Shirley MacLaine – Warren MacLaine’s brother, dontcha know! – will be in the next series of Downtown Abbey, playing Lady Grantham’s momma. Anticipation is mounting to mountainous levels for the spats betwixt our Shirl and Sir Dame Maggie Smith, AKA What Is A Weekend? (TM)
‘Can’t fucking wait!’ said Dame Maggie, when pressed on the matter.
‘It’s me, Charity!’ said Shirley, when pressed equally hard on the matter.
Shirley MacLaine will look like this throughout her Downton Abbey turn,