To say I’m a very unexpected convert to Downton Abbey is still a surprise to me but, I love it! After recently watching the entire series from start to finish for the first time, and the excellent 2019 film, I’m very much looking forward to Downton Abbey: A New Era next week, and it looks like the budget is high!
With the original, principal cast returning for the second film, in addition to newcomers Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye, Dominic West, and Jonathan Zaccaï, the trailer is sweeping us off to the sunshine and the past lives of Lady Violet (Maggie Smith)! As always, it looks like a lot of Downton fun, watch now:
The screenplay is written by Downton creator and Academy-Award winner Julian Fellowes, with Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning Gareth Neame and Emmy Award-winning Liz Trubridge producing with Fellowes. BAFTA and Emmy nominated Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn) is directing, and we cannot wait to see the return of Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Harry Hadden-Paton, Robert James-Collier, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Lesley Nicol, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, and Penelope Wilton.