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Allen started acting at age 11 in a school production and has since gone on to star in movies such as Cowboys and Angels and The Sweeney, plays, including Ecstasy and Phaedra, and TV shows like the Irish series Love Is The Drug and the hit HBO drama, Rome.

He best known for his current portrayal of the rebellious former-chauffeur, Tom Branson, in the internationally successful ITV drama series, 'Downton Abbey'.

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The Imitation Game will make its world premiere on Friday night at the Telluride Film Festival in Telluride, Colorado, America. It will screen on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon. A Q&A with director, Morten Tyldum, will follow the Saturday night screening.

The Imitation Game tells the story of cryptographer, Alan Turing, and his work during WWII. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing alongside Kiera Knightly and Matthew Goode. Allen plays John Cairncross, a member of Turing’s team at Bletchley Park who was secretly spying for the Soviets.

Watch the trailer here.

posted by • August 24th, 2014 • (0) Comments

Allen was nominated by his Downton Abbey co-star Hugh Bonneville for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge which he completed today. You can donate to support ALS research here.

Allen nominated Rob-James Collier, Michelle Dockery and Dan Stevens to follow suit.

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Allen will be attending the Toronto International Film Festival this year which runs from the 4th September to the 14th to promote his upcoming film, The Imitation Game.

The film, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Kiera Knightly, will be shown on the 6th and 10th of Spetember. More information can be found here.

posted by • August 15th, 2014 • (0) Comments

The official promotional picture for Series 5 of Downton Abbey has been released.


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Allen recently gave interviews, with Downton Abbey co-star Rob James Collier, to the German magazine Für Sie and the station, ZDF.

The scans of the interview (via su-o) in Für Sie have been uploaded to the gallery and a translation of the interview is available here.

The interview with ZDF is in English with German subtitles and questions displayed in German. Translations od the questions can be found here.

posted by • July 27th, 2014 • (0) Comments

More pics from the Downton Abbey promotional tour in America are now up in the gallery.
Lots of thanks to farfarawaysite for these ones.

posted by • July 25th, 2014 • (0) Comments

Allen appeared on this week’s episode of The Shelbourne, a documentary following the inner workings of the renowned five-star Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin.

The piece is about the sixth annual CRY Pure Style Fashion Luncheon held in March to support CRY Ireland, a charity dedicated to raising awareness of Sudden Cardiac Death.

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posted by • July 24th, 2014 • (0) Comments

Pictures of Allen at the 2014 TCA press tour promoting Downton Abbey series 5 are now up in the gallery.

posted by • July 24th, 2014 • (0) Comments

Screencaps of Allen in the trailer for The Imitation Game are now up in the gallery.

posted by • July 24th, 2014 • (0) Comments

The US and UK trailers for The Imitation Game have been released.