Second Downton film begins production
The original principal cast returns, joined this time around by Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye and Dominic West.
Liz Trubridge produces alongside Gareth Neame and Fellowes.
The first film, set in 1927 and depicting a Royal visit to the Crawley family home, was released in 2019 and grossed nearly $200m worldwide. The hugely successful ITV series ran from 2010-2015.
Neame, chairman of makers Carnival Films said, “After a very challenging year with so many of us separated from family and friends, it is a huge comfort to think that better times are ahead and that next Christmas we will be re-united with the much beloved characters of Downton Abbey.”
Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski said, “There’s no place like home for the holidays, and we can’t imagine a better gift than getting to reunite with Julian, Gareth, and the entire Downton family in 2021 to bring the Crawley’s back home for their fans.”
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