Julian Fellowes revealed his closet Irish Republican sympathies when he spoke at yesterday’s launch of the third series of Downton Abbey at Berkeley Street’s Mayfair Hotel. He observed that the storyline featuring Branson, the Irish chauffeur with Republican leanings, who whisked off Lady Sybil from the clutches of her family, was dear to his heart.
“It may come as a surprise that someone like me was brought up very much on the Home Rule and freedom side,” he said on the subject, which features heavily in the new series. Viewers can also look forward to a bedroom scene between Branson and Lady Sybil when they are invited to the wedding of Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens) and Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery).
SEE PEOPLE?!?! Wedding!!!! (OK, yes, just “invitation”, but come on…if there is NOT a wedding I will break things and swear off DA forever.)
Christian Bale upon winning the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for The Fighter
I think if I ever won I’d just stand there speechless. But “Bloody Hell” is a good start, too. Very Ron Weasley.
I think this was what Alfred REALLY wanted to tell Bruce.
“I’ll bite you myself!”
Almira Gulch…just because you own half the county doesn’t mean you have the power to run the rest of us! For twenty-three years I’ve been dying to tell you what I thought of you. And now…well, being a good Christian Woman I can’t say it!
Aunt Em, The Wizard of Oz
(I’m having a moment where I’m echoing her sentiments.)