Julian Fellowes teases Downton Abbey movie

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 March 2016
Julian Fellowes

Julian Fellowes

Julian Fellowes teased a film adaptation of the award winning 'Downton Abbey' could be on the cards in the future, as well as a musical

Julian Fellowes says a 'Downton Abbey' movie is a "real possibility".

The creator, writer and executive producer of ITV's award-winning period drama has dropped the biggest hint yet that the Crawley family could be heading to the big screen, and admitted a musical remake may even "pop up" in the future.

The 66-year-old screenwriter said: "The movie I think is a real possibility. I believe in the movie.

"I think there is a real chance of a movie, which I would enjoy because it would give us an opportunity to deal with things in a slightly different way.

"We could have a crowd that is really a crowd, a full ballroom that is really full and so that I think would be fun.

"But, they obviously have to get their ducks in a row and we would have to have a certain number of the cast or it wouldn't merely be feasible and that's not my job, I don't do any of that bit."

But Julian confirmed the show will never be returning to the small screen.

Speaking on ITV's 'This Morning', he added: "As for the musical, the play, we will probably see it pop up in one form or another. Television is done and that won't be revisited."

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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