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Julian Fellowes

Highest Rated:   96% Shadowlands (1993)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Crooked House
  • Screenwriter
2018
No Score Yet Believe - the Making of A Christmas Star
  • Actor
2015
21% Romeo and Juliet
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
2013
20% The Tourist
  • Screenwriter
2010
76% The Young Victoria
  • Screenwriter
2009
43% From Time to Time
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2009
72% Separate Lies
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2005
No Score Yet Piccadilly Jim
  • Screenwriter
2005
51% Vanity Fair
  • Screenwriter
2004
86% Gosford Park
  • Screenwriter
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
57% Tomorrow Never Dies
  • Minister of Defense
1997
74% Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre
  • Colonel Dent
1996
No Score Yet Sharpe's Regiment
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Savage Hearts
  • Bishop
1995
No Score Yet House Of Cards Trilogy Iii: The Final Cut
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Little Lord Fauntleroy
  • Screenwriter
1995
96% Shadowlands
  • Desmond Arding
1993
No Score Yet Sharpe's Rifles
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet To Be the Best
  • Actor
1992
80% Damage
  • Donald Lyndsaymp
1992
No Score Yet Fellow Traveller
  • D'Arcy
1990
15% 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Downton Abbey
2010
  • Screenwriter
  • Creator
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
No Score Yet Monarch of the Glen
2000-2005
  • Angus Errol Sharon Kilwillie Kilwillie
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Screenwriter
  • Duke of Richmond
86% Downton Abbey
2011-2016
  • Creator
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
38% Titanic
2012
  • Screenwriter
91% Doctor Thorne
2016
  • Screenwriter

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