Downton Abbey filming clash changes Lady Rosamund’s Thornbury date

March 29 2015

A HASTY re-scheduling of the Thornbury Arts Festival programme was needed due to filming for the latest series of Downton Abbey.

A HASTY re-scheduling of the Thornbury Arts Festival programme was needed due to filming for the latest series of Downton Abbey.
Samantha Bond, who plays Lady Rosamund Painswick in the popular TV drama, should have been in the town on April 19 to give a talk with her actor father Philip.
But the Downton filming plan released after the date was fixed meant Samantha had to be on set in London on that day.
She and her father were anxious not to let people down so re-arranged their diaries and will now be at the festival on Saturday, April 18, for the afternoon talk before Samantha rushes back to London in time for filming.
Samantha’s other credits include Miss Moneypenny in a number of the James Bond films. She was also in the TV comedy Outnumbered. Philip is best known for his appearance in the long running BBC drama The Onedin Line.
The festival runs from April 17-26, with TV presenter and conservationist Bill Oddie joining   award winning composer and singer-songwriter Sarah Class to open the event with a musical safari.
Comedian Jo Caulfield, pianist Allan Schiller, the Festival Chamber Orchestra and Theatre Temoin are also among those signed up and the festival will close with an intimate jazz café-style evening with the band Moscow Drug Club.
Online booking is available on www.thornburyartsfestival.com or more details can be obtained by calling 07762 717310.