Downton Abbey stars have all been sent movie script

Ben Arnold
UK Movies Writer
Script… Downton stars have one, but no start date for movie – Credit: ITV

The stars of ‘Downton Abbey’ have all been sent a script for the planned movie version of the hit ITV period drama.

Appearing on ‘Lorraine‘ with Lorraine Kelly, Jeremy Swift, who played butler Septimus Spratt from series four onwards, spilt the beans.

“There is a film script, which we’ve all been sent,” he revealed.

“But it disappeared mission impossible stylee from our emails. It’s supposed to be filming this year, but it hasn’t been locked down yet.”

He then suggested that the issue in planning the movie hinges on producers getting all its ducks in a row regarding its stars.

(Credit: ITV)

“I think the logistics are difficult,” he said, “with the young ones like Michelle Dockery going off and doing American pilots for shows.

“It’s just getting everyone in the same space at the same time.”

Phyllis Logan, who play Mrs Hughes in the series, has echoed those same sentiments, likening getting the stars of the show back together as being like ‘herding cats’.

“In normal film situations you might have a core cast of half a dozen or whatever. But this is a core cast of thousands it feels like at times,” she told ‘Good Morning Britain’.

“The will is definitely there with everybody involved.

“So, let’s fingers crossed that we can make it all come about at some stage. And we’d love all to get back together again and have one last hurrah, we certainly would.”

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