Star of new "Downton with tills" drama on how she fell for the actor who plays Bilbo Baggins

Star of new 'Downton with tills' drama on how she fell for the actor who plays Bilbo BagginsAmanda Abbington and Martin Freeman met on the set of Men Only in 2000Amanda is due to star in ITV’s new department-store drama Mr SelfridgeFreeman will spend 18 months filming in New Zealand | UPDATED: 22:02 GMT, 29 December 2012 The couple attended the Royal Film Performance of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' at the Odeon Leicester Square in London earlier this month When your long-term partner and father of your two children becomes a bona fide Hollywood star, it’s hard to imagine what the downside might be. But for Amanda Abbington there were definite drawbacks when Martin Freeman won the part of Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge finally join rest of Royal Family for belated Christmas celebration – just in time for annual pheasant shoot

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge finally join rest of Royal Family for belated Christmas celebration – just in time for annual pheasant shoot William and Kate arrived at Sandringham House early on Boxing DayCouple were driven 155 miles from Kate's new family homeKate joined husband for lunch at Wood Farm after he went hunting | UPDATED: 10:00 GMT, 28 December 2012 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have finally joined the rest of the Royal Family for a belated Christmas celebration, after choosing to spend the festive season with the Middleton family instead. William and Kate arrived at Sandringham House, the Queen’s private estate in Norfolk, early on Boxing Day just in time for Prince Philip’s annual pheasant shoot