Check out the four initial pictures from the Downton Abbey movie. They feature many of the returning cast from the much loved tv series. The series was immensely popular, running for six seasons in the UK on ITV and PBS in the States.
The Downton Abbey Season 3 Christmas Special caused outrage in the UK when Matthew (played by Dan Stevens) died. So dramatic was the event it was said to have ruined many peoples Christmas! USA viewers where not so shocked as the news of the death was already out when the episode aired almost 3 months later.
Most of the cast will be returning for the movie. Dan obviously will not!
Downton Abbey movie lowdown
The television series Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them. Set at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house.
Over its 6 seasons, the series garnered 3 Golden Globe Awards and 15 Primetime Emmy Awards. It got 69 Emmy nominations in total, making Downton Abbey the most nominated non-US television show in the history of the Emmys. The series even earned a Special BAFTA award and a Guinness World Record for the highest critically rated TV show along the way.
It has been Directed by Michael Engler and written Julian Fellowes. The Producers are Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge alone with Julian Fellowes.
Cast includes:- Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Matthew Goode, Harry Hadden-Paton, David Haig, Geraldine James, Robert James-Collier, Simon Jones, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Stephen Campbell Moore, Lesley Nicol, Kate Phillips, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton and Penelope Wilton.Official lowdown from Focus Features