Downton Abbey

The Downton Abbey movie looks like it’s shooting this year

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It’s long been accepted that it’s a case of when rather than if a Downton Abbey movie would be made. The show’s creator and writer, Julian Fellowes, has been said to be working on a script for some time. And it finally looks as if 2018 will be the year that the project comes together.

Chatting to the Mail on Sunday, Phyllis Logan – who plays Mrs Hughes in the show – has given a fresh hint that things are moving.

“Everyone’s been asked what’s going on between this date and that date. So we just hope that all the elements – because there are so many – come together”, she said.

“To have a last hurrah with all the characters, going back to the castle and seeing all the old muckers will be fantastic. I’m certainly up for it…. there’s a potential script coming our way, slightly rewritten”.

The show has been off air since 2015, and the smart money now seems to be on a movie hitting at some point in 2019.

Mail On Sunday.