Downton Abbey fans could not believe their luck when a film was announced. Despite the show coming to an end, the beloved Crawley family are set to hit the big screen for a final foray. Here is everything we know at Express.co.uk
When does Downton Abbey come out in cinemas?
Downton Abbey will arrive in UK cinemas on Friday, September 13.
This means it’s just over a week before Earl and Countess of Grantham will sweep across our screens in debonair fashion.
The US release will follow on a week later on September 20, and it is expected to make around $15-16million in its opening weekend in these territories.
Who is in the cast of Downton Abbey?
Many of our beloved cast are returning, including Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern as the Earl and Countess of Grantham, while Maggie Smith is back as the Dowager.
Their children, Mary and Edith Crawley, are back with Michelle Dockery and Laura Carmichael portraying them, while Isobel, mother of the late Matthew, is also back.
Mary and Edith’s husbands Henry Talbot and Bertie Pelham, played by Matthew Goode and Harry Hadden-Paton, are also back, as well as the beloved former driver Tom Branson, played by Allen Leech.
Downstairs, many of the servants are back, including Jim Carter as Carson, Phillis Logan as Mrs Hughes, now Carson, and Brendan Coyle and Joanne Froggatt as John and Anna Bates.
Valets Andy and Molseley are back, along with Thomas, Daisy and Mrs Patmore, all played by the original stars Michael C Fox, Kevin Doyle, Rob James-Collier, Sophie McShera and Lesley Nicol.
Along with the returning cast, all of whom fans will remember, there are new stars joining the Crawleys.
Geraldine James and Simon Jones will play Queen Mary and King George V, while David Haig will be their royal butler.
Tuppence Middleton will play Lucy Smith, Stephen Campbell Moore is set for the role of Captain Chetwode and Kate Phillips will play Princess Mary.
But one of the more anticipated new stars is Imelda Staunton, real life partner of Caron’s Jim Carter, who will play Lady Maud Bagshaw.
Behind the screen, series creator Julian Fellowes will act as producer of the film, as well as having written the script.
What is the plot of Downton Abbey?
In the film, in 1927, King George V and Queen Mary visit Downton Abbey, which causes a huge stir among the group.
Is there a trailer?
There are a few trailers knocking around for this film, showing the family frantically trying to prepare for their visit.
But as well as this, we see love in the air for a few of the characters, as well as Carson’s triumphant return to Downton after his retirement in the series.
Downton Abbey comes to cinemas on September 13