Julian Fellowes ain't bovvered by Benedict Cumberbatch's Downton shade

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is willing to forgive 'Cumberbitch'

After Benedict Cumberbatch called the second series of Downton Abbey 'atrocious', the show's creator Julian Fellowes has come to the actor's defence.

Benedict Cumberbatch, whose BBC period drama Parade’s End begins next week, couldn’t have been beastlier about Julian Fellowes’s Downton Abbey. Indeed, he described the last series as “------- atrocious.”
Happily, Fellowes is not easily riled, even by “Cumberbitch”. lol wat “I have known Ben since he was a little boy and I couldn’t be fonder of him,” he tells me. “He has turned out to be a marvellous actor and I will certainly watch Parade’s End, which has a wonderful cast and, in Tom Stoppard, a brilliant writer.
“I am quite sure what Ben said has been taken out of context and do not at all reflect Ben’s real feelings. The popularity of Downton and Ben’s series Sherlock, and, hopefully, Parade’s End are all part of a surge of interest in television drama which can only be good news for all of us.”
Would he be willing to offer Cumberbatch a part in Downton? “I very much hope that we will work together in the future,” he says. I would say he should be cast as Thomas' gay lover but Thomas deserves much better


I thought Cumberbitch was the name for his fans, not him personally.

What is your favorite thing to call him, ONTD?