Downtown Abbey movie release date set for 2019
Fans of Downton Abbey rejoice. The beloved series will continue its story as the Downton Abbey movie will arrive in theaters internationally on September 13, and in the US on September 20.
“Since the series ended, fans of Downton have long been waiting for the Crawley family’s next chapter. We’re thrilled to join this incredible group of filmmakers, actors and craftspeople, led by Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame, in bringing back the world of Downton to the big screen next September,” said Focus chairman Peter Kujawski.
The critically acclaimed show’s main cast are set to return for the feature including award-winning actress Dame Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery and Elizabeth McGovern. In addition to the original cast, Oscar nominee Imelda Staunton (Maleficent, Doctor Who), Geraldine James (Sherlock Holmes), David Haig (Killing Eve), Tuppence Middleton (Sense8), Simon Jones, Kate Phillips and Stephen Campbell Moore are all set to appear in the film. Matthew Goode who played the role of Henry Talbot will have a brief appearance.
Also returning from the series is its creator Academy-Award winner Julian Fellowes who wrote the film’s screenplay and will produce alongside Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge. Brian Percival (The Book Thief, About a Girl), who directed the series’ pilot, will direct the film. Nigel Marchant will also return to executive produce.
The television series Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country home. Over its 6 seasons, the series garnered 3 Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, a Special BAFTA award and 69 Emmy nominations in total, making Downton Abbey the most nominated non-US television show in the history of the Emmys – even earning a Guinness World Record for the highest critically rated TV show along the way.