Julian Fellowes has had an illustrious career in film, theater, television, and literature. Among his many screenplays are the Oscar-winning Gosford Park, The Young Victoria, and Vanity Fair. He has directed and performed in numerous films and television series, and his novels include the Sunday Times bestseller Snobs. His most recent projects have been the multiaward-winning screenplays for ITV's Downton Abbey, which has enjoyed five immensely popular seasons with viewing figures of over ten million. The highly anticipated sixth season is scheduled for winter 2016. He lives in Dorset, England, with his family.