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Watch 'Downton Abbey’s' Lily James in the Trailer for ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’

Downton Abbey’s Lily James stars as Juliet Ashton in ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’. (Photo courtesy of Studiocanal ©2017)

A bunch of our Downton Abbey fan favorites are reuniting for a brand new film based on a popular novel with one of the best titles ever created.

Originally published in 2008, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was written by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. It tells the story of journalist Juliet Ashton, who forms a life-changing bond with the members of the titular book club when she journeys to Guernsey, one of the small Channel Islands between the United Kingdom and France.

And the Oscar Went To… British Best Picture Winners Through the Years

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards earlier this week. Among the Best Picture nominees are British films Darkest HourDunkirk and Phantom Thread. If recent award show results are any indication, it’s more likely that Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri will nab the ceremony's top honor. That being said 3 Billboards has a bit of a British pedigree in that its writer/director and producer are from the UK.

Regardless of the outcome of this year’s ceremony, the British film industry has had a pretty impressive track record in the Best Picture category. And to prove that point, we’ve compiled a list of some of past winners of this most coveted of Oscar statuettes.

Discover the Historical Personalities Behind ‘Victoria and Abdul’

Dame Judi Dench and Ali Fazal star in Victoria and Abdul, the biographical drama showcasing the unexpected friendship of the Queen and her Indian servant. (Image courtesy of Focus Features © 2017)

Fans of the hit Masterpiece series Victoria will be thrilled to see their favorite British Queen later in life when the new movie Victoria and Abdul opens in theaters in the US on Friday, September 22nd.

Inspired by extraordinary true-life events, the script, based on Shrabani Basu’s book, reveals the unexpected friendship between Queen Victoria and Mohammad Hafiz Abdul Karim, a young Indian sent to England in 1887 to attend Her Majesty during her Golden Jubilee celebrations.

Here for your edification and enjoyment is the run-down of the historical who’s who in the movie:

'Downton Abbey' Cast Members Reunite for ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’

Downton Abbey’s Lily James stars as Juliet Ashton in ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’. (Photo courtesy of Studiocanal ©2017)

While fans of Downton Abbey patiently await updates from creator/writer Julian Fellowes on his plans for a theatrical movie of the mega-hit Masterpiece historical drama, a new movie featuring four of its cast members has been filming in England and The Channel Islands. 

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, adapted from the international best-selling novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, is somewhat of a mini-reunion for Downton cast members. The World War II period drama will star Lily James as free-spirited journalist Juliet Ashton and feature Jessica Brown Findlay as Elizabeth McKenna, Matthew Goode as Sidney Stark, and Penelope Wilton as Amelia Maugery.

‘The Full Monty' is 20 Years Old: Where is the Cast Now?

The cast of The Full Monty (Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures/Channel Four Films)

Hard to believe but this week marks two decades since movie-going audiences were introduced to a group of unemployed misfits from Sheffield, England desperate to make a few quid. So bad are their prospects, in fact, that the impulsive idea to form a local Chippendale-esque troupe morphs into a reasonable money making idea.

In case you don't recognize it, this is the premise for British underdog comedy, The Full Monty. In honor of the 20th anniversary of the film's release this past August, we thought it might be fun to see what has happened in the careers of a sampling of its cast members.

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