The screenwriter, and associate producer, of Gosford Park is Julian Fellowes. He won an Oscar for his work and followed that triumph up almost a decade later, although there were other successes along the way, with another upstairs/downstairs drama, a little show called Downton Abbey.
The wildly popular Downton Abbey is Fellowes' creation and has made his name more recognizable here in the United States. While I recognized his name, I could not do the same with his face. But while I had seen Fellowes before, it wasn't in awards shows or tv interviews. It was on a charming television show called Monarch of the Glen.
Julian Fellowes played Angus, Lord Kilwillie, for several seasons. He was a comic character who was the best friend and nemesis of Hector MacDonald, played by the late Richard Briers. Monarch of the Glen began in 2000, so Fellowes was acting on the show while he was receiving accolades for his writing. If he can dance, he could definitely be considered a triple threat.
|Fellowes with the cast of Monarch of the Glen|