Julian Fellowes is creator, sole writer, and executive producer of the worldwide television series Downton Abbey, which has received 69 Emmy Award nominations; winning twelve, including writing and Outstanding Miniseries or Movie for Fellowes. His theatre writing credits are School of Rock – The Musical (Broadway/Tony Award nominee, Best Book), Mary Poppins (West End, Broadway/Drama Desk nominee, Best Book), Half A Sixpence (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Wind in the Willows (UK opening October 2016). His film writing credits are Gosford Park (Academy Award winner, Original Screenplay), Vanity Fair, Piccadilly Jim, Separate Lies (National Board of Review Directorial Debut Award), From Time to Time (Directed, Best Picture – Chicago Children’s Film Festival and Fiuggi Family Festival in Rome, Youth Jury Award – Seattle International Film Festival, Young Jury Award – Cinemagic in Belfast), The Young Victoria, The Tourist and Romeo & Juliet. His television writing credits include Little Lord Fauntleroy, The Prince and the Pauper, Titanic (miniseries), Doctor Thorne (miniseries). He has authored the international bestselling novels Snobs, Past Imperfect and most recently Belgravia; the children’s book The Curious Adventures of the Abandoned Toys and Downton Abbey scripts. Fellowes is also a screen and stage actor.