Downton Abbey 'could become a movie'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 March 2015
Lily James

'Downton' star Lily James

ITV period drama 'Downton Abbey' could be turned into a movie, according to executive producer Gareth Neame

'Downton Abbey' could be turned into a movie.

The popular ITV period drama is set to conclude at the end of the next season, but Gareth Neame - the executive producer of 'Downton' - has revealed plans are currently being considered to make a feature film based on the hit TV show.

He said: "I can confirm that there have been rumours that there might be a Downton movie.

"Our position on that is that would be very interested. It is definitely something that we're contemplating.

"It would be great fun to do. I think it would be a wonderful extension of everything people love about the TV show. But I can't confirm that it's definitely going to happen. It would take a lot of planning and thinking about. We shall see."

What's more, he also refused to rule out a spin-off of the original show, which starred Hugh Bonneville and Dame Maggie Smith.

He said: "There has again been endless speculation about this.

"There are no definite plans for a spin-off. [But] again, I can't rule this out."

The award-winning show helped launch the career of 'Cinderella' star Lily James and counts the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge among its celebrity fans.

Downton Abbey

  • 4 stars
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 2h 2min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Engler
  • Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith
  • UK release: 13 September 2019

A big screen outing for Downton Abbey and its inhabitants. Directed by Michael Engler.

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