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"Downton Abbey" movie

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Re: "Downton Abbey" movie

Post by Writer by Trade » Mon December 16th, 2019, 5:10 am

As a longtime fan of the series who never missed an episode, I thought the movie was very well done. It's hard to revisit a series and tell a movie-length story that recaptures the original (if you saw the HBO Deadwood movie, you'll see the exact opposite -- a leaden revisit that's barely a shadow of the fine series). Kudos to Julian Fellowes for another crackling script with the usual suburb casting, costumes and sets. It only could have been better if they'd lured back O'Brien, that delicious villainess.

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Re: "Downton Abbey" movie

Post by princess garnet » Tue April 20th, 2021, 2:02 am

It's official: "Downton Abbey" 2 currently in production for Christmas release!
https://ew.com/movies/downton-abbey-2-m ... -premiere/
Actors Jim Carter and Hugh Bonneville previously have talked about seeing and reading the script for the new movie.

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Re: "Downton Abbey" movie

Post by Madeleine » Tue April 20th, 2021, 8:12 am

Yep, delayed by you know what but started filming last week.
Currently reading: The Dead of Winter by Nicola Upson

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Re: "Downton Abbey" movie

Post by princess garnet » Thu November 11th, 2021, 3:02 am

The first teaser trailer has dropped:
https://tellyvisions.org/2021/11/10/dow ... st-trailer
And a few stills from the sequel.
Enjoy!

The official movie companion book Downton Abbey: A New Era will release March 2022.

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Re: "Downton Abbey" movie

Post by princess garnet » Mon November 15th, 2021, 10:25 pm

The extended trailer has dropped:
https://tellyvisions.org/2021/11/15/dow ... -new-twist
The official poster is included. I paused the video here and there to see faces more clearly.

In 6th and final season, Violet went to southern France, needing space from the row about her place on the board for the local hospital. Wonder if the villa is where she spent time while there!

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Re: "Downton Abbey" movie

Post by princess garnet » Sat December 4th, 2021, 3:23 am

This made my day: "Masterpiece" announced the 1st "Downton Abbey" movie will broadcast on PBS stations on Christmas night:
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/sp ... bey-movie/
Check your local PBS station listings!

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