with introduction by Society Editor Daisy Prince
The Breakers Great Hall, July 26, 2022, at 6 p.m.
Join us for a spectacular evening with Julian Fellowes, the Oscar and Emmy winning writer, director, producer, novelist and actor who created "The Gilded Age" and "Downton Abbey."
This extravagant evening begins with cocktails on the terrace overlooking the scenic lawn that the Vanderbilt family and their guests so greatly enjoyed. Guests will then be invited into the Great Hall, an opulent space reserved for only the finest occasions – where presidents, aristocrats and European nobility once socialized – for a seated dinner and introductory remarks by society editor Daisy Prince. Following the main course, Lord Fellowes will engage in conversation with Preservation Society CEO & Executive Director Trudy Coxe. He will respond to select questions prior to the serving of dessert.
Julian Fellowes has had an extensive and distinguished career in film, television, publishing and the dramatic arts. He received an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2002 for “Gosford Park,” his first produced film, and he is the creator, sole writer and executive producer of the worldwide hit series, “Downton Abbey,” which received 69 Emmy Award nominations, winning 15, over its six seasons. He also received a Golden Globe Award and special BAFTA Award for “Downton Abbey.” The “Downton Abbey” movie written and produced by Fellowes was released in 2019. Most recently, the feature film “Downton Abbey: A New Era” written and produced by Fellowes was released in Spring 2022.
His other work includes “Separate Lies” for which he received the National Board of Review Directorial Debut Award, “From Time to Time” which he wrote and directed which won Best Picture at the Chicago Children’s Film Festival and Best Picture at the Fiuggi Family Festival in Rome, “The Young Victoria,” “Vanity Fair,” his Emmy Award-winning “Little Lord Fauntleroy,” and the BAFTA nominated “The Prince and The Pauper;” and three novels – “Belgravia,” “Snobs,” and “Past Imperfect” – that were Sunday Times Best Sellers. He is responsible for the "book" of the Broadway musicals "Mary Poppins" and "School of Rock – The Musical" for which he received a Tony nomination. In January 2011, he was given a peerage and entered the House of Lords as the Lord Fellowes of West Stafford.
The Preservation Society extends our sincere thanks to Lord Fellowes for his willingness and generosity to share this wonderful evening with us at The Breakers.
We invite guests to consider sponsorship opportunities, which begin at $15,000 for a table of ten. Standard tickets are $500 per person.
Valet parking provided. Cocktail attire; coat and tie recommended.
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