Julian Fellowes is a critically acclaimed and multi award-winning writer, director and novelist. His screenwriting career began in the 1990’s with his Emmy award winning adaptation of Little Lord Fauntleroy and the BAFTA nominated The Prince and the Pauper. Fellowes received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Gosford Park which received a total of 7 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. The worldwide hit series Downton Abbey, was created, written and executive produced by Fellowes, who is the sole writer for the series. Over its six seasons, Downton Abbey has received 69 Emmy Award nominations, winning 15 awards. Fellowes has been nominated ten times and won Emmy Awards for writing and for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie in the first season. For its sixth and final season, the show received ten Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, as well as a nomination for Fellowes for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. Downton Abbey is the most nominated non-U.S. show in the history of the Emmys and has been nominated for 11 Golden Globe Awards for its first five seasons, winning for Best Miniseries in 2012. It also won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Following the series’ tremendous success, Fellowes went on to write and produce the Downton Abbey movie. Additional screenplay credits include The Chaperone, Romeo & Juliet, The Tourist, Vanity Fair, Piccadilly Jim, Separate Lies (directorial debut) and From Time To Time which he also directed. For television, his other credits include Titanic, Doctor Thorne and The English Game. In the world of publishing, Fellowes has authored three novels; Snobs, Past Imperfect and most recently, Belgravia. Belgravia has received critical acclaim by making the Sunday Times and The New York Times bestseller lists, among others. Fellowes has also been a key contributor in musical theatre, writing for productions such as School of Rock – The Musical, Mary Poppins, and The Wind in the Willows. In January 2011, Fellowes was given a peerage and entered the House of Lords as the Lord Fellowes of West Stafford.