Monday, March 12, 2012

Julian Fellowes' Titanic

I've known about this for awhile, but realized that I haven't told you yet! And the thing is upon us!

Julian Fellowes of Downton Abbey fame (well, and Gosford Park if we want to get to the bottom of why he's famous) wrote a Titanic series for the 100th anniversary of the sinking. The four part series will air on ITV1 (Downton's home) in April and in the US by April 14th (official anniversary, and tax day present!).  I'd say that's a darn good turn around for the US showing! Huzzah! It's basically Downton on the Titanic, following all classes and characters aboard. Article from Telly Spotting here.

Cast includes (so excited for some of these!).
David Calder, the dad from Bramwell, as Captain Smith, pretty dead ringer I'd say.

Toby Jones, from like everything.

Maria Doyle Kennedy, aka Mrs. Bates, aka my favorite gravel-y voiced lady actor.

Linus Roache from Law & Order, didn't know he was English, did ya?

Stephen Campbell Moore, He Knew He Was Right, Lark Rise to Candleford, and I saw him in All My Sons in London!

You'll recognize a lot of other people as well, including Lily Potter! Sad thing though is that at least all of the men will die, and inevitably some of the women too, so don't get too attached, but with Julian Fellowes at the wheel (or helm rather) you are going to get very attached, THEN they'll all die.

1 comment:

  1. Yay! Because it's being shown on ITV1 like Downton, do you think it'll be on too?