Downton Abbey‘s® Mrs. Patmore, Lesley Nicol Visits Atlanta Gift Show
NEW YORK (December 4, 2014) – With the Downton Abbey lifestyle brand continuing to build on its success in the gift and home furnishings area with the launch of many new licensed products, as well as the addition of numerous new licensees, there is sure to be plenty of excitement at the 2015 Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market. In celebration of Downton Abbey licensees and the breadth and quality of the Downton Abbey–inspired product lines, actress Lesley Nicol who plays the popular, outspoken and kindly cook on Downton Abbey will be attending Atlanta Gift Mart. Ms. Nicol will be visiting the showrooms of Downton Abbey licensees – including Heritage Lace, 1928 Jewelry, Enesco, Kurt S. Adler, Langley Empire Candle, North American Bear Co., River of Goods, and Roman – and will meet licensees’ teams and retail buyers.
“We are so excited that Lesley Nicol – Mrs. Patmore herself – will be joining us at the Atlanta Gift Show,” says Knockout Licensing Co-President Carole Postal. “She’s such a lovable, central character on the show that her presence is certain to bring the love and excitement for Downton Abbey among the gift and home trade to a whole new level.”
Knockout Licensing is the agency responsible for managing the Downton Abbey licensing program in North America. Downton Abbey will premiere its fifth season on PBS Masterpiece on January 4, 2015 and the show has already been renewed for a sixth season.
About Downton Abbey®
Downton Abbey® is a Primetime Emmy™ and Golden Globe™ award-winning British television series produced by Carnival Films, part of NBCUniversal International Television Production. The popular period drama airs in the U.S. on PBS/MASTERPIECE and is transmitted to more than 250 other territories around the world. Already the most popular drama in PBS history, Downton Abbey continues to see its audience grow each year: the Season Four premiere episode drew 12.3 million U.S. viewers to become the highest rated drama debut in PBS history; overall, the audience watching Season Four live or within the first seven days averaged 13 million a week. U.S. audiences are now enjoying Downton Abbey Season Five on PBS Masterpiece secure in the knowledge that a sixth season is already being planned.
About Knockout Licensing
Knockout Licensing (www.knockoutlicensing.com) is a full-service licensing agency for big name brands including British television drama Downton Abbey™; social media canine celebrity Boo, The World’s Cutest Dog™; best-selling book series turned popular television drama OUTLANDER™; popular preschool television show Justin Time™; beloved family classic Little House on the Prairie®; theworld-renowned SINGER™ sewing brand; publishing sensation Fifty Shades of Grey™; the Smithsonian Institution Library Seed Catalog Collection, and more. Formed in 2012, Knockout Licensing is a joint venture between CopCorp Licensing and TK Brand Group.