While the news of the now-confirmed 'Downton Abbey' movie was received rapturously among fans last month, creator Julian Fellowes may be about to set the cat amongst the pigeons.
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. ...
Downton… is the film finally on the way? It sounds like that ‘Downton Abbey’ movie that fans are craving could be on the way, with Jim Carter – aka Mr Carson – seeming to confirm rumours that an announcement could be imminent. Joanna Froggatt – aka Anna Smith – reckons it’s already been written, telling ‘This Morning’ last October: “We’ve all heard this rumour – the cast – that the script has been written.
It’s fair to stay nobody expected a ‘Downton Abbey’ movie when the show first aired in 2010, but after six incredibly successful series one is sure to happen. Creator Julian Fellows has stated his intention to make a film on numerous occasions, will the legendary Maggie Smith reprise her Emmy-award-winning role as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham? In an interview with Graham Norton last year however, she said: “I can’t – what age would she be?