Rumor has it and media confirms it! Downton Abbey is extending its glam to the big screen. The Downton Abbey movie is set to be released in cinemas soon. Excitement is building among the international fan base, and the cast of the hit series is also eager for the film to be seen in theaters around the world. Having established that, many questions arise regarding this huge TV hit..
Movie Released Date?
Film production begins this summer. UK Release date is on the13th of September 2019.
The Movie Cast?
All our old favorites from the ITV series will be returning for the Downton Abbey film, including Dame Maggie Smith as the ever-cutting Dowager Countess, Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary, Hugh Bonneville as the Earl of Downton, and Joanne Froggatt as Anna Bates. Laura Carmichael will return as Lady Edith, Lesley Nicol as Mrs Patmore, Allen Leech as Tom Branson, and Elizabeth McGovern as Lady Cora.
Also due to reprise their roles are Rob James-Collier (playing Thomas Barrow), Phyllis Logan (Mrs Hughes), Brendan Coyle (Mr Bates), Matthew Goode(Henry Talbot), Sophie McShera (Daisy Mason), Penelope Wilton (Lady Isobel) and Jim Carter (Mr Carson).
Carter’s real-life wife, Imelda Staunton, has joined the cast as Lady Bagshaw (who can be seen in the trailer sparring with the Dowager Countess).
Newcomers to Downton also include Killing Eve’s David Haig (playing the royal butler), Geraldine James (Queen Mary), Kate Phillips (Mary, Princess Royal), Stephen Campbell-Moore (in an undisclosed role) and Tuppence Middleton (Lucy Smith).
The Two Actors Who Won’t Be Returning!
One person who won’t be returning is Lily James as Lady Rose. Her character Rose moved off to New York, so it would be far-fetched to bring her back. Her story finished in the series. She went off and got married and she sort of disappeared. The other is Ed Speleers..
Downton Abbey || Movie Vs. TV Series?
The film will see the female characters become increasingly liberated as time moves forward… Daisy becomes more emancipated, with an education. Anna’s always been strong however she comes on powerfully in the film.
Downton Abbey After The Movie
No word yet on whether the first Downton movie will spawn a second – or even a return for the TV series. But Jim Carter says it’s not something anyone is ruling out…
If the film makes lots of money, there will be pressure to do more..
Last But Not Least; The Official Movie Trailer!