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Bring a Baby: Downton Abbey

Michael Engler

Love it or loathe it, there’s no denying that the phenomenon that is Downton Abbey has become part of our collective British conscience. The trials and tribulations of the Grantham family and their staff have become a staple part of Sunday night viewing for so many of us that it was inevitable it would eventually make it onto the big screen!

"All of the original cast will be returning for the big-screen outing..."

With a screenplay by series creator Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park) and directed by Michael Engler, Downton Abbey reunites our favourite cast of characters as well as introducing some new, potentially very posh ones as the family prepares for a very important Royal visit. All of the original cast will be returning for the big-screen outing, including Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Talbot (née Crawley), Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith Crawley, Joanne Froggatt as Anna Bates, Hugh Bonneville as Robert Crawley, Elizabeth McGovern as Cora Crawley and of course Dame Maggie Smith as Dowager Countess of Grantham.

Not much is yet known about the plot details, although Hugh Bonneville, who plays Earl of Grantham has revealed “It’s got the highs and lows, zingers and pathos, and skullduggery and big laughs – all the flavours that made the show so enjoyable.” We can’t wait; bring on the tea and crumpets!