8:00pm 'Downton Abbey' Script To Screen with Julian Fellowes (recorded at LondonSWF 2018)

Room: Online
Time: 8:00pm

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with Julian Fellowes
moderated by John Yorke


Downton Abbey was one of the most successful British TV shows in the last decade, enjoying enormous success both at home and abroad. We all know and love the show, so this is a rare and extraordinary opportunity to meet the man behind the success, Julian Fellowes, and share the journey of the first episode.

In this exclusive Script to Screen, you will be invited to read the shooting script of this first episode (by downloading from our private link and reading at home) and then watch the episode, stopping and starting at each scene, to discuss with Julian exactly what was written, why and how it unfolded.

As a taster of what you can expect, Julian commented ‘The issues involved in setting up a series and trying, in one episode, to introduce a whole bunch of strangers and then shoehorn in enough plot to get them interested enough to come back the following week, are much more complicated than simply winding up a big hit.

Expect an entertaining, frank, inspirational and insightful experience you will never forget.

Appearing in this session

John Yorke

John Yorke – MD | Angel Station

Credits include Wolf Hall, Shameless, Life On Mars, EastEnders

John is author of Into the Woods and a drama producer, consultant and lecturer on all forms of storytelling. He also executive produced Wolf Hall.
John Yorke
Julian Fellowes

Julian Fellowes – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Downton Abbey, Gosford Park

Author of several best-seller novels, Oscar winner for Gosford Park and creator, writer and executive producer of the multi award-winning Downton Abbey.
Julian Fellowes

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