Julian Fellowes

Highest Rated: 97% Shadowlands (1993)
Birthday: Aug 17, 1949
Birthplace: Not Available
An actor turned screenwriter whose sharp wit propelled him to an Oscar for his keen screenplay for Robert Altman's Gosford Park, Julian Fellowes had plenty of time to soak up the English upper crust's disdain for anything pop culture-related while growing up, and was sure to filter those observations in a script that crackled with bitter insight into England's upper-class master/servant relationships. Born to a diplomat father in England in 1954, Fellowes lived his early life in luxury. After receiving his primary schooling in Britain's prestigious Ampleforth, Fellowes studied English literature at Cambridge before enrolling in drama school at 21. As an aspiring actor, Fellowes found himself straddling the complicated class system as he resided in squalor during the week, only to return home and have the servants do his laundry on the weekend. Settling into a comfortable stint as a character actor, Fellowes alternated between film and television with roles in such films as Baby: The Secret of the Lost Legend (1985) and as Noel Coward in Goldeneye: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming (1989). Appearing in numerous miniseries and made-for-television films throughout the 1990s, Fellowes took his first stab at screenwriting in the 1994 miniseries Little Lord Fauntleroy. After hearing that famed director Robert Altman was seeking a screenwriter with a working knowledge of England's class system, Fellowes quickly shot to the top of a short list of potential writers for the film. With numerous personal stories from which to work, the now established screenwriter turned years of passive observation and quiet dissent into a stinging screenplay that would serve as a springboard for the talents of the film's noteworthy cast.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Downton Abbey Producer Screenwriter 2019
44% The Chaperone Screenwriter 2019
55% Crooked House Screenwriter 2017
No Score Yet Believe - the Making of A Christmas Star Actor 2015
24% Romeo and Juliet Screenwriter Producer $1.2M 2013
20% The Tourist Screenwriter $67.7M 2010
77% The Young Victoria Screenwriter $11M 2009
43% From Time to Time Director Producer Screenwriter 2009
71% Separate Lies Director Screenwriter $0.9M 2005
No Score Yet Piccadilly Jim Screenwriter 2005
51% Vanity Fair Screenwriter $16.1M 2004
86% Gosford Park Screenwriter $41.3M 2001
No Score Yet Time After Time Screenwriter Director 2001
60% Behind the Lines Actor 1999
No Score Yet Aristocrats Lord Richmond 1999
85% Place Vendôme Actor 1998
58% Tomorrow Never Dies Minister of Defense 1997
74% Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre Colonel Dent 1996
No Score Yet Savage Hearts Bishop 1995
No Score Yet Little Lord Fauntleroy Screenwriter 1995
97% Shadowlands Desmond Arding 1993
No Score Yet Sharpe's Rifles Actor 1993
78% Damage Donald Lyndsaymp 1992
No Score Yet Fellow Traveller D'Arcy 1990
13% Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend Nigel Jenkins 1985
No Score Yet Florence Nightingale Charles 1985
No Score Yet Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess Aly Khan's Chauffeur 1983
No Score Yet The Scarlet Pimpernel The Prince Regent 1982
No Score Yet Hotline Actor 1982
No Score Yet Priest Of Love Actor 1981
No Score Yet The Bunker Actor 1981


No Score Yet Close Up With the Hollywood Reporter
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87% Doctor Thorne
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86% Downton Abbey
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No Score Yet Downton Abbey
Director Screenwriter Creator Executive Producer Producer
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No Score Yet Masterpiece
Screenwriter Duke of Richmond
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38% Titanic
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No Score Yet Monarch of the Glen
Angus Errol Sharon Kilwillie Kilwillie
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No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected


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