Hopes of Downton Abbey movie dashed

Julian Fellowes has admitted he is unlikely to make 'Downton Abbey' into a movie as he hasn't received any "serious" offers yet

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Julian Fellowes

Julian Fellowes

Julian Fellowes hasn't received any "serious" offers to make 'Downton Abbey' into a movie.

The hit ITV drama is ending this year after its sixth series and the show's creator has revealed it is currently unlikely there will be a spin-off movie.

He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "[I haven't seen a] serious proposal. It may be they don't want to make one.

"There is a time when you have to get the movie out. If the series ending is the ending, there's nothing wrong with that. It's good to go when some people will still be sorry."

Meanwhile, the 65-year-old screenwriter previously revealed he has already come up with an idea for a film, despite no plans being in place.

He said at the time: "I think I know what the spine of a story for a film would be. I think it would be fun, in a sense, because we'd be making it on a film budget.

"At the moment there isn't but you never know. Or a stage show or anything else. So I think to have them all killed in a bus [in the finale] would be a mistake.

"I think we bring various things to a conclusion and anything unresolved is unresolved. I'm open to the idea of a movie but I'm not anxious to do it. In my experience, and naming no names, the movie of the series is often a disappointment."

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