Downton Abbey: Julian Fellowes" ancestors were not masters but SERVANTS on the estate that inspired the Abbey


Is this why Downton”s creator is obsessed by class Julian Fellowes” ancestors were not masters but SERVANTS on the estate that inspired the Abbey

Lord of the manor: Julian Fellowes and his wife Emma

Lord of the manor: Julian Fellowes and his wife Emma

Downton Abbey is modelled on the aristocratic pile Penybont Hall, where Lord Fellowes

Downton Abbey is modelled on the aristocratic pile Penybont Hall, where Lord Fellowes” ancestors were not masters – but servants

Julian

Julian”s great-grandfather Pat Mackintosh – a tough, hard-working, but undeniably working-class man

Julian is the nation

Julian is the nation”s most successful screenwriter but is dogged by accusations of snobbery and of deriding people for using the word “toilet”

It his grandmother Emily who gave Julian the inspiration for Downton Abbey

It his grandmother Emily who gave Julian the inspiration for Downton Abbey