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happymathilda:

Penelope Wilton and Judi Dench in a charity film for Soi Dog Foundation, who rescue and care for dogs caught up in the illegal trade in dog meat in Thailand. (x)

Where will we be able to watch S5 online?
Anonymous

elsiehughes:

  • I always watch it through the itv player whenever I can, because I like to throw what support I can to this ridiculous show and it’s often more convenient. 
  • If you can’t access it in your zone, there are “unblocker” extensions floating around on the net that will open up region-locked content for you.*
  • Otherwise, there are a number of streaming sites that will be up, such as this site and this one. More links tend to get posted closer to (or on the day of) air dates, so keep your eye out for those and I can certainly try to reblog those posts for you! 
  • And, other than that, there are always downloads.*
  • I think those are the major ways to watch online, but if anyone has any other ways, feel free to drop an ask and share! 

We are used to watching the Dowager Countess throw withering insults across the dinner table, spar with the Americans and offer wise words of wisdom to her grandchildren, but one thing we’ve not seen is the Crawley matriarch in love.

That could all be about to change in series five, though,…

It’s messing people up, this social pressure to “Find your passion” and “Know what it is you want to do”. It’s perfectly fine to just live your moments fully, and marvel as many small and large passions, many small and large purposes enter and leave your life. For many people there is no realization, no bliss to follow, no discovery of your life’s purpose. This isn’t sad, it’s just the way things are. Stop trying to find the forest and just enjoy the trees.

Sally Coulter  (via alluringsilence)

Yes!!!!!!

(via asleepinyourcobweb)

vanityfair:

“[She’s] a broad, in the best sense of the word. She’s funny, fabulous, fearless, fragile…” 
Director Chiemi Karasawa on the late Elaine Stritch.
Photograph by Brigitte Lacombe.

vanityfair:

“[She’s] a broad, in the best sense of the word. She’s funny, fabulous, fearless, fragile…”

Director Chiemi Karasawa on the late Elaine Stritch.

Photograph by Brigitte Lacombe.

Maggie Smith attends the Sandringham Flower Show (30th July, 2014)

happymathilda:

"She has the ear of a musician and the eye of a painter. With her voice, that bluesy alto, she can bend a note from joy to a sob and she has a dancer’s dexterity, always using her body expressively. In film they say you should hold everything in, in theatre the opposite. But Judi breaks the rules; in any medium she seems mercurial and yet constant, she’s entirely open yet never lets you feel – as in life – that you’ve glimpsed the whole person."- Richard Eyre on Judi Dench

happymathilda:

"She has the ear of a musician and the eye of a painter. With her voice, that bluesy alto, she can bend a note from joy to a sob and she has a dancer’s dexterity, always using her body expressively. In film they say you should hold everything in, in theatre the opposite. But Judi breaks the rules; in any medium she seems mercurial and yet constant, she’s entirely open yet never lets you feel – as in life – that you’ve glimpsed the whole person."
- Richard Eyre on Judi Dench

dontbesodroopy:

A slightly different trailer for My Old Lady, which stars Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline, and Kristin Scott Thomas.

I never liked the word ‘old’. I like ‘older’. I’m getting older every single day and so is everybody else. So we’re all going together.
Elaine Stritch

Elaine Stritch - Video Tribute

stritchinstyle:

Tell it to her straight Elaine!  HAT!!!

stritchinstyle:

Tell it to her straight Elaine!  HAT!!!

helenmirrenarchives:

Helen Mirren and Margaret Tyzack, 1971 (Cousin Bette) and 2009 (Phedre).

panikstoybox:

Happy birthday to Tyne Daly!

panikstoybox:

Happy birthday to Tyne Daly!