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Downton Abbey trivia: 55 amazing facts about the motion picture event!

Downton Abbey is the sequel movie of the famous TV series. It takes place 5 years after the end of the series.

And we cannot wait to see our favourite characters for the last time. So let’s dive into some trivia and facts about this TV show!

  1. Downton Abbey is a 2019 British historical period drama film
  2. It is written by Julian Fellowes
  3. And directed by Michael Engler
  4. It is a continuation of the television series of the same name
  5. The series was created by Fellowes
  6. It ran on ITV from 2010 to 2015
  7. Much of the original cast returns
  8. Including Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, and Penelope Wilton
  9. It was revealed in late 2018 that Lily James, who played Lady Rose MacClare in the TV series, and Samantha Bond, who played Lady Rosamund Painswick in the show, would not be returning
  10. The film is set in 1927
  11. And features a royal visit to Downton Abbey by King George V and Queen Mary themselves
  12. It is scheduled to be theatrically released on 13 September 2019 in the United Kingdom
  13. The film, set in autumn 1927 and is a follow-up to the television series of the same name, which ended its original run in December 2015, after 52 episodes
  14. With its final episode set at New Year’s Eve, 1925
  15. In April 2016, it was revealed that a film adaptation was being considered
  16. With Julian Fellowes working on an outline plot
  17. A script was distributed to original cast members early in 2017
  18. On 13 July 2018, the producers confirmed that a feature-length film would be made
  19. With production commencing mid-2018
  20. The script was written by Fellowes
  21. With direction expected to be by Brian Percival
  22. Producers include Fellowes, Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge
  23. The film will be distributed by Focus Features and Universal Pictures International
  24. In late August 2018, it was reported that Percival had stepped down as director and Michael Engler took on this job
  25. Percival, in addition to Nigel Marchant, would be an executive producer
  26. Original cast members including Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael and Maggie Smith, were confirmed to return as their characters from the series
  27. With Joanne Froggatt confirming her involvement in a separate announcement.
  28. Actress Lily James, who played Lady Rose MacClare, stated she would not be reprising her role for the film
  29. As did Ed Speleers who played footman James Kent
  30. An August 2018 announcement indicated that newcomers Imelda Staunton, Geraldine James, Tuppence Middleton, Simon Jones, David Haig, Kate Phillips, and Stephen Campbell Moore would be among the cast of the film
  31. The producers told the news media that Simon Jones and Geraldine James play the King and Queen, respectively
  32. While David Haig appears as the King’s butler
  33. In September 2018, it was confirmed that Matthew Goode, who played Lady Mary’s husband Henry Talbot in the final series, appears only briefly due to other commitments
  34. While Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Kevin Doyle, Harry Hadden-Paton, Rob James-Collier, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Sophie McShera, Lesley Nicol and Penelope Wilton were confirmed to be reprising their respective roles
  35. With Max Brown joining in a new, undisclosed role
  36. Principal photography started in London in late August 2018
  37. By 20 September, some filming was under way at Highclere Castle, Hampshire
  38. Which had been the main location for the television series
  39. Also in September, filming was under way in Lacock, Wiltshire
  40. With Dame Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern and Michelle Dockery as well as two new cast members, Imelda Staunton (wife of Jim Carter) and Geraldine James
  41. Scenes shot in Lacock included a celebration with horses from the Royal Artillery
  42. Filming concluded in November 2018
  43. The film is scheduled to be released in Australia on 12 September 2019
  44. In the United Kingdom on 13 September 2019
  45. And in the United States on 20 September 2019
  46. It premiered at Leicester Square on 9 September 2019
  47. In the United States and Canada, Downton Abbey will be released alongside Rambo: Last Blood and Ad Astra
  48. And is projected to gross $15- 16 million in its opening weekend
  49. Several weeks before its release, Fandango announced the film’s first day advanced ticket sales in the U.S. were pacing ahead of other adult dramas
  50. Including Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again ($35 million debut in 2018) and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood ($41.1 million in 2019)
  51. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 84%
  52. Based on 19 reviews
  53. With an average rating of 6.54/10
  54. Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 59 out of 100, based on 11 critics
  55. Indicating “mixed or average reviews”


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