Julian Fellowes

Actor, Screenwriter, Producer
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) ... Read more »
Born: 08/16/1949 in Egypt

Filmography

Actor (31)

Anatomy of a Scene: Gosford Park 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Monarch of the Glen 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Place Vendôme 2000 (Movie)

Wajman (Actor)

Shergar 2000 (Movie)

Chambers (Actor)

Never Love a Thief 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Regeneration 1998 (Movie)

Timmons (Actor)

The Treaty 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 (Movie)

Minister of Defense (Actor)

Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre 1996 (Movie)

Colonel Dent (Actor)

The Final Cut 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Charles Dickens' Martin Chuzzlewit 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Rumpole and the Reform of Joby Jonson 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Savage Hearts 1994 (Movie)

The Bishop (Actor)

Sharpe 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Covington Cross 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Shadowlands 1993 (Movie)

Desmond Arding (Actor)

Damage 1992 (Movie)

Donald Lyndsaymp (Actor)

Goldeneye 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Fellow Traveller 1986 (Movie)

D'Arcy (Actor)

Baby: The Secret of the Lost Legend 1985 (Movie)

Nigel Jenkins (Actor)

Priest of Love 1981 (Movie)

Barbara's Fiance (Actor)

The Bunker 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Full Circle 1976 (Movie)

Library Attendant (Actor)

Aristocrats (TV Show)

Actor

Florence Nightingale (TV Show)

Actor

Hotline (TV Show)

Actor

Peter and Paul (TV Show)

Actor

The Scarlet Pimpernel (TV Show)

Actor

To Be the Best (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (10)

Piccadilly Jim 2014 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Screenplay)

Romeo and Juliet 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Tourist 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

From Time to Time 2009 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

The Young Victoria 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Separate Lies 2005 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Screenplay)

Vanity Fair 2004 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Screenplay)

Gosford Park 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Little Lord Fauntleroy 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Screenplay

Titanic (TV Show)

Writer
Producer (5)

A Married Man 1983 - 1984, 1999 - 2000, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Associate Producer

Downton Abbey 1983 - 1984, 1999 - 2000, 2010 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Showrunner

Romeo and Juliet 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

From Time to Time 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Gosford Park 2001 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Director (2)

From Time to Time 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Separate Lies 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

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- ). 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.

Relationships

Peregrine Fellowes

Son

Emma Kitchener

Wife
proposed to his wife 20 minutes after first meeting her in 1990 is lady-in-waiting to Princess Michael of Kent and is a great-great-niece of (General) Lord Kitchener

EDUCATION

Ampleforth College

York
Catholic secondary school

University of Cambridge

Cambridge , England
Was a member of the Cambridge Footlights

Milestones

2009

Wrote the screenplay for "The Young Victoria," starring Emily Blunt

2005

Made directorial debut with "Separate Lies," a drama starring Emily Watson and Tom Wilkinson

2004

Penned the screenplay adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's "Vanity Fair"; directed by Mira Nair

2001

Feature screenwriting debut, "Gosford Park"; also served as an associate producer

2000

Had recurring role as a Scottish nobleman in the BBC series, "Monarch of the Glen"

1999

Played the upper-class Lord Richmond in the British miniseries "Aristocrats"

1998

Produced and scripted a British TV adaptation of Mark Twain's "The Prince and the Pauper"

1998

Acted alongside Catherine Denueve in "Place Vendome"

1997

Co-starred as an army officer in "Regeneration"

1997

Had featured role as the Minister of Defence in the James Bond film, "Tomorrow Never Dies"

1995

Played the mysterious Bishop in the thriller, "Savage Hearts"

1994

Wrote the teleplay adaptation of "Little Lord Fauntleroy"

1993

Again supported Anthony Hopkins in "Shadowlands"

1992

Appeared in "Damage," starring Jeremy Irons and Juliette Binoche

1990

Portrayed Noel Coward in "Goldeneye," a syndicated biopic of James Bond creator Ian Fleming

1989

Co-starred in the HBO drama, "Fellow Traveller," about the Hollywood blacklist of the 1950s

1984

Associate producer of the syndicated miniseries, "A Married Man"; starred Anthony Hopkins

1982

Cast as Prince Regent in the CBS movie, "The Scarlet Pimpernel"

1981

Debut on American TV, co-starred with Anthony Hopkins in "The Bunker" (CBS)

1981

Feature acting debut in "Priest of Love"

1981

Played the Emperor Nero in the CBS miniseries, "Peter and Paul"

1981

Moved to Los Angeles

1979

Appeared in the British miniseries "My Son, My Son" (BBC)

1977

Early TV credit, a guest appearance on the BBC series "The Duchess of Duke Street"

Began acting career appearing in repertory theater

Established Lionhead Productions with Andrew Morgan

Returned to England

Bonus Trivia

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Among his ancestors are Sir James Fellowes, Physician to the Forces under King George III, and Rear Admiral Sir Thomas Fellowes, who served with Lord Nelson.

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"Julian doesn't have the look of a matinee or leading actor. He looks like a character actor." - "Monarch of the Glen" co-star Richard Briers quoted in The Guardian, Jan. 24, 2002

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