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None Of The Actors On "Downton Abbey" Are Gay?

What is this fuckery? Is this really a British period drama or what?

by Anonymousreply 9806/10/2015

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 Anonymousreply 112/11/2012

r1, what's his name?

by Anonymousreply 212/11/2012

Rob James-Collier, who plays gay Thomas on the show, is apparently straight in real life. I was surprised to learn that.

by Anonymousreply 312/11/2012

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 Anonymousreply 412/11/2012

What about the guy who played the gay duke? he was also on Boardwalk Empire. Anyone know? What about Bates?

by Anonymousreply 512/11/2012

The actor's name is Allen Leech, I've heard rumors about his sexuality as well.

by Anonymousreply 612/11/2012

r5, Charlie Cox?

by Anonymousreply 712/11/2012

Alan Leech is HAWT. I'd let him drive me anytime.

by Anonymousreply 812/11/2012

"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 Anonymousreply 912/11/2012

Hugh Bonneville is gay

by Anonymousreply 1012/11/2012


by Anonymousreply 1112/11/2012

[quote]Hugh Bonneville is gay


by Anonymousreply 1212/11/2012

I thought Hugh Bonneville was the like to gets fucked with a dildo by female prostitutes guy?

by Anonymousreply 1312/11/2012

Allen Leech is the prettiest cast member, by far. So I hope he's the actual queer in the cast!

by Anonymousreply 1412/11/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1512/11/2012

I want Hugh Bonneville's seed deep inside me.

by Anonymousreply 1612/11/2012

Rob James-Collier is NOT gay, according to a friend at ITV Manchester. At least he wasn't whilst on Corrie.

by Anonymousreply 1712/11/2012

r17, everyone already said that "whilst" you were fuming about it.

by Anonymousreply 1812/11/2012

Hugh Bonneville is ridiculously unattractive, especially when he sulks about people being so undiscerning as to "miss" his mundane jokes.

by Anonymousreply 1912/11/2012

He looks more like a Catalina

by Anonymousreply 2012/11/2012

Rob -James Collier was hot in the first the second he seemed de-gayed.

by Anonymousreply 2112/11/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2212/11/2012

Considering they are British, how does one tell who's gay and who's not?

by Anonymousreply 2312/11/2012

[quote]OMG, Allen Leech is gay?! I can't stop smiling.

No confirmation that he's day.

by Anonymousreply 2412/11/2012

[quote]Considering they are British, how does one tell who's gay and who's not?

Flyover alert!!!

by Anonymousreply 2512/11/2012

Doesn't matter whether or not the actors are gay because most of the audience is.

by Anonymousreply 2612/11/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2712/11/2012

Again r27, are we referring to Charlie Cox?

by Anonymousreply 2812/11/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2912/11/2012

No R28, actor,Brendan Coyle.

by Anonymousreply 3012/11/2012

r29, whether he's gay or not, everything he's written was ripped off from Upstairs, Downstairs, even the gay footman.

by Anonymousreply 3112/11/2012

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 Anonymousreply 3212/12/2012

Allen Leech is a good actor but a terrible fashion model.

by Anonymousreply 3312/12/2012

OP meant to write "None Of The Actors On 'Downton Abbey' Is Gay?"

by Anonymousreply 3412/12/2012

American here who has already watched season 3 on the Internet and it's fantastic. Looking forward to the Christmas special.

by Anonymousreply 3512/12/2012

[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 Anonymousreply 3612/12/2012

Fabulous work, grammar queens.

by Anonymousreply 3712/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 3812/14/2012

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 Anonymousreply 3912/14/2012

Hugh Bonneville, Brendan Coyle and

by Anonymousreply 4012/14/2012

Coyle has a beautiful, very hairy chest.

by Anonymousreply 4112/14/2012

Brendan Coyle, shirtless:

by Anonymousreply 4212/14/2012

A slightly larger image:

by Anonymousreply 4312/14/2012

I heard Dan Stevens is a crossdresser. (I know, that doesn't mean he's gay.)

by Anonymousreply 4412/14/2012

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 Anonymousreply 4512/14/2012

Where did you hear that, R44?

by Anonymousreply 4612/14/2012

From London CDers.

by Anonymousreply 4712/14/2012

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 Anonymousreply 4812/19/2012

Aren't British all gay? There u have it!

by Anonymousreply 4912/19/2012

When does the new season begin on Masterpiece Theatre?

by Anonymousreply 5012/19/2012

January, r50. But if you know where to look on the Internet you can watch it for free right now.

by Anonymousreply 5112/19/2012

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 Anonymousreply 5212/19/2012

[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 Anonymousreply 5312/19/2012

[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 Anonymousreply 5412/19/2012

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 Anonymousreply 5501/09/2013


Who care's who's married?

Who cares who has a girlfriend/boyfriend?


by Anonymousreply 5601/09/2013

For those who keep saying that all British are gay: half the cast is Irish, or of Irish extraction.

by Anonymousreply 5701/09/2013

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 Anonymousreply 5801/10/2013

Maggie Smith is a lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 5901/10/2013

Siobhan Finneran is not a lesbian!

by Anonymousreply 6001/10/2013

Branson hooks up with Thomas after Sybil croaks giving birth to Sybil Jr.

by Anonymousreply 6101/10/2013

Sybil Jr. starves to death after Branson foolishly hires O'Brien as wet nurse.

by Anonymousreply 6201/10/2013

R59, she was in any case married to a gay man for years.

And I want to have her son's babies.

by Anonymousreply 6301/10/2013

Her son is a closet ginge.

by Anonymousreply 6401/10/2013

R63, are you referring to Robert Stephens or Beverley Cross?

by Anonymousreply 6501/10/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 6601/10/2013

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 Anonymousreply 6701/19/2013

Here is another picture of Maggie Smith's son. Sigh! major stud!WOW!

by Anonymousreply 6801/19/2013

One more picture of Maggie's son studzilla.

by Anonymousreply 6901/19/2013

Let's be grateful Gillian Anderson did not join as Cora.

by Anonymousreply 7001/19/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 7101/19/2013

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 Anonymousreply 7202/06/2013

I wish Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary) was gay but she's been through a few boyfriends since the series started.

by Anonymousreply 7302/06/2013

r72, you are implying actors who are able to cry in a scene are gay?

You talkin to me??

by Anonymousreply 7402/07/2013

My 'dar says Coyle is gay.

by Anonymousreply 7502/07/2013

Anyone else hear that Dan Stevens is bisexual?

by Anonymousreply 7602/07/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 7702/07/2013

Maggie's fab. Guess she was pregnant with Toby here:

by Anonymousreply 7802/07/2013

R76, take look at his pocket square in his suit in the picture. It looks like its a gay rainbow pocket square.

by Anonymousreply 7902/08/2013

Maggie's son is gross. He looks just like her.

by Anonymousreply 8002/08/2013

Coyne is 50 - never married, never a GF - the rumors about him being gay seem very plausible.

by Anonymousreply 8102/08/2013

Gee, R79, could it have anything to do with the fact that they're at a RAINBOW TRUST CHILDREN'S CHARITY?!

by Anonymousreply 8202/08/2013

Please tell me one of these boys is. I hope Rob James-Collier and Ed Speelers become something more by Season 4.

by Anonymousreply 8302/08/2013

I wish he wasn't so shy...

by Anonymousreply 8402/08/2013

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 Anonymousreply 8502/08/2013

Gag. I'll be hugely disappointed if Leech has decided to acquire a beard. Have some balls, man.

by Anonymousreply 8602/08/2013

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 Anonymousreply 8702/08/2013

[quote]the guy doesn't sound guy to me.

Are you implying he's a girl?

by Anonymousreply 8802/08/2013

I saw Allen Leech over Xmas. I was surprised that he isn't short. Though he could have been wearing lifts.

by Anonymousreply 8902/08/2013

r89, in what context to you meet him? Did he ping?

by Anonymousreply 9002/08/2013


On a regular street. He looked dapper, in a suit.

by Anonymousreply 9102/08/2013

R89, he's 5'9'. He's not ecxactly tall, but he's not really short either.

by Anonymousreply 9202/19/2013

10% of the actors on Downton Abbey are gay.

by Anonymousreply 9302/19/2013

[quote]Alan Leech is HAWT. I'd let him drive me anytime.

HOTTER than hot!

by Anonymousreply 9404/03/2013

scruffy, I like it

by Anonymousreply 9504/03/2013

They're British actors. They all act gay so it's really hard to tell.

by Anonymousreply 9604/03/2013

I was married to a Brit. My teenage daughter said if he wasn't a Brit, he'd be gay.

by Anonymousreply 9702/10/2014

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 Anonymousreply 9806/10/2015
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