Julian Fellowes Visits The Charleston Library Society in January, 2017

On January 11th and 12th, 2017, Downton Abbey came to Charleston!

Well, not exactly. The Crawley ladies and the Earl of Grantham didn’t appear on King Street in full early-19th Century British Aristocracy regalia. But their creator, Lord Julian Fellowes, did! Lord Fellowes came to Charleston for a series of events co-hosted by SC ETV, the Charleston Library Society, and the brand new Charleston to Charleston, Inc.

Events included a lunch lecture, a cocktail party, and an evening at the Dock Street Theater along with writer William Nicholson. The hours were filled with laughter as Lord Fellowes and his companions discussed the trials and tribulations of a decades-spanning writing and acting career, “overnight” success, and how many times a writer can really be rejected.

Below are some pictures from the weekend. If you attended, we hope you had fun. If you missed it, we hope you enjoy this glimpse into what was a weekend for the ages.

All photos courtesy of Leigh Webber Photography.

 Lord Fellowes takes the stage at the Dock Street Theater

Lord Fellowes takes the stage at the Dock Street Theater

 Charleston Library Society Anne Cleveland presents Lord Fellowes with a gift

Charleston Library Society Anne Cleveland presents Lord Fellowes with a gift

 A full house at the Charleston Library Society

A full house at the Charleston Library Society