“Abbey” Row — The strenght of Downton is all character”, Julian Fellowes says when asked why we love his phenomenally successful Downton Abbey quite so much. There is a perfect mix of aristocratic and servant intrigue, of big storytelling, love, gossip and beautiful people in beautiful costume. “It looks like classic period drama, but the structure is more like The West Wing“, Fellowes continues. “Everything is very quick; we shot it with the speed of a soap”.

  • Scans: Vanity Fair – December 2011, big thanks to Lorna