Julian Fellowes

Julian Fellowes

Highest Rated: 87% Gosford Park (2001)

Lowest Rated: 13% Baby ... Secret of the Lost Legend (1985)

Birthday: Aug 17, 1949

Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt

A theatrically trained actor who became an Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Julian Fellowes enjoyed a prominent career before the camera before stepping behind it to write the Oscar-winning film "Gosford Park" (2001) and creating the multi-award-winning series "Downton Abbey" (BBC/PBS, 2010-16). Prior to both, Fellowes delivered quality performances in "The Bunker" (CBS, 1981) opposite friend Anthony Hopkins, as well as in the biblical miniseries "Peter and Paul" (CBS, 1981) and "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (CBS, 1982). Following more onscreen turns, including in Richard Attenborough's "Shadowlands" (1993), he made his screenwriting debut with an adaptation of "Little Lord Fauntleroy" (1994), but primarily stayed in front of the camera with "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997) and as a cast member of the British series "Monarch of the Glen" (BBC, 2000-05). In 2001, Fellowes wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for Robert Altman's "Gosford Park" and transitioned more permanently to a behind-the-scenes role. He adapted William Makepeace Thackeray's "Vanity Fair" (2004) and made his directing debut with "Separate Lies" (2005), only to earn his share of deserved criticism for writing the much-maligned Johnny Depp-Angelina Jolie thriller "The Tourist" (2010). But he recovered nicely by creating the highly-acclaimed series, "Downton Abbey," which won numerous awards, attracted loyal fans around the world, and cemented Fellowes' place as one of England's most esteemed talents.

Highest rated movies

Baby ... Secret of the Lost Legend




85% 97% Downton Abbey: A New Era Screenwriter,
$16.0M 2022
84% 94% Downton Abbey Screenwriter,
$96.8M 2019
47% 72% The Chaperone Screenwriter $599.6K 2018
58% 55% Crooked House Screenwriter - 2017
38% 38% A Christmas Star Self - 2015
23% 46% Romeo & Juliet Screenwriter,
$1.2M 2013
20% 42% The Tourist Screenwriter $67.6M 2010
43% 61% From Time to Time Director,
- 2009
76% 74% The Young Victoria Screenwriter $11.0M 2009
No Score Yet 51% Piccadilly Jim Writer - 2005
71% 47% Separate Lies Director,
$923.3K 2005
50% 50% Vanity Fair Screenwriter $16.1M 2004
87% 78% Gosford Park Writer,
Associate Producer
$41.3M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dirty Tricks Prosecution Counsel (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Treaty Winston Churchill (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sharpe's Regiment The Prince Regent (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Savage Hearts Bishop (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Never Love a Thief Unknown (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 82% Sharpe's Rifles Major Dunnett (Character) - 1993
78% 73% Damage Donald Lyndsay (Character) $7.5M 1992
No Score Yet 62% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: Love's Sweet Song Winston Churchill (Character) - 1992
13% 38% Baby ... Secret of the Lost Legend Nigel Jenkins (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Swallows and Amazons: Coot Club Jerry (Hullabaloo) (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Very Open Prison Unknown (Character) - 0000


79% 70% The Gilded Age Executive Producer 2022
75% 87% Belgravia Executive Producer,
53% 82% The English Game Executive Producer 2020
87% 85% Doctor Thorne Writer 2016
91% 94% Downton Abbey Writer 2010-2016
38% 50% Titanic Writer 2012
No Score Yet 83% Monarch of the Glen Unknown (Character) 2003-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aristocrats Duke of Richmond (Character) 2000
No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1980 1999
77% 74% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected George (Character) 1980