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5 Downton Abbey and Harry Potter Connections

‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Harry Potter’ Connections

It’s an understandable question for Americans. What are the Downton Abbey and Harry Potter connections? Downton Abbey fans, take note. Any British actor who becomes popular has to face the same question, over and over, from Americans: “Do you know so-and-so? She’s from England, too!” Because, of course, all British people know each other, right? It’s such a […]

See the Downton Abbey costumes. Photograph by Nick Briggs, © 2012 Carnival Film & Television Limited. All Rights Reserved.

‘Downton Abbey’ Locations that are Must-See

Downton Abbey locations are becoming popular, thanks to the hit TV series. I can understand why. Several years ago, my thoughtful husband sent me on a trip to England and Scotland to visit locations that were tied to Harry Potter. Some of the cities, like Edinburgh, were important because of J.K. Rowling’s writing. Other locations, like Lacock, […]

Downton Abbey Season 4

‘Downton Abbey’ Season 4 Review

For those who didn’t watch Downton Abbey Season 4, it must seem like just another stuffy PBS adaptation of some boring Victorian novel– say, Mrs. Gaskell’s Cranford— and that the crux of the story will be that some intelligent young lady is in danger of losing her honor because she accidentally lent her handkerchief to […]


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