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Julian Fellowes

UK flag (b.1950)

Julian Fellowes, actor, writer, producer, was educated at Ampleforth, Magdalene College, Cambridge and the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. He trained in repertory theatre at Northampton and Harrogate before making his West End début in 'A Touch of Spring' by Sam Taylor. He is probably best known for his portrayal of the incorrigible Lord Kilwillie in the BBC's series, 'Monarch of the Glen'. In the cinema, he was seen in 'Shadowlands' with Anthony Hopkins, 'Damage' with Jeremy Irons and 'Tomorrow Never Dies' with Pierce Brosnan. As a TV writer his scripts include 'Little Sir Nicholas,' 'Little Lord Fauntleroy' (winner of an International Emmy, 1995) and 'The Prince and the Pauper' (nominated for a Bafta, 1997) which he also produced. His screenplay début for the big screen was 'Gosford Park' directed by Robert Altman, which won a plethora of prizes, not least the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. He has also worked on a new version of 'Vanity Fair' with Reese Witherspoon and wrote the book for a new stage musical of 'Mary Poppins' for Cameron Mackintosh/ Disney in 2004.  His adaptation of Nigel Balchin's 'A Way Through the Wood', which he also directed was released in 2004, starring Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson and Rupert Everett. He is now hugely famous for the series Downton Abbey

Genres: Historical
Non fiction
   The English Country House (2013) (with James Peill)
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Songs of Love and War (2015)
(Deverill Chronicles, book 1)
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The Watch House (2017)
Bernie McGill
"McGill has the ability to enter the brain and heart of the characters."
The Mitford Murders (2017)
(Mitford Murders, book 1)
Jessica Fellowes
"A real murder, a real family and a brand new crime fiction heroine are woven together to make a fascinating, and highly enjoyable, read. I loved it."

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