What is this fuckery? Is this really a British period drama or what?
None Of The Actors On "Downton Abbey" Are Gay?
|by Anonymous||reply 98||06/10/2015|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||12/11/2012|
r1, what's his name?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||12/11/2012|
Rob James-Collier, who plays gay Thomas on the show, is apparently straight in real life. I was surprised to learn that.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||12/11/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||12/11/2012|
What about the guy who played the gay duke? he was also on Boardwalk Empire. Anyone know? What about Bates?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||12/11/2012|
The actor's name is Allen Leech, I've heard rumors about his sexuality as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||12/11/2012|
r5, Charlie Cox?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||12/11/2012|
Alan Leech is HAWT. I'd let him drive me anytime.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||12/11/2012|
"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.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||12/11/2012|
Hugh Bonneville is gay
|by Anonymous||reply 10||12/11/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 11||12/11/2012|
[quote]Hugh Bonneville is gay
|by Anonymous||reply 12||12/11/2012|
I thought Hugh Bonneville was the like to gets fucked with a dildo by female prostitutes guy?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||12/11/2012|
Allen Leech is the prettiest cast member, by far. So I hope he's the actual queer in the cast!
|by Anonymous||reply 14||12/11/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||12/11/2012|
I want Hugh Bonneville's seed deep inside me.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||12/11/2012|
Rob James-Collier is NOT gay, according to a friend at ITV Manchester. At least he wasn't whilst on Corrie.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||12/11/2012|
r17, everyone already said that "whilst" you were fuming about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||12/11/2012|
Hugh Bonneville is ridiculously unattractive, especially when he sulks about people being so undiscerning as to "miss" his mundane jokes.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||12/11/2012|
He looks more like a Catalina
|by Anonymous||reply 20||12/11/2012|
Rob -James Collier was hot in the first season...in the second he seemed de-gayed.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||12/11/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||12/11/2012|
Considering they are British, how does one tell who's gay and who's not?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||12/11/2012|
[quote]OMG, Allen Leech is gay?! I can't stop smiling.
No confirmation that he's day.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||12/11/2012|
[quote]Considering they are British, how does one tell who's gay and who's not?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||12/11/2012|
Doesn't matter whether or not the actors are gay because most of the audience is.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||12/11/2012|
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?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||12/11/2012|
Again r27, are we referring to Charlie Cox?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||12/11/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||12/11/2012|
No R28, actor,Brendan Coyle.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||12/11/2012|
r29, whether he's gay or not, everything he's written was ripped off from Upstairs, Downstairs, even the gay footman.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||12/11/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||12/12/2012|
Allen Leech is a good actor but a terrible fashion model.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||12/12/2012|
OP meant to write "None Of The Actors On 'Downton Abbey' Is Gay?"
|by Anonymous||reply 34||12/12/2012|
American here who has already watched season 3 on the Internet and it's fantastic. Looking forward to the Christmas special.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||12/12/2012|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||12/12/2012|
Fabulous work, grammar queens.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||12/12/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||12/14/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||12/14/2012|
Hugh Bonneville, Brendan Coyle and
|by Anonymous||reply 40||12/14/2012|
Coyle has a beautiful, very hairy chest.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||12/14/2012|
Brendan Coyle, shirtless:
|by Anonymous||reply 42||12/14/2012|
A slightly larger image:
|by Anonymous||reply 43||12/14/2012|
I heard Dan Stevens is a crossdresser. (I know, that doesn't mean he's gay.)
|by Anonymous||reply 44||12/14/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||12/14/2012|
Where did you hear that, R44?
|by Anonymous||reply 46||12/14/2012|
From London CDers.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||12/14/2012|
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!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 48||12/19/2012|
Aren't British all gay? There u have it!
|by Anonymous||reply 49||12/19/2012|
When does the new season begin on Masterpiece Theatre?
|by Anonymous||reply 50||12/19/2012|
January, r50. But if you know where to look on the Internet you can watch it for free right now.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||12/19/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||12/19/2012|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||12/19/2012|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||12/19/2012|
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!
|by Anonymous||reply 55||01/09/2013|
Who care's who's married?
Who cares who has a girlfriend/boyfriend?
PEOPLE WHO WANT TO FUCK THEM!!
|by Anonymous||reply 56||01/09/2013|
For those who keep saying that all British are gay: half the cast is Irish, or of Irish extraction.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||01/09/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||01/10/2013|
Maggie Smith is a lesbian.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||01/10/2013|
Siobhan Finneran is not a lesbian!
|by Anonymous||reply 60||01/10/2013|
Branson hooks up with Thomas after Sybil croaks giving birth to Sybil Jr.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||01/10/2013|
Sybil Jr. starves to death after Branson foolishly hires O'Brien as wet nurse.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||01/10/2013|
R59, she was in any case married to a gay man for years.
And I want to have her son's babies.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||01/10/2013|
Her son is a closet ginge.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||01/10/2013|
R63, are you referring to Robert Stephens or Beverley Cross?
|by Anonymous||reply 65||01/10/2013|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||01/10/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||01/19/2013|
Here is another picture of Maggie Smith's son. Sigh! major stud!WOW!
|by Anonymous||reply 68||01/19/2013|
One more picture of Maggie's son studzilla.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||01/19/2013|
Let's be grateful Gillian Anderson did not join as Cora.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||01/19/2013|
[quote] she was in any case married to a gay man for years.
Wasn't that the premise that won her a second Oscar?
|by Anonymous||reply 71||01/19/2013|
Allen Leech pings. It's not for nothing that he is able to do those weepy scenes so well, especially the Sybil death scene.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||02/06/2013|
I wish Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary) was gay but she's been through a few boyfriends since the series started.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||02/06/2013|
r72, you are implying actors who are able to cry in a scene are gay?
You talkin to me??
|by Anonymous||reply 74||02/07/2013|
My 'dar says Coyle is gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||02/07/2013|
Anyone else hear that Dan Stevens is bisexual?
|by Anonymous||reply 76||02/07/2013|
[quote]I thought Hugh Bonneville was the like to gets fucked with a dildo by female prostitutes guy?
More likely the habits of an actual "Lord."
|by Anonymous||reply 77||02/07/2013|
Maggie's fab. Guess she was pregnant with Toby here:
|by Anonymous||reply 78||02/07/2013|
R76, take look at his pocket square in his suit in the picture. It looks like its a gay rainbow pocket square.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||02/08/2013|
Maggie's son is gross. He looks just like her.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||02/08/2013|
Coyne is 50 - never married, never a GF - the rumors about him being gay seem very plausible.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||02/08/2013|
Gee, R79, could it have anything to do with the fact that they're at a RAINBOW TRUST CHILDREN'S CHARITY?!
|by Anonymous||reply 82||02/08/2013|
Please tell me one of these boys is. I hope Rob James-Collier and Ed Speelers become something more by Season 4.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||02/08/2013|
I wish he wasn't so shy...
|by Anonymous||reply 84||02/08/2013|
Allen Leech must have read this thread, because he made a huge point on twitter of spending New Years with his parents and a woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||02/08/2013|
Gag. I'll be hugely disappointed if Leech has decided to acquire a beard. Have some balls, man.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||02/08/2013|
He might actually be straight/bi. A friend of mine went to school with him and said he was fat and unpopular, and former fat kids can be kind of diffident when dating sometimes.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||02/08/2013|
[quote]the guy doesn't sound guy to me.
Are you implying he's a girl?
|by Anonymous||reply 88||02/08/2013|
I saw Allen Leech over Xmas. I was surprised that he isn't short. Though he could have been wearing lifts.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||02/08/2013|
r89, in what context to you meet him? Did he ping?
|by Anonymous||reply 90||02/08/2013|
On a regular street. He looked dapper, in a suit.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||02/08/2013|
R89, he's 5'9'. He's not ecxactly tall, but he's not really short either.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||02/19/2013|
10% of the actors on Downton Abbey are gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||02/19/2013|
[quote]Alan Leech is HAWT. I'd let him drive me anytime.
HOTTER than hot!
|by Anonymous||reply 94||04/03/2013|
scruffy, I like it
|by Anonymous||reply 95||04/03/2013|
They're British actors. They all act gay so it's really hard to tell.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||04/03/2013|
I was married to a Brit. My teenage daughter said if he wasn't a Brit, he'd be gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||02/10/2014|
Sorry, but Bates isn't cute. His role is awesome, but... Or he too old for a 15 aged boy... Branson is CUTE! I was so happy, to see him (a bit) backed. XD
|by Anonymous||reply 98||06/10/2015|