Julian Fellowes is creator, sole writer and executive producer of the worldwide television series Downton Abbey, which has received 69 Emmy Award nominations, winning 15, 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, West End opening November 2016), Mary Poppins (West End, Broadway/Drama Desk nominee, Best Book), Half a Sixpence (Chichester Festival Theatre) and The Wind in the Willows (UK opened 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) and Doctor Thorne (miniseries). He has authored the international best-selling 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. He and his wife, Emma, live in London and Dorset. They have a son, Peregrine.