What is this fuckery? Is this really a British period drama or what?
The guy who plays the chauffeur has been living with a hot "friend" for years. I used to see them out together all the time.
r1, what's his name?
Rob James-Collier, who plays gay Thomas on the show, is apparently straight in real life. I was surprised to learn that.
Yes, he is the one I have heard about as well. The guy who plays Thomas isn't. Fellows finally does something good with the gay angle on the show this season. You'll have to wait until the end to see it. I was happy to see it.
What about the guy who played the gay duke? he was also on Boardwalk Empire. Anyone know? What about Bates?
The actor's name is Allen Leech, I've heard rumors about his sexuality as well.
r5, Charlie Cox?
Alan Leech is HAWT. I'd let him drive me anytime.
"Irish Downton star denies rumours of real-life tryst with screen lover"
DUBLIN Downton Abbey star Allen Leech has denied rumours that he and his on screen love, Lady Sybil, played by actress Jessica Browne-Findlay are an item.
The Killiney native, who plays the Irish chauffeur Branson in the series, rubbished claims that he and Jessica (22) have been having an affair off the camera. But speaking to the Herald Allen (30) completely denied the claim and insisted that he is still single and that Jessica is dating artist Thomas Campbell.
"That is definitely just a rumour about me and Jess. We are good mates. When the story was printed on Sunday I gave her a shout. She's going out with a guy called Tom who I have met on numerous occasions.
"I wanted to make sure that he knew it was just a rumour and nothing more," he said.
The Irish actor, who starred alongside Amy Huberman in the movie Rewind, added that although some people find the claims funny, he is taking it quite seriously.
"People think the rumours are all gas but it's not, there are real people involved. When I called her she was in South Africa and I didn't even know she was out of the country. If something was really going on I should have known that".
"I haven't really noticed a difference. On Twitter a couple of people proposed marriage to me but apart from that I've been quite busy so I haven't had a chance to go out.
Allen's comments come after the pair's on screen characters made plans to move to Ireland at the finale of the second series on Sunday night. When asked if the Christmas episode will feature Lady Sybil walking up the aisle with Branson on Irish shores Allen replied: "I can't really say much about the Christmas special and we haven't even seen any scripts and there are lots of rumours around but what I can say is there is definitely a chance of it happening."
Meanwhile the Dublin star is hoping to get a break as a Christmas present this year. Allen revealed that he is hoping to celebrate the commissioning of a third season for Downton with a trip back home.
I thought Hugh Bonneville was the like to gets fucked with a dildo by female prostitutes guy?
Allen Leech is the prettiest cast member, by far. So I hope he's the actual queer in the cast!
I saw an interview with Allen Leech (the Irish chauffer) and he definitely pinged. All of the other male actors on the show are straight, apparently.
I want Hugh Bonneville's seed deep inside me.
Rob James-Collier is NOT gay, according to a friend at ITV Manchester. At least he wasn't whilst on Corrie.
r17, everyone already said that "whilst" you were fuming about it.
Hugh Bonneville is ridiculously unattractive, especially when he sulks about people being so undiscerning as to "miss" his mundane jokes.
He looks more like a Catalina
Rob -James Collier was hot in the first season...in the second he seemed de-gayed.
OMG, Allen Leech is gay?! I can't stop smiling. No wonder I love his story thread. Does anyone have a link to a pic of his "friend?" or anything a bit more revealing?
And for those who haven't seen the 3rd season, just you wait... as I can hardly wait until the Christmas special this year.
Considering they are British, how does one tell who's gay and who's not?
[quote]OMG, Allen Leech is gay?! I can't stop smiling.
No confirmation that he's day.
[quote]Considering they are British, how does one tell who's gay and who's not?
Doesn't matter whether or not the actors are gay because most of the audience is.
I'm with R5, is Bates gay? I have seen him in other films ,and I think he is a hottie! I think he is so handsome! I read he has never been married, hum?
Again r27, are we referring to Charlie Cox?
Julian Fellows who writes the series is as camp as pink knickers, even though he is married to one of the Queen's ladies-in-waiting. I would be seriously astonished if he weren't wavering a bit on his Kinsey rating. Possibly the effect of a youth spent at Eton and in the Guards.
No R28, actor,Brendan Coyle.
r29, whether he's gay or not, everything he's written was ripped off from Upstairs, Downstairs, even the gay footman.
We have had the 3rd series here in the UK and the dvd is out - you will enjoy it a lot. Fellowes saves the gay angle for the climax and its nicely resolved all round.
Bates - unmarried actor Bredan Coyne - could well be gay and is a bear magnet.
Upstairs Downstairs had a gay visitor back in the early series, a German Count Von Rimmer, poor Rose walked in on him and the the footman doing something .... and she had a nervous collapse with Hudson and the others comforting her .... the footman was of course booted out and Rimmer made a hasty escape .... hilarious to see now of course.
Allen Leech is a good actor but a terrible fashion model.
OP meant to write "None Of The Actors On 'Downton Abbey' Is Gay?"
American here who has already watched season 3 on the Internet and it's fantastic. Looking forward to the Christmas special.
[quote]OP meant to write "None Of The Actors On 'Downton Abbey' Is Gay?"
From The NY Times stylebook:
[quote]none. Despite a widespread assumption that it stands for not one, the word has been construed as a plural (not any) in most contexts for centuries. H. W. Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage (1926) endorsed the plural use. Make none plural except when emphasizing the idea of not one or no one — and then consider using those phrases instead.
I've had my suspicions for a while that Allen Leech is gay. He pings, and I've never heard of a girlfriend.. there's nothing about a girlfriend on his wikipedia page either. I mean.. he could just be private, and it's not like he's famous to the point where people really care about his private life.. recently maybe, yes.. but not before that. Then again.. I also saw him checking out Rob-James Collier in a scene in Downton Abbey. He was basically staring him down. He pinged long before that though.
I'm tired of these gay4pay, in hardcore and not so hardcore stuff. I want to see proud gay men, not straight or closeted men mocking us.
I heard Dan Stevens is a crossdresser. (I know, that doesn't mean he's gay.)
I want Dan Stevens so badly. But I'm glad he's happy with his wife and kids.
Season 3 was wonderfully done. Although they can start showing a bit more man flesh I think.
Where did you hear that, R44?
From London CDers.
So...Allen Leach might be gay. Well, I'll be darned. I love him as an actor. He is awesome. The first role that I seen him in was Vincent (Cowboys and Angels) opposite Irish hottie Michael Legge. I was hooked on BOTH of them after that. Gorgeous Irish boys!!!!
Aren't British all gay? There u have it!
When does the new season begin on Masterpiece Theatre?
January, r50. But if you know where to look on the Internet you can watch it for free right now.
FWIW, Rob James-Collier wore some awfully poofy pink Nikes recently at a NPR-sponsored meet-and-greet for Boston fans of the show. (See link.) Btw not to give too much away, but by the middle of series three all of you bitches will be lusting after Ed Speleers, the new twink at Downton.
[quote]Then again.. I also saw him checking out Rob-James Collier in a scene in Downton Abbey.
You're projecting. Actors don't secretly scope out other actors IN THE MIDDLE OF A SCENE. Sheesh. He was checking him out, for reasons I don't know (I don't recall the scene). in *character* as Tom.
[quote]Upstairs Downstairs had a gay visitor back in the early series, a German Count Von Rimmer, poor Rose walked in on him and the the footman doing something ....
Rimming? The name, after all.
[quote]You're projecting. Actors don't secretly scope out other actors IN THE MIDDLE OF A SCENE.
Alan Cumming scopes out other actors in the middle of a scene.
You should all get a life! Who cares who's gay? Like any of you would have a chance with any of the male cast members!
Who care's who's married?
Who cares who has a girlfriend/boyfriend?
PEOPLE WHO WANT TO FUCK THEM!!
For those who keep saying that all British are gay: half the cast is Irish, or of Irish extraction.
To judge from the names that have been thrown out here it must be the Irish half that's gay. Or so all us Allen Leech fans are hoping.
Maggie Smith is a lesbian.
Siobhan Finneran is not a lesbian!
Branson hooks up with Thomas after Sybil croaks giving birth to Sybil Jr.
Sybil Jr. starves to death after Branson foolishly hires O'Brien as wet nurse.
R59, she was in any case married to a gay man for years.
And I want to have her son's babies.
Her son is a closet ginge.
R63, are you referring to Robert Stephens or Beverley Cross?
[quote]For those who keep saying that all British are gay
Only flyovers say that. They don't even know where Great Britain is located.
Maggie Smith son is such a major stud! He is married and has 3 kids.I don't mean to sound like a frau ,but the guy doesn't sound guy to me. I think this is DL's typical wishful thinking. Here is a picture of her son who is an actor in a British TV series called, Vexed.