Goodness, Granny has a past.

Far away, long ago
Glowing dim as an ember
Things my heart used to know
Things it yearns to remember
And a song someone sings
Once upon a December


First production photos of Penelope Wilton in ‘Taken at Midnight’ at Chichester Festival Theatre (x)

Anonymous said:
Is there anything about Isobel in the new Downton Abbey book?

I don’t recall there being all that much - I don’t have the book to hand at the moment to be sure (I only really looked for Violet information), but from what I do remember of it, it was mainly diary things (it’s based on a year at Downton), recipes, and somewhat more focused on the younger characters.

Anonymous said:
when was the deadline for Maggie's birthday message thing? i'm afraid i missed it :(

The deadline is the 17th November, although given very few responded to my post just asking for the numbers taking part, I’m not entirely sure the project has much life. I’d love to do it, but if people can’t be bothered there’s not much point sending a partially filled album.

Beverley Cross and Maggie Smith attend the Evening Standard Awards.

Anonymous said:
"a proper romantic goodbye between them"... If she heard that, the Downton chemist lady would be shocked : a wind of lust is blowing over the Grantham family ! :D I hope we won't be disappointed.

Well let’s just say it’s been entirely too long since Maggie had an on-screen kiss (especially when it seems that one might well have been cut from Quartet), but I’m not holding out much hope for it next week, or the week after if Kugarin is still around.

Anonymous said:
Perfect moment to post these pics... we are in the mood :D ! I do not expect to see such a scene in the Dower House garden, but...

We can dream! I’d love a moment in the Downton Gardens, kind of like the Mary/Gillingham one last season, but obviously minus the creepiness that seemed to permeate that moment. Just a rekindling between former lovers - or even a proper romantic goodbye between them.

Maggie Smith and Timothy Bottoms - Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973)

Maggie Smith, Martha Henry, and Marti Maraden - Three Sisters (1976)

Anonymous said:
I hope that some talented people will write fanfics about Violet and her Russian lover !

Fingers crossed! I can’t write for shit, so I have to hope that other talented people will step up and provide the goods!