what’s happening.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Daisy had left Downton to live on her late husband’s family farm. But for the royal visit she is back at the big house.

” data-reactid=”203″>Daisy had left Downton to live on her late husband’s family farm. But for the royal visit she is back at the big house.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”McShera bemoans, “There’s no farm! We keep talking about our lovely farm and we imagine that she’s still living there. But no, we don’t actually get to see it.

I think it’s just cramming everything into film’s really hard.”” data-reactid=”204″>McShera bemoans, “There’s no farm! We keep talking about our lovely farm and we imagine that she’s still living there.

But no, we don’t actually get to see it. I think it’s just cramming everything into film’s really hard.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Though set in the past, emDownton Abbey/em has always been likened to a period soap opera – dealing with issues that are still just as relevant today such as heartbreak, rape, ambition and family feuds. And at a time when the Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Sussex have reignited in the public a love and admiration for the royal family, could it be that Julian Fellowes is trying to celebrate that with the theme of the emDownton Abbey /emmovie?” data-reactid=”226″>Though set in the past, Downton Abbey has always been likened to a period soap opera – dealing with issues that are still just as relevant today such as heartbreak, rape, ambition and family feuds.

And at a time when the Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Sussex have reignited in the public a love and admiration for the royal family, could it be that Julian Fellowes is trying to celebrate that with the theme of the Downton Abbey movie?

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Phyllis Logan quips, “It does seem as though they can’t seem to get enough of royalty, so we may as well shove some into emDownton Abbey/em.”” data-reactid=”227″>Phyllis Logan quips, “It does seem as though they can’t seem to get enough of royalty, so we may as well shove some into Downton Abbey.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Asked of he is a fan of the royal family, Carter says: “In the same way that I’m a fan of Westminster Abbey and castles. It is history, it’s us.

So why not have the royal family? I think they have value to this country.”” data-reactid=”228″>Asked of he is a fan of the royal family, Carter says: “In the same way that I’m a fan of Westminster Abbey and castles.

It is history, it’s us. So why not have the royal family? I think they have value to this country.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”But he is not sure royalty is the main theme of the movie.” data-reactid=”229″>But he is not sure royalty is the main theme of the movie.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”“This story is more about manners,” he says. “The manners of how to behave in front of royalty.

” data-reactid=”230″>“This story is more about manners,” he says. “The manners of how to behave in front of royalty.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”“I’m a fan of being polite and manners and things like that. I do believe in good behaviour.

Why wouldn’t anybody believe in that?”” data-reactid=”231″>“I’m a fan of being polite and manners and things like that. I do believe in good behaviour.

Why wouldn’t anybody believe in that?”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”emstrongDownton Abbey/strong/emstrong arrives in UK cinemas from 13 September 2019./strong” data-reactid=”232″>Downton Abbey arrives in UK cinemas from 13 September 2019.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”emInterviews conducted by Laura Hannam/em” data-reactid=”233″>Interviews conducted by Laura Hannam

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