April 14th, 2012
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, ABC is airing a miniseries this weekend, written by Downton Abbey scribe Julian Fellowes. I have sung the praises of Downton on this site, so I am very excited for this miniseries. We all know the movie Titanic, but this miniseries doesn’t just tackle one story. From the first class right down to the crew, we will see fictional (and actual) characters in a story we sadly know the ending to. I recently had the chance to talk to Linus Roache, who plays Hugh, the Earl of Manton, about his character’s story, what sets this miniseries apart from other Titanic stories and working with Julian Fellowes.