Julian Fellowes has had an illustrious career in film, theatre, television and literature. Among his many screenplays are the Oscar-winning Gosford Park, The Young Victoria, and Vanity Fair. He has directed and performed in numerous films and television series, and his novels include the Sunday Times bestselling novel, Snobs. His most recent projects have been the multi-award winning screenplays for ITV's Downton Abbey, which has enjoyed two immensely popular series with viewing figures of over 10 million. The highly-anticipated third series is scheduled for autumn 2012. Julian lives in Dorset with his family.
'Downton Abbey is what television should be.' Simon Heffer, Telegraph
'The sets and costumes are ravishing, the attention to detail painstaking and the performances are brilliant. But above all, it's a cracking story.' The Times
'A sumptuous, accomplished piece of television' Guardian
'Sundays won't be the same without Downton: In an age of patronising, tacky television, Downton Abbey was a true British gem.' Max Hastings, Daily Mail