Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Birthday Wishes: Roma Downey

By LillyKat
PTR Senior Staff Writer

I interrupt my normally scheduled posting to borrow a page from editor-in-chief TVFan's recently nostalgic birthday-esque tribute to Jane Seymour and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman ...

There are a select few shows and actors we here at PTR still hold in great reverence - even if they no longer grace our television screens on a weekly basis, or enjoyed their heyday long before we ever knew what the heck a blog was.

Roma Downey is one of those.

We came to know - and love - her as Monica the Angel on the legendary Touched By An Angel

We still do.

And, very much as we've grandfathered Jane into the PTR Fave fold, we've also done so with Roma - who, I'm happy to report, will be back on our television screens in just a month's time with the new Hallmark Channel original movie, Come Dance at My Wedding, premiering June 6th at 9 p.m.

(And yes, yours truly DID have the great pleasure of getting Miss Wings on the phone for a one-on-one QA session, which I'll have for y'all a little bit later in the month. Suffice it to say Roma is truly a class act - charming, delightful, genuinely adorable and pretty darn funny).

As she celebrates her 49th birthday today, we couldn't be happier to send her our best.

Happy Birthday Roma!

Your Friends at PTR

If you're missing Roma these days, try these remedies: Tune into Hallmark Channel on June 6th for Come Dance at My Wedding; catch Touched By An Angel re-runs on Hallmark every day at 12 p.m. (SEE EDIT BELOW); visit her official Web site and join her official Facebook page (both run by the lovely Ms. Anna K, long time Webmaster of Roma's official site).

EDITED May 19, 2009: Hallmark Channel has stopped airing its daily re-runs of Touched By An Angel. The channel assures me that they still own the rights, etc., but are currently experimenting with scheduling.


RichE said...

Happy Birthday Roma!I have to be honest and say I haven't seen any of Roma's work but LillyKat's enthusiasm tells me all I need to know.

I look forward to hearing more about the interview.


Royal.Wench said...

Thanks for the heads up and link to this lovely birthday tribute for Roma... :-) Anna
I have to say I do like that by line of "the lovely Ms Anna K" lol)