Jimmy Carr has written a Downton Abbey spoof as his first movie

British comedian Jimmy Carr has written his first feature film, which will poke fun at traditional period dramas like Downton Abbey.

Described as being "in the tradition of classic joke-a-minute spoof comedies like The Naked Gun series," Fackham Hall will star After's Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Last Night in Soho's Thomasin McKenzie, Mid90s' Katherine Waterson and The Crowded Room's Emma Laird.

According to Deadline, Fiennes Tiffin is set to play a porter who strikes up a relationship with the youngest daughter (McKenzie) of a prominent British family.

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Meanwhile, Lord and Lady Davenport (Waterson) are forced to contend with the "epic failure" of a wedding between their eldest daughter (Laird) and her uncouth cousin.

Additional cast members for the film, which will begin production in the UK early next year, will be announced in due course.

Jim O'Hanlan is attached to direct the movie, while Kris Thykier and Danny Perkins will produce.

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"The British Film Industry does two things very well. Period drama and comedy. Now we didn't have time to write two movies, so we've had to mash the genres together," Carr said in a statement.

"I'm just slightly worried that if you say Fackham Hall in a posh English accent it might be misconstrued, hopefully that won't be a problem."

O'Hanlan added: "Fackham Hall is that rarest of rare hen's teeth – a genuinely funny, fiendishly clever period comedy which even on the page makes you snort your tea out of several orifices at once, whilst still making you care hugely for the young couple at the centre of all the madness."

Fackham Hall is yet to receive a release date.

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