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George Clooney to Visit ‘Downton Abbey’ – Sort Of

Sep 12, 2014  •  Post A Comment

“Not only is George Clooney about to marry a Brit, he’s also set to visit the ultimate British period drama – ‘Downton Abbey,’” reports People magazine.

The story reports: “A spokesperson for ITV, which broadcasts the show in the United Kingdom, confirms to People that the Oscar winner is participating in a short charity sketch set in the ‘Downton Abbey’ world that will air ‘around Christmas time.’ ”

Unfortunately, the sketch is for a separate charity program on ITV, and not for the actual “Downton Abbey” series that is seen in the U.S. on PBS, the story says. In addition, there are no current plans for the charity special to be aired here in America.

According to the BBC, a connection between Clooney and “Downton Abbey” was forged when “Clooney directed and starred in ‘Monuments Men’ alongside ‘Downton Abbey’s’ Hugh Bonneville [who plays the Earl of Grantham on ‘Abbey’].”

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