Los Angeles: June 13, 2013
Ciroc Vodka hosted one of the more stately and lavish events last night—in keeping with the show’s elegant hauteur—for PBS Masterpiece Theater’s hit Downton Abbey at the Television Academy in North Hollywood. Cast members Rob James-Collier, Phyllis Logan, Joanne Froggatt, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, the show writer/creator Julian Fellowes and Executive Producer Gareth Neame hosted a Q&A moderated Deadline Hollywood’s Pete Hammond. Other celebrity guests included Bewitched’s beguiling Tabitha, Erin Murphy. Ciroc spokesperson Diddy was not present at the Q&A, although Fellowes said that he was impressed with the rap mogul’s recent Funny or Die parody of the PBS program.
After the presentation, the show’s cast, creator and producer kindly mingled with the voters–many of them fans as breathless as any member of the public kept them busy signing autographs and taking mobile phone photos for hours. But Downton celebs still found time to enjoy the signature Ciroc cocktails with Murphy enjoying the Frenchside (Ciroc with simple syrup, lemon juice and mint; Frogget enjoying the Ciroc White Peach (Ciroc Peach and ginger ale); Collier the Coconut Caprioska (Ciroc Coconut with Lime and ginger syrup. Fellowes stuck with Hint Water. Guests mauled hors d’oeuvres from The One Group’s STK; other sponsors included Hint Water and hot and iced Ahmad London tea.
Photo Credit:Colin Young-Wolff