Downton Abbey movie going into production later this summer

It’s official – Downton Abbey movie in the works

Downton Abbey movie going into production later this summer
Downton Abbey movie going into production later this summer

The screenplay has been written by creator Julian Fellowes and production is due to begin later this summer.

Fellowes will also co-produce the film, which is being directed by Brian Percival, who directed the Downton pilot.

Joanne Froggatt, who plays Anna Bates, tweeted a picture of herself with fellow stars Michelle Dockery and Dame Maggie Smith with the words: “Delighted to announce we’re getting the band back together!”.

Dockery, who played Lady Mary Crawley in the hit show, wrote on Instagram: “The secret’s out… thrilled to announce that Downton Abbey is coming to the big screen.”

Her words were posted alongside a photo of her and Laura Carmichael, who plays Lady Edith Crawley.

“After getting many stars aligned, we are shortly to go into production,” he added.

“Julian’s script charms, thrills and entertains and in Brian Percival’s hands we aim to deliver everything that one would hope for as Downton comes to the big screen.”


It’s official – Downton Abbey movie in the works

It’s official – Downton Abbey movie in the works

It’s official – Downton Abbey the movie is in the works with the original star cast of the TV series reuniting for the film.

Dockery, who played Lady Mary Crawley, wrote on Instagram: “The secret’s out Thrilled to announce that Downton Abbey is coming to the big screen.”

“Julian’s script charms, thrills and entertains and in Brian Percival’s hands we aim to deliver everything that one would hope for as Downton comes to the big screen”.

“Peter Kujawski, chairman of production company Focus Features, said:”Since the series ended, fans of Downton have long been waiting for the Crawley family’s next chapter.

“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.”

Hit TV series Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th Century in an Edwardian English country home.

The final episode of Downton aired on December 25, 2015 on ITV..

 

Original TV cast to reunite for Downton Abbey movie

Original TV cast to reunite for Downton Abbey movie

Production is set to begin on the film adaptation of Downton Abbey this summer with the original TV cast reprising their roles.

A post on the programme’s official Twitter account read: “Welcome back to Downton! We’re thrilled to announce that #DowntonAbbey is coming to the big screen. Film production begins this summer.”

Welcome back to Downton! We’re thrilled to announce that #DowntonAbbey is coming to the big screen.

Downton’s creator Julian Fellowes has written the film’s screenplay, while Brican Percival, who directed the series’ pilot, will helm the film.

“Julian’s script charms, thrills and entertains and in Brian Percival’s hands we aim to deliver everything that one would hope for as Downton comes to the big screen.”

Joanne Froggatt, who played lady’s maid Anna Bates, tweeted a photograph of herself alongside fellow cast members Michelle Dockery and Dame Maggie Smith, writing: “Delighted to announce we’re getting the band back together! #DowntonMovie #DowntonAbbey.”

Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and their servants and ran for six hugely successful seasons.

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