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18 September 12th, 2014 George Clooney To Appear On Special Episode Of Downton Abbey!

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Looks like Oscar winning superstar George Clooney is the next American actor to appear on the highly successful British series Downton Abbey!  But this time its not as part of the upcoming season five of the Emmy-winning drama which debuts on ITV in the U.K. on September 21st.

According to ITV, Clooney will appear in a one-off charity episode of ‘Downton’ where he will guest-star in a sketch as an American guest at a wedding held on the Crawley estate.  The sketch will be included in  ITV charity fundraiser Text Santa.

Clooney has ties with Downton Abbey through its co-star Hugh Bonneville (Earl of Grantham)!

The duo starred in the motion picture Monuments Men which was also produced and directed by Clooney earlier this year.

What do you think of Clooney on a special “Downton”?  A must-see?  Let us know!

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  1. Mark says:

    Another reason not to watch that show!

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    Roselle guest replied

    Mark, I don’t understand your response. Why would someone read an article about Downton Abbey and Clooney if you don’t like either? Makes me wonder if you are a closet Abbey?

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  2. Bandele says:

    Woo-Hoo! Uber cool, can’t wait to see him there.

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  3. CeeCee says:

    Who cares? What is all the hoopla?????!!!!!!

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    Addison replied

    Well, I care which is why I came here. If you don’t care about a topic then I suggest you not click on it and then go to the trouble to write,”Who cares?”
    That’s bad manners.
    Having said that, I think Clooney will be a a lot of fun starring as an American visitor and I hope he exchanges some barbs with Maggie Smith.

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    CeeCee replied

    What can I say? You are sooooo right, Addison.

    CeeCee replied

    Oh, and Addison? What have you done with Shay? LOL. you sound a lot like her….very refreshing. I should be put in my place, once in a while. LOL. In a few weeks I will return to my students, so I needed that to put my teacher face back on.

    Shay replied

    Hey there, CeeCee!!!…”Addison” tis not me! But hello again! A number of my latest GH posts were eaten by the moderating monster, so that explains my recent unwilling absence from the website, plus I’ve simply been quite busy!!! As for the subject at hand, I am an extremely avid Downton watcher, and this news does absolutely nothing for me. I love the show for its superb Brit acting and sparkling scripts written by Julian Fellowes….not casting stunts featuring Hollywood swells. Tolerating Shirley MacLaine has been enough of a chore for me whenever she imposes her considerable gob into the otherwise genteel goings-on. Sooo….to say that this latest tidbit leaves me cold is an understatement!!!! Thankfully, it will not be featured as part of the regular episodic sequence of Season 5.

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  4. Lou Piikes says:

    Isn’t anyone going to make a comment about George Clooney appearing on Downton Abbey being beneath him since he is a mega movie star.

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    Mark replied

    Go see Solaris and see how low Downton has stooped

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    Addison replied

    Sadly, Mark is correct. Lou, George Clooney, by all accounts is not a Hollywood elitist snob. He has never forgotten his television roots and is known for making periodic cameo appearances in television shows since he left the ER.

    Shay replied

    Thank you, Mark. My thoughts exactly!

    CeeCee replied

    I am just confused about Shirley McLain being on this stage. She is so out of place….whenever she appears I think of Irma LaDeuce (sp.)… And, a bloated frog with makeup on. ….Way before my time, but Gran watches all these old movies and I enjoy watching them with her, sadly, soon I will not have the luxury of time any longer.
    Wasn’t there another actress who did not, at least, have to try to emote some semblance of finesse? Shirley does not belong on this show…too crass.

  5. 4ever DAYS says:

    Is George Clooney related to Cary Grant? He should do a sequel to North by Northwest. It can be titled South by Southeast. Who would be his Eva Marie Saint?

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    Addison replied

    Jennifer Lawrence, as a blonde. She can do anything.

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  6. CeeCee says:

    @4ever DAYS. …..Honey BooBoo’s mom would be my best guess! LOL

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    4ever DAYS replied

    LOL! I’ve never seen that show, but I know about it.

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    CeeCee replied

    I don’t watch it either, 4ever, but I’ve seen interviews….did not understand the lingo much, but what a piece of work…lol

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