09 April 2011

Coming this Sunday to a PBS station near you

Upstairs, Downstairs
A new version. I cannot wait. With all the success and interest in Downton Abbey this year, to have another period series to follow is a real treat. I never watched the original. I must have been too young, but am greatly looking forward to this. Keeley Hawes is a great talent and takes the role of Lady Agnes Holland. Ms. Hawes was wonderful in one of my favorite British shows Spooks (MI-5) as Zoe Reynolds. She was also in one of the funniest movies I've seen in a long time, Death at a Funeral (British original) where she played opposite her husband Matthew Macfadyen. Sir Hallam Holland is played by Ed Stoppard who was in the recently aired, Any Human Heart. Interestingly, Jean March who played Rose Buck the housekeeper in the original Up/Down, will return in this version to help staff the house through her Buck of Belgravia staffing agency.
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