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Filming begins for ‘Downton Abbey’ movie
NEW YORK (AP) — Filming has begun for the “Downtown Abbey” movie.
Michelle Dockery, who plays Lady Mary in the global hit, posted a photo on Instagram with the caption, “And…we’re off.”
The film will reunite the Crawley family on the big screen. Series creator Julian Fellowes wrote the screenplay and will produce.
The primary cast members are all set to return, but the plot remains very hush-hush.
Over six seasons, “Downton Abbey” aired in at least 150 countries and set a record for non-U.S. television shows with 69 Emmy nominations.
Alex Trebek begins new season with beard
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Trebek sported a beard as he launched the 35th season of “Jeopardy!” and the look has led to a poll.
The bearded host appeared in a video on Instagram under the caption, “It’s time to embark upon a magical journey.” He opened the first show of the season by saying, “No need to inquire how I spent my summer vacation.”
The game show has started a beard or no beard poll on Twitter. There have been more votes for the beard than against it. One person wrote that the beard reminded her of the actor Sean Connery while another compared Trebek to Santa Claus.
Trebek was known for sporting a mustache, but he shaved it off in 2001. He grew the mustache back for the 30th season in 2014.