Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 2h 2min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Engler
  • Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith
  • UK release: 13 September 2019

A big screen outing for Downton Abbey and its inhabitants.

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Downton Abbey

10 Sep 20194 stars

Satisfying and emotional big screen finale for the beloved ITV series

Four years after the ITV drama's sixth and final season aired, Downton Abbey transfers to the big screen for one last hurrah. Scripted by the show's creator Julian Fellowes and directed by Michael Engler, who was behind some of the key episodes of the…

Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes tried to 'cram in' so many characters

10 Sep 2019

Film gossip

Julian Fellowes "crammed in as many characters" as possible for 'Downton Abbey'. The 70-year-old screenwriter has penned the script for the big screen adaptation of the ITV period drama – which he created and helmed for six seasons – and he has…

Hugh Bonneville loved reuniting with Downton Abbey castmates

10 Sep 2019

Film gossip

Hugh Bonneville says reuniting with his 'Downton Abbey' castmates was the best part of returning for the movie. The 55-year-old actor has reprised his role as Robert Crawley, 7th Earl of Grantham in the big screen adaptation of ITV's beloved period…

Lesley Nicol promises Downton Abbey movie is 'very dramatic'

9 Sep 2019

Film gossip

Lesley Nicol has teased the 'Downton Abbey' movie is "very dramatic". The 66-year-old actress – who played Mrs Patmore in the original series and will reprise her role in the upcoming movie version, has promised fans will love the new movie and has…

Imelda Staunton 'chuffed' to be in Downton movie

24 Aug 2019

Film gossip

Imelda Staunton was "chuffed" to land a role in the 'Downton Abbey' movie. The 63-year-old actress portrays Lady Bagshaw in the upcoming big screen spin-off and felt "very at home" on set, having grown familiar with everyone involved in the project…

Hugh Bonneville says Dame Maggie Smith has best lines in Downton Abbey movie

22 Aug 2019

Film gossip

Hugh Bonneville insists Dame Maggie Smith has all the best lines in the 'Downton Abbey' movie. The 55-year-old actor reprises his role as Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham, in the big screen adaptation of the television period drama and he has…

Hugh Bonneville teases possibility of Downton Abbey franchise

21 Aug 2019

Film gossip

Hugh Bonneville has teased the possibility of more 'Downton Abbey' movies. The 55-year-old actor – who reprises his role as Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham – has admitted that if the upcoming big screen version of the hit ITV drama proves to be a…

Maggie Smith was final Downton Abbey star to sign up for movie

19 Aug 2019

Film gossip

Dame Maggie Smith was the final 'Downton Abbey' star to sign up for the movie. Gareth Neame, the film's executive producer, has revealed the 84-year-old actress – who portrays Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham – waited until she was…

Elizabeth McGovern had 'doubts' about Downton Abbey script?

18 Aug 2019

Film gossip

Elizabeth McGovern reportedly had "doubts" about the 'Downton Abbey' movie script. The 58-year-old actress – who stars as as Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham, in the much-anticipated movie – apparently told some of her co-stars that the script…

Laura Carmichael almost quit acting before Downton Abbey

16 Aug 2019

Film gossip

Laura Carmichael almost quit acting before 'Downton Abbey'. The 33-year-old actress, who will reprise her role as Lady Edith Crawley in the big screen adaptation of Julian Fellowes' period drama, has admitted that she had thought about quitting the…

Sue Johnston was cut from Downton Abbey movie

23 Jul 2019

Film gossip

Sue Johnston has revealed she has been cut from the 'Downton Abbey' movie. The 75-year-old actress played Gladys Denker in the hugely popular period drama series – the lady's maid to Dame Maggie Smith's Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of…

Elizabeth McGovern: Downton Abbey film is 'for fans'

23 May 2019

Film gossip

Elizabeth McGovern says the 'Downton Abbey' movie is "for the fans". The 57-year-old actress – who plays Lady Cora Crawley – says that the highly-anticipated big screen adaptation of the hit ITV series is for viewers who have "loved getting to know…

Laura Carmichael says Downton film felt 'like holiday'

6 May 2019

Film gossip

Laura Carmichael has admitted shooting the 'Downton Abbey' movie felt like a "holiday". The 32-year-old actress reprised her role as Lady Edith Crawley in the big-screen spin-off and admitted it wasn't as intense a project to work on as it was to…

Elizabeth McGovern's Downton family reunion

5 May 2019

Film gossip

Elizabeth McGovern says the 'Downton Abbey' movie felt like a "family reunion". The 57-year-old actress has reprised her role as Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham, for the big screen adaptation of the hit TV show and Elizabeth said there was a…

Julian Fellowes says Downton Abbey 2 film is a possibility

20 Mar 2019

Film gossip

Julian Fellowes says a sequel to the 'Downton Abbey' film is a "definite possibility". The creator of the hit period drama TV series has revealed that as he hasn't "killed off half the cast" in his upcoming movie version he would absolutely be open…

Joanne Froggatt: Downton Abbey movie is big and beautiful

15 Mar 2019

Film gossip

Joanne Froggatt has promised the 'Downton Abbey' movie will feature everything fans loved about the TV show. The 38-year-old actress has reprised her role as maid Anna Bates in the upcoming big screen spin-off and though she's sworn to secrecy about…

Downton Abbey 2 in the offing?

8 Mar 2019

Film gossip

A second 'Downton Abbey' film could be made if the first film proves successful. Universal Pictures, Focus Features and Carnival Film & Television bosses are set to watch the latest cut of the hotly-anticipated movie, which is due to be released on…

Joanne Froggatt: Downton Abbey film gives fans what they want

18 Feb 2019

Film gossip

Joanne Froggatt says the 'Downton Abbey' movie will be "everything fans want". The 38-year-old actress played lady's maid Anna Bates in the TV period drama, which ended after six years in 2015, and she is to reprise her role in creator Julian…

Allen Leech says Downton Abbey movie was like a 'family reunion'

19 Jan 2019

Film gossip

Allen Leech enjoyed a "family reunion" at the first cast meeting for the 'Downton Abbey' movie. The 37-year-old actor will reprise his role as estate manager Tom Branson in the upcoming big screen spin-off from the period drama series and he was…

Ed Speleers won't be in Downton film

12 Nov 2018

Film gossip

Ed Speleers "didn't get the call" to be involved in the 'Downton Abbey' movie. The 30-year-old actor appeared as Jimmy Kent in the period drama but left after the 2014 Christmas special when his footman alter ego was fired after being caught in bed…

Allen Leech teases tear-jerking Downton Abbey movie

2 Nov 2018

Film gossip

Allen Leech says the 'Downton Abbey' movie will reduce fans to "tears". The 37-year-old actor played Tom Branson in the award-winning historical drama series and has teased what fans can expect from creator Julian Fellowes' big screen…

Julian Fellowes says Downton Abbey movie feels like a 'happy school reunion'

20 Sep 2018

Film gossip

'Downton Abbey' creator Julian Fellowes admits filming the upcoming movie has felt like a very "happy" school reunion. The 69-year-old screenwriter is thrilled to have been reunited with the cast of the hit TV show, but he concedes that transforming…

Downton Abbey movie to be released next year

19 Sep 2018

Film gossip

The 'Downton Abbey' movie is set to be released in September 2019. The hugely popular British period drama - which ran from 2010 to 2015 and starred the likes of Hugh Bonneville and Dame Maggie Smith - is currently being turned into a motion picture…

Imelda Staunton joins Downton Abbey movie cast

31 Aug 2018

Film gossip

Imelda Staunton has joined the cast of the 'Downton Abbey' movie. The 'Harry Potter' actress will appear alongside her husband Jim Carter - who plays butler Charles Carson in the popular TV series - in the motion picture, which has officially…

Joanne Froggatt says Downton Abbey movie would be 'tricky'

9 Sep 2017

Film gossip

Joanne Froggatt thinks it would be "tricky" to make a 'Downton Abbey' movie. The 37-year-old actress - who played maid Anna Bates in the popular period drama series - admits she and her castmates are all keen to reunite for a big screen venture but…

Lily Collins craves role in Downton Abbey movie

27 Jun 2017

Film gossip

Lily Collins is eager to land a role in the 'Downton Abbey' movie. The 28-year-old actress has revealed she's already spoken to her agent about securing a part in the much-discussed movie adaptation of the popular TV series, and would jump at the…

Downton Abbey movie to shoot next year

22 Jun 2017

TV gossip

The 'Downton Abbey' movie is likely to go into production next year. Fans have been wishing for the popular drama to be made into a big screen blockbuster since the series ended in 2015 following a successful five-year run, and now it looks like…

Julian Fellowes has worked on Downton Abbey script

15 Jun 2017

TV gossip

Julian Fellowes has started writing the script for the 'Downton Abbey' movie. Rumours of the period drama being adapted into a big screen blockbuster have been circulating since the series ended in 2015 following a successful five-year run, but now…

Hugh Bonneville thinks Downton Abbey movie is 'hugely unlikely'

23 May 2017

TV gossip

Hugh Bonneville thinks it's "hugely unlikely" that there will be a 'Downton Abbey' film. The 53-year-old actor, who starred in the ITV period drama from 2010 until the series ended in 2015, has quashed rumours that the show is to be made into a…

Downton Abbey movie 'is in the works'

12 May 2017

Film gossip

A 'Downton Abbey' movie is reportedly in the works. Writer Julian Fellowes - who created the hit TV series - is reuniting with producers Carnival Films to work on the much-discussed movie, with filming set to begin in September. A source told The…

Laura Carmichael waiting for Downton Abbey movie script

20 Apr 2017

TV gossip

Laura Carmichael is still waiting for a script for the 'Downton Abbey' film. It was thought that the big screen adaptation of the period drama, which came to an end in 2015 following five years on screen, would begin shooting later this year but…

Dame Maggie Smith doesn't want Dowton Abbey film

10 Apr 2017

TV gossip

Dame Maggie Smith doesn't think a 'Downton Abbey' movie should go ahead. The 82-year-old actress played Violet Crawley in the period drama, which ended in 2015, and is in two minds about a big screen adaption because she is convinced it may come…

Downton Abbey cast hopeful about movie

22 Jan 2017

Film gossip

The 'Downton Abbey' cast are hopeful that a movie of the beloved TV series will be made. Phyllis Logan, who played Mrs Hughes in the long-running drama, insisted she didn't take any props from the set when the show finished because she is sure she…

Downton Abbey cast asked to clear schedules for film

6 Jan 2017

TV gossip

The cast of 'Downton Abbey' have been asked to clear their diaries to shoot a film of the hit period drama. Jim Carter - who portrayed Mr Carson in the ITV programme - has teased that a big screen adaptation of the popular series is definitely in…

Downton Abbey film has been written

27 Oct 2016

TV gossip

The 'Downton Abbey' movie has been written. Joanne Froggatt - who portrayed Anna Smith in the period drama for five years - has revealed Julian Fellowes has penned the script for the forthcoming blockbuster but none of the cast have seen it or been…

Julian Fellowes finishes Downton Abbey script

27 Oct 2016

Film gossip

Julian Fellowes has finished the script for the 'Downton Abbey' movie. Joanne Froggatt - who portrayed Anna Smith in the period drama for five years - has revealed the creator has penned the script for the forthcoming blockbuster but none of the cast…

Dame Maggie Smith joins Downton Abbey movie

19 Sep 2016

Film gossip

Dame Maggie Smith has signed up to the forthcoming big screen adaption of 'Downton Abbey'. The masterminds behind the popular series have been given the go-ahead to turn the period drama into a blockbuster, and producers have already secured their…

Julian Fellowes blames cast for hold-up in Downton Abbey film

14 Apr 2016

TV gossip

Julian Fellowes thinks the 'Downton Abbey' film would have gone into production by now if it wasn't for the busy cast. The creator of the period drama - which came to an end at the latter part of last year following five years on screen - believes…

Julian Fellowes teases Downton Abbey movie

2 Mar 2016

TV gossip

Julian Fellowes says a 'Downton Abbey' movie is a "real possibility". The creator, writer and executive producer of ITV's award-winning period drama has dropped the biggest hint yet that the Crawley family could be heading to the big screen, and…

Julian Fellowes' 65% sure on Downton Abbey movie

25 Jan 2016

TV gossip

Julian Fellowes is "64.5 per cent" sure he'll write a 'Downton Abbey' movie in the future. The 66-year-old screenwriter, who is the mastermind behind the hit period drama, has admitted he deliberately left the doors to the Yorkshire estate open…

Lesley Nicol confirms Downton Abbey film talk

7 Jan 2016

TV gossip

Lesley Nicol has confirmed "there is talk" of a 'Downton Abbey' movie following the end of the show last month. The 62-year-old actress - who was known for playing Mrs Patmore in the ITV period drama - believes, although the programme aired its final…

Joanne Froggatt: I'd love to do a Downton Abbey movie

21 Sep 2015

Film gossip

Joanne Froggatt would "love" to make a 'Downton Abbey' movie. The hit TV show is currently in its final series, but Joanne - who stars as Anna Bates in the period drama - has revealed she would happily return to the set once the final episode has…

Phyllis Logan: I definitely want a Downton Abbey movie

10 Sep 2015

Film gossip

Phyllis Logan "definitely" wants to make a 'Downton Abbey' movie. The 59-year-old actress - who stars as housekeeper Mrs Hughes in the popular period drama - has added her voice to calls for the iconic TV show to be transformed into a movie, but she…

Julian Fellowes hints at Downton Abbey film

12 Aug 2015

TV gossip

Julian Fellowes has hinted that a 'Downton Abbey' movie could be a possibility. The creator of the ITV show insisted that its upcoming Christmas special will be the final TV episode of the period drama but he thinks it could have "some…

Downton Abbey movie possible

3 Aug 2015

Film gossip

'Downton Abbey' could be turned into a film. The ITV period drama's producer, Gareth Neame hasn't ruled out the possibility of making the show into a feature film and thinks it would be a "wonderful thing". However, while he confirmed making a…

Hopes of Downton Abbey movie dashed

15 Jul 2015

Film gossip

Julian Fellowes hasn't received any "serious" offers to make 'Downton Abbey' into a movie. The hit ITV drama is ending this year after its sixth series and the show's creator has revealed it is currently unlikely there will be a spin-off movie. He…

Downton Abbey creator hints at movie revival

30 Jun 2015

Film gossip

'Downton Abbey' creator Julian Fellowes wants to adapt the TV show into a movie. The screenwriter has confirmed that the upcoming sixth season of the period drama - which will air later this year - will be its last, but he already has a story in…

Downton Abbey creator is 'open' to movie idea

25 Jun 2015

Film gossip

'Downton Abbey' creator Julian Fellowes is "open to the idea" of making a movie based on the hit TV show. The 65-year-old screenwriter has suggested he'd like to transform the period drama into a film, but has admitted there are no concrete plans in…

Downton Abbey 'could become a movie'

27 Mar 2015

Film gossip

'Downton Abbey' could be turned into a movie. The popular ITV period drama is set to conclude at the end of the next season, but Gareth Neame - the executive producer of 'Downton' - has revealed plans are currently being considered to make a feature…

Downton Abbey cast in 'talks' for film version

22 Dec 2014

TV gossip

'Downton Abbey' may be made into a movie. The show's cast has revealed there is a "definite possibility" that the hit ITV drama will be heading for the big screen. Raquel Cassidy explained: "There have been talks and there is definitely a…

Downton Abbey movie to be set in space?

13 Feb 2012

TV Gossip

Jessica Brown-Findlay wants 'Downton Abbey: The Movie' to be set "on a spaceship". The 22-year-old actress - who plays Lady Sybil Crawley in the ITV1 period drama - would love the motion picture to be based "in the future" with the fictional estate…

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