The brilliant Julian Fellowes.
Who, you might ask? We have much to thank him for. Profusely. He is the creator and writer of Downton Abbey, for one. If that weren’t enough to kiss his feet, he wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for Gosford Park (where he first collaborated with Dame Maggie Smith). He also wrote the screenplays for The Young Victoria and Vanity Fair, among many, many other accomplishments.
So enjoy that champagne you’re holding, Mr. Fellowes. You deserve all the toasts we can muster!
Lady Grantham: “You are quite wonderful the way you see room for improvement wherever you look. I never knew such reforming zeal.”
Mrs Crawley: “I take that as a compliment.”
Lady Grantham: “I must have said it wrong.”