Hit ITV period drama criticised for lack of diversity is no longer 'the whitest show on earth'
Christina Hendricks could star in new series called 'The Gilded Age' set in turn-of-century New York
Screenwriter Julian Fellowes says it would be 'rather nice to open it up ethnically a bit'
Writer 'taunts' US audience with plans for spin-off revealing how Lord and Lady Grantham first met
Spoiler alert: new series starts with a pre-wedding row, while future of Downton hangs in the balance
Julian Fellowes's comments 'baffling' as new Downton series will star two American actresses
Hollywood legend has difficulty with British TV's more demanding shooting schedule
Poor viewing figures to blame as Downton Abbey wins battle of maids-and-ladies TV
Titanoraks complain of dances that never happened and a solitary stoker keeping the engines turning
'Drownton Abbey' feels familiar but it isn't Sunday night comfort-viewing, say critics
Who sent 11 pounds of pot to St Martin's Press in New York – and why?
'A smart, seductive soap' – how the US media are explaining Downton to American viewers
Julian Fellows relocates to Toad Hall for stage version of Kenneth Grahame's classic