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10.2M tune in for 'Downton Abbey' Season 4 premiere in the U.S.

10.2M tune in for 'Downton Abbey' Season 4 premiere in the U.S.

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The Season 4 U.S. premiere of the British costume drama "Downton Abbey" was seen by 10.2 million viewers, ratings show.

'Downton' actors to form musical group?

LONDON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- "Downton Abbey" actors Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery and Allen Leech may tap into their musical talents to form a band, McGovern said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 18, 2013.
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Paul Giamatti joins cast of 'Downton Abbey'

Paul Giamatti joins cast of 'Downton Abbey'

LONDON, June 24 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Paul Giamatti will appear in Season 4 of "Downton Abbey," the British costume drama's producers announced.
Season 4 of 'Downton Abbey' to premiere in the U.S. Jan. 5

Season 4 of 'Downton Abbey' to premiere in the U.S. Jan. 5

NEW YORK, May 14 (UPI) -- The fourth season of the British drama series "Downton Abbey" is to begin airing in the United States Jan. 5, PBS announced Tuesday.

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Former Allman Brothers guitarist Dan Toler dead at 64 ... Julianne and Derek Hough developing dance drama for Starz ... 'Downton Abbey' to feature first black character in Season 4 ... Mumford & Sons' 'Babel' tops U.S. album chart for fifth week ... News from United Press International.
MacLaine suggested scene for 'Downton'

MacLaine suggested scene for 'Downton'

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Shirley MacLaine said it was her idea for her outgoing character in "Downton Abbey" to sing a love song to Maggie Smith's strait-laced Lady Violet.
'Downton Abbey' prequel on the way

'Downton Abbey' prequel on the way

LONDON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- British screenwriter Julian Fellowes says he is penning a prequel to his hit costume drama "Downton Abbey."

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
By United Press International
Cameron praises Obama at state dinner

Cameron praises Obama at state dinner

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron praised President Barack Obama's "strength, moral authority, and wisdom," during a state dinner in Washington Wednesday.
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Maggie Smith leaving 'Downton Abbey'?

Maggie Smith leaving 'Downton Abbey'?

LONDON, March 7 (UPI) -- Actress Maggie Smith has not signed up for the expected fourth season of the beloved British period drama "Downton Abbey," The Mirror reported.
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Shirley MacLaine joins 'Downton' cast

Shirley MacLaine joins 'Downton' cast

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning American actress Shirley MacLaine is to join the cast of "Downton Abbey" next season, the British period drama's producers said Monday.
PBS under fire for 'Downton' jewelry

PBS under fire for 'Downton' jewelry

LONDON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- America's Public Broadcasting Service has changed the names of its "Downton Abbey"-inspired jewelry after the British show's producers voiced their disapproval.
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Elizabeth McGovern
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Elizabeth McGovern (born July 18, 1961) is an American film, television, and theater actor.

McGovern was born in Evanston, Illinois, the daughter of Katharine Wolcott (née Watts), a high school teacher, and William Montgomery McGovern, Jr., a university professor. Her paternal grandfather was adventurer William Montgomery McGovern and her maternal great-grandfather was U.S. diplomat Ethelbert Watts. The McGovern family moved to Los Angeles where her father accepted a position with UCLA. Her younger sister is novelist Cammie McGovern.

McGovern started acting in plays while attending The Oakwood School in North Hollywood. Agent Joan Scott saw her performance in The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder, was impressed by her talent, and recommended she take acting lessons. McGovern studied at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, then at The Juilliard School in New York City.

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