Downton Abbey is moving to big screen
After almost 4 years, The gate of Downton Abbey is finally opening again, for His Majesty King George V and Queen Mary, as well as for us! The year will be 1927, and Carson the Butler will have to come out of his retirement to help Mary prepare for the royal visit......
A brief refreshment on how the characters in Downton Abbey the TV series left us:Robert and Cora: After serious sickness, Robert took a step back from running Downton Abbey and the estate. His wife Cora became hospital president.
The Dowager Countess: Violet (played by Maggie Smith) reluctantly gave up her position of hospital president.
Lady Mary: Lady Mary re-married after falling for dashing racing driver Henry Talbot (played by Matthew Goode) and was running Downton herself.
Lady Edith: married Bertie Pelham, forming a family of three with her illegitimate daughter Marigold, meanwhile starting a career in magazine publishing.
Anna and Bates: they had a baby
Tom Branson and Sybbie: Tom and his daughter returned from America to make Downton their home. He and Mary’s husband Henry set up an automobile shop in York – named Talbot and Branson Motors.
Isobel Crawley: Matthew Crawley’s mother, now called Isobel Grey decided to marry Lord Merton against the wishes of his daughter-in-law Amelia.
Carson and Mrs Hughes: The two of them tied the knot, but Mr Carson developed palsy and had to retire.
Thomas Barrow: Survived his suicide attempt, returned to Downton Abbey and stepped into Carson’s shoes as butler.
And the good news is, all of the main characters will be coming back, and played by the same actors, what a joy!
-Hugh Bonneville as the Earl of Downton
-Elizabeth McGovern as Lady Cora
-Dame Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess
-Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary
-Jim Carter as Carson the butler
- Joanne Froggatt as Anna Bates.
-Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith
-Lesley Nicol as Mrs Patmore
-Allen Leech as Tom Branson
In Downton Abbey the TV Series, the Dowager Countess, Violet said: "I hate Greek drama, where everything happens off-stage." And now perhaps she will be more satisfied, because Downton Abbey will be on stage again, with her, of course.
The film is scheduled to open in theatres on 13 September 2019 in the UK and on 20 September 2019 in North America.
The film trailer