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Sorry for the late, I hope you all enjoy your holidays! I’ve finally added HD screen captures of the Christmas Special of ‘Downton Abbey’!

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1. It’s not Christmas for the Crawleys
So don’t expect a table wobbling under the weight of Mrs Patmore’s Christmas dinner. There will be no elaborate Christmas trees, carols around the Christmas tree or proposals in the snow. Boo!

The episode won’t be set amongst the autumn leaves or in the first flushes of spring either… it’ll be high summer. There will be sunny picnics. The gang will even visit the beach. The beach. On December 25. While we are all chilly, bloated from too much turkey and trying to stop humming Jingle Bells. All I can say is you’d better not go killing anyone off, Fellowes.

2. On that note, nobody is going to die.
Apparently. Downton’s executive producer Liz Trubridge has said “Nobody dies” so you can eat those Quality Street safe in the knowledge that your stomach isn’t going to be turned by any car crashes, dangerous births or ruthless murders.

Then again. If someone was going to pop their clogs, would the Downton Abbey team ruin the surprise and tell us? We’d keep the tissues handy just in case…
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Sizzling Downton Abbey star Lily James was involved in a blazing drama of a different kind during the filming of Disney’s live-action Cinderella extravaganza when a sumptuous wedding gown she was wearing caught fire.

The 24-year-old had been shooting a scene at Pinewood studios. The bridal dress — with its voluminous skirts, three miles of hemming and covered in Swarovski crystals — is a work of art in its own right. It covers so much square footage the actress can’t always see what’s in front of her.

She was led into her dressing room (a large tent in a corner of the vast 007 sound stage) and her hem brushed against a heater and began smouldering.

‘It had turned really cold and someone had put a three-bar heater a bit too close to where Lily was going to sit on a stool,’ explained distinguished costume designer Sandy Powell.

‘Luckily, just a segment of the silk dress got burnt. Thank God Lily wasn’t harmed,’ added Powell who has collected three Oscars and two Baftas for her screen creations.
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Cinderella Movies

Her latest project is her biggest yet – Disney’s live action version of Cinderella, directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Cate Blanchett and McShera’s Downton co-star Lily James.

McShera plays ugly sister Drizella.

“Cate Blanchett is my mum which is hilarious, she was so much fun to work with. Me and Holliday Grainger (who also stars in the film) watched Blue Jasmine the day before we met her so we were so in awe of her. She was so nice and generous and funny, we had the best time with her.”

At least McShera will get to give the orders for a change – her Downton co-star, Lilly James, who plays cousin Rose in the drama, takes the lead in Cinderella.

While the actress acknowledges it was nice to have the roles reversed for once, she jokes: “Lily’s definitely no Daisy – she looks beautiful in rags, it’s really irritating!”

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Nice-as-pie Lily James, who plays Lady Rose in Downton Abbey, talks through her stunning cover shoot for Tatler January 2014. She wore Dior, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino and Simone Rocha, and was photographed by Marc Hom and styled by Deep Kailey.

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Cinderella Movies

Holliday Grainger is Lily’s co-star in ‘Cinderella’, she plays one of the stepsisters Anastasia.

When you do something like Cinderella, do you think about the fact that you’re retelling the story of Cinderella, or can you focus on it as just another story that you’re telling?
GRAINGER: Whenever I walk out of my trailer and see Lily [James] in her costume, I think, “My god, I’m shooting Cinderella!” When she’s in her ball gown, she looks like the fairy tale version of Cinderella that you remember dreaming about, as a kid. The first time I saw her in her ball grown, I felt a bit starstruck. It’s just Lily. She’s one of my contemporaries. We’ve known each other from before. But when she’s in the Cinderella dress, she’s just perfect. That’s when you go, “Oh, my gosh, we’re actually making a movie! We’re making a fairy tale come to life!”

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