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?
The charms of British TV are not merely the preserve of us normal folk. Oh no. There is a legion of unlikely movie stars who, rather than watching endless edgy art house movies all day to hone their craft, would much rather be watching Homes Under The Hammer.
TV bosses have suggested that not only will there will be a feature film based on the successful ITV show ‘Downton Abbey’, but they intend to kill off one of its main characters in the process. With the series finally coming to an end this Christmas, Dame Maggie Smith, the legendary actress who plays Dowager Countess Of Grantham Violet Crawley, has said she won’t be returning to the programme. In doing so, it’ll have given sufficient time for her character to have died and had her passing dealt with, which neatly resolves that issue with a simple time hop.