Our first look at what's in store for the Crawley family and their servants on the big screen
Details about the upcoming Downton Abbey movie have been thin on the ground ... until now. A trailer for the upcoming big-screen adaptation of the beloved British period drama has just been released, and you can watch it below.
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Set in 1927, a couple of years after the end of the TV series, the film will focus on possibly the most exciting thing ever to happen at Downton Abbey - King George V (Simon Jones) and Queen Mary (Geraldine James) are set to visit the home of the Crawley family.
Besides the royal guests, most of the characters from the series will appear in the movie. And while some things have changed - Edith (Laura Carmichael) leads a very modern life without staff, Daisy (Sophie McShera) has a new hairstyle, the Crawley kids are growing up and Thomas (Rob James-Collier) gets a kiss - others haven't. Violet (Maggie Smith) and Isobel (Penelope Wilton) still snipe at each others, Mary (Michelle Dockery) still turns to Carson (Jim Carter) in times of need and Mrs Patmore (Lesley Nicol) still complains about all the meals she has to prepare.
Also returning for the movie are most of the main cast of the TV series, which ran for six seasons between 2010 and 2015. That includes Hugh Bonneville, Brendan Coyle, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Matthew Goode, Harry Hadden-Paton, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan and Elizabeth McGovern.
Joining them are new cast members Imelda Staunton, Max Brown (The Royals), David Haig (Killing Eve), Tuppence Middleton (Sense 8), Stephen Campbell Moore (Goodbye Christopher Robin), Kate Phillips (PeakyBlinders).
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