1. Julian Fellowes on the first time he became aware of the upstairs-downstairs dynamic of the English social classes:


I remember one time when I was quite young … I was staying in a house and I got lost and I went through the wrong door and I was standing at the top of the staircase that led down into the kitchens and everything. And there was a tremendous row going on between what sounded like four or five, six people shouting … And I suddenly had such a powerful sense of the lives being lived by the people who worked there. Not, you know, only the family who lived there, but the people who worked there were also, you know, enjoying life or hating each other or loving each other or whatever.


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    Julian Fellowes on the first time he became aware of the upstairs-downstairs dynamic of the English social classes:

    I remember one time when I was quite young … I was staying in a house and I got lost and I went through the wrong door and I was standing at the top of the staircase that led down into the kitchens and everything. And there was a tremendous row going on between what sounded like four or five, six people shouting … And I suddenly had such a powerful sense of the lives being lived by the people who worked there. Not, you know, only the family who lived there, but the people who worked there were also, you know, enjoying life or hating each other or loving each other or whatever.

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