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THE GUARDIAN – ITV has commissioned a sixth series of Downton Abbey, which will start filming early next year.

The broadcaster’s director of drama commissioning, Steve November, said on Thursday that the show continues to be “a phenomenon”.

He said the network doesn’t know yet what series writer Julian Fellowes has planned for his much-loved characters.

The Bafta and Emmy award-winning show follows the fates of the aristocratic Crawley clan and their servants amid the social upheavals of the 1910s and 1920s.

The fifth series of Downton Abbey is currently airing on ITV and starts 4 January on PBS in the US. The show is made by co-produced by UK company Carnival Films, a subsidiary of NBCUniversal, and PBS’ Masterpiece drama strand.

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Lily is featured in the December issue of Total Film magazine, with a beautiful new outtake from this photoshoot! She mostly talks about ‘Cinderella’ but also ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’.

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RADIO TIMES – This Sunday, series five of Downton Abbey will come to an end with a suitably special occasion: the wedding of Lady Rose and Atticus Aldridge.

The newly engaged pair have wasted no time tying the knot but when it comes to Rose’s wedding dress, there will be no skimping on style, either.

“Lady Rose would have had her wedding dress made especially for her big day, so I was anticipating having to make something for her from scratch,” says Anna Mary Scott Robbins, Downton’s costume designer, in this week’s Radio Times.

“As it happened, we had the biggest stroke of luck” – finding a beaded, original 1920s dress that matched Rose’s “feminine, pretty and frivolous” style.

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Still and promotional pictures from episode 5.8 of ‘Downton Abbey’ have been added to the gallery.

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thanks to EW, we have our first look at Lily as Elizabeth Bennet in ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’. Enjoy!

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY – Have you seen the Bennet sisters lately?

It might be time to get reacquainted with Jane Austen’s most famous family. Elizabeth (Lily James), Lydia (Ellie Bamber), Mary (Millie Brady), Jane (Bella Heathcote), and Kitty (Suki Waterhouse) aren’t just eligible singles anymore; they’re sword- and knife-wielding martial artists.

With a zombie apocalypse that’s been raging for more than 70 years, they kind of have to be. Writer-director Burr Steers (Igby Goes Down) took on the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s enormously popular book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies after years of development hell—David O. Russell had penned a draft and was attached to direct at one point—and rewrote the script with an eye toward realism. “The first thing I did was reinsert all the Pride and Prejudice beats,” says Steers, who also beefed up the roles of Darcy (Sam Riley) and Wickham (Jack Huston).

But it’s the spark-plug sisters who steal the show with their corset-bound roundhouse kicks. When it comes to her character, James doesn’t think that’s too much of a stretch. “Even in the original story, Elizabeth’s a fighter and beyond her contemporaries in her ambitions and her ideas of women,” she says. “She’s a badass warrior. She’s a ninja.” Filming began in late September; the action-adventure literary adaptation should hit the big screen next year.

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High definition screencaptures of Lily as the lovely Lady Rose in episode 5.05 of ‘Downton Abbey’ have been added to the gallery!

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Added high quality stills from episode 5.07 and a new promotional pictures of ‘Downton Abbey’.

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