Julian Fellowes Based Show on Vacation He Took as Teenager

Downton Abbey is releasing its second movie, 12 years after the original series began. In anticipation of the release of Downton Abbey: A New Era, creator Julian Fellowes is hosting a series of fireside chats. In the first, Fellowes reveals the teenage vacation that inspired the series decades ago.

Julian Fellowes | Ben Blackall / Focus Features LLC

Fellowes had previously spoken about the elements of his own life that inspired Downton Abbey† He got even more specific here. We’ll have more with the cast and director of Downton Abbey: A New Era before the movie premieres May 20.

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