Thanks to Lorna.
What did you think of the series premiere last night? I really enjoyed it and hope you did too! Screen captures of our lovely Sybil are in the gallery, as well as a new episode still from the wonderful Downton Online.
- Mirror We Love TV (UK) – September 15, 2012, thanks to Lorna.
What’s next on Downton Abbey (in the UK)?
Episode 3×01 – Sunday, 16 September 2012, 9:00PM, ITV
Cora’s mother sweeps into Downton for Matthew and Mary’s wedding, but with the couple’s relationship under strain will they even make it to the altar? New footman Alfred strives to meet Carson’s high standards, under the watchful eye of his aunt O’Brien. Robert’s shocking news brings financial worries to the fore, on an unprecedented scale. Might he lose Downton itself and all it stands for?
Two new Downton Abbey trailers are now online, including one for ITV and another for PBS. I am unable to watch the PBS trailer as I don’t live in the US, but I caught a few glimpses of Jessica’s Sybil in the ITV trailer! The show returns to ITV September 16 and PBS January 6, 2013.
Thank you to Downton Online for three new HQ episode stills from the first episode of Downton Abbey season 3. I am so excited!
By Anita Singh, Showbusiness Editor
When Jessica Brown Findlay plays Lady Sybil in Downton Abbey, she ensures the cameras capture her best side.
But the actress is not motivated by vanity. Brown Findlay has disclosed that her close-up scenes are shot almost exclusively from her right side in order to hide a decidedly non-period detail from viewers: multiple ear piercings.
“I’ve got four piercings in my left, so we’ve dubbed my right one the ‘period drama ear’,” the 22-year-old explained.
“I have to be filmed from that side when I do emotional close-ups in Downton.” Read full story »
By J J Anisiobi
Jessica Brown Findlay makes sure that her best side is always captured by the camera when she acts in Downton Abbey.
The popular ITV1 period drama tries its utmost to make sure there is continuity in the show, which means that Jessica has to work extra hard.
The 22-year-old actor, who plays Lady Sybil, has to make sure only her right hand side is visible because she has so many piercings in her left ear. Read full story »
Downton Abbey – Julian Fellowes, Jessica Brown Findlay and Allen Leech discuss the political issues of the third series
It feels like forever since the unique and fabulous world of the residents of Downton Abbey was on our screens, but fear not, next month see’s the launch of the new series on ITV. Read full story »
DOWNTON Abbey beauty Jessica Brown Findlay certainly did her homework finding out what it was like to be pregnant in the Twenties after discovering that her character Lady Sybil Crawley is expecting a baby. Jessica, 22, who sports a prosthetic bump in the forthcoming series due to be screened this autumn, says:
“It was lovely and I really enjoyed playing pregnant. It was quite an interesting experience and all the dresses were incredibly comfy as the Twenties were a good time to be pregnant. I did quite a lot of historical research and I talked to a couple of members of my family who are midwives. We had a lady come in to give us talks about what it was like to give birth in those days.”
The next series will see Lady Sybil and husband Tom Branson – Downton’s former chauffeur played by Allen Leech – return home for the wedding of her sister Lady Mary and Matthew Crawley.
Jessica, left, adds: “There are birth scenes and labour pains but I can’t say anymore as I don’t want to give away the storyline.”
By Katie Nicholl
Downton Abbey returns to our screens next month for a third series and its creator Julian Fellowes has promised yet another – but will series four feature Lady Sybil Crawley?
Lady Sybil, who married chauffeur Tom Branson in series two, is expecting a baby in the next instalments of the ITV costume drama.
But Jessica Brown Findlay, 22, who plays the Earl’s rebel daughter, heads to New York next month to star with Russell Crowe, Colin Farrell and Will Smith in Winter’s Tale – her first major film role – and may not return.
‘She’s trying to find a New York apartment and plans to stay there until at least December,’ says a source. ‘She’s keeping her cards close to her chest about her future on Downton.’ Read full story »
- Love Magazine – Behind the Scenes (2012)
- Downton Abbey > Posters
- Vogue (2011) #2
- Television Critics Association Awards
Thanks to our good friend Nicole.
Archer, Barden, Sunjata join cast of indie comedy-drama
By Dave McNary
Anne Archer, Jessica Barden and Daniel Sunjata have joined the cast of indie comedy-drama “Lullaby.”
Previously announced cast include Garrett Hedlund, Richard Jenkins Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard and Amy Adams.
Andrew Levitas is directing from his own script. “Lullaby” is produced by Andrea Stone-Brokaw (“Finding Graceland”) of Ananta Prods. and Cary Brokaw of Avenue Pictures.
Story on a man who’s estranged from his family and receives word that his father has chosen to take himself off life support in less than 48 hours. Read full story »
She’s usually seen in period dress portraying Lady Sybil in Downton Abbey.
But Jessica Brown Findlay has undergone a dramatic makeover appearing on the cover of Love magazine.
The 22-year-old actress appears dressed in an ethereal style sporting messy hair embellished with flowers, pale skin, smokey eyes and dark red lips.
Jessica smoulders on the cover dressed in a plunging crumpled dress with her incandescent skin glowing in the light.
The shoot, styled by LOVE Editor-in-chief Katie Grand, is a far cry from the primped and proper character Jessica famously portrays.
After the otherworldly look is also a far cry from her usual English rose style in real life.
Jessica is no stranger to sporting a dark and mysterious look and in February she appeared in a haunting series of snaps for Dominic Jones jewellery.
Brown Findlay started her career as a ballet dancer, training with the National Youth Ballet and the Associates of the Royal Ballet.
When she was 15, she was invited to dance with the Kirov at the Royal Opera House for a summer season.
During her final two years of school she had three operations on her ankles. The last one went wrong and when Brown Findlay woke up from the anaesthetic, she was told she would never dance again.
Not one to be deterred, the budding artist applied to St Martin’s in London and got onto their highly regarded Fine Art course.
LOVE 8 ‘A Costume Drama’ Autumn/Winter 2012 goes on sale 30 July to learn more about the interview visit thelovemagazine.co.uk
Here is a sneak peak at the next issue of Love magazine, which features Jessica. It was posted on Instagram.
Lady Sybil stars in the new issue of Love, on sale 30th July. Nothing too shabby for Downton Abbey
Just a reminder that the AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards honouring Shirley Maclaine will be broadcast today, and a clip from the third season will be shown during the show.
40th AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Shirley MacLaine
The American Film Institute Board of Trustees selected Shirley MacLaine to receive the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film. The award was presented to MacLaine at a gala tribute on Thursday, June 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. TV Land will broadcast the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award tribute on TV Land Sunday, June 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The event celebrates MacLaine’s extraordinary life and all her endeavors – movies, television, Broadway, author and beyond.
Thanks to our good friend Nicole.