Downton Abbey film (finally) confirmed

Fans of Downton Abbey can breathe a sign of relief – a film of the hugely successful TV series has finally been confirmed after much speculation.

The “original principal cast” will begin production later this summer, the film’s producers said.

The show’s creator Julian Fellowes has written the film’s screenplay, and he is also going to co-produce as well.

The period TV drama, which was a hit around the world, ended at Christmas 2015 after six series.

The series, which had an ensemble cast led by Hugh Bonneville and Dame Maggie Smith, followed the many ups and downs of the Crawley family and their servants.

They all lived together in an Edwardian English country home at the turn of the 20th Century.

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