‘Downton Abbey’ Movie With Original Cast Finally Gets Greenlight

Lewis Collier
July 13, 2018

For six seasons, the historical period drama depicted the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their domestic servants.

The film will be a Carnival Films production, with Brian Percival (The Book Thief) directing.

Joanne Froggatt, who played lady's maid Anna Bates, tweeted a photograph of herself alongside fellow cast members Michelle Dockery (who played Lady Mary Crawley) and Dame Maggie Smith (who played Lady Crawley), writing: "Delighted to announce we're getting the band back together!"

Talk of a possible "Downton" movie has been ongoing since the sixth and final series of the drama aired in 2015 and on Friday afternoon, it was finally confirmed that the project is happening. Nigel Marchant will also return to executive produce.

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"Since the series ended, fans of "Downton" have always been waiting for the Crawley family's next chapter", Focus chairman Peter Kujawski said.

Downton Abbey is coming back! No, I'm not referring to "Gosford Park", the upstairs-downstairs movie that Julian Fellowes wrote years before he created "Downton Abbey". "We're thrilled to join this incredible group of filmmakers, actors and craftspeople, led by Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame, in bringing back the world of Downton to the big screen".

Carnival Films and Focus Features have announced that shooting is set to take place this summer at Highclerc Castle, the 17th-century estate which served as the setting for the aristocratic Crawley family's titular home. The Exhibition is based in NY atে W 57th Street until 3rd September. In addition to producing Downton Abbey, the company is responsible for current primetime series such as The Last Kingdom for Netflix and Jamestown and Stan Lee's Lucky Man for Sky One.

Not surprisingly, Downton is the most nominated non-US show in the history of the Emmy Awards and was shown in more than 250 territories worldwide. It won three Golden Globes and 15 Emmys on top of 69 total nominations over the years.

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