The Downton Abbey film script has been written!
The Downton Abbey film script has apparently been written.
The last ever television episode of the popular period drama aired last Christmas, but series creator Julian Fellowes and cast members have always claimed to be open to the idea of a film sequel.
Joanne Froggatt, who portrayed housemaid Anna Bates, has now revealed she has heard rumours the script for the new film is written.
Speaking on This Morning yesterday (Thursday), she said: “We’ve all heard this rumour – the cast – that the script has been written.
“There’s a hard copy somewhere but none of us have seen it or know what’s in it. So we’ll all keep out fingers crossed that it all comes together. We’re all willing it to happen. I’d absolutely jump at the chance to star in it if I’m asked. I’ll squeeze it in.”
Meanwhile, Julian Fellowes has said he hopes there will be a Downton Abbey film and “it’s not me slowing things down”.
He suggested that the busy schedules of the show’s acclaimed cast may be the reason for the lack of confirmation on the project going forward.
Fellowes said: “Let’s just say it’s not me slowing things down. The difficulty is rounding up the actors. One is in America making a new series, another is in a play … My lips are sealed!
“It’s very unlikely there won’t be a film because there is an audience out there for it. I do hope there is going to be a Downton Abbey film. It’s going to be fun once everything is sorted but we just need to restructure it.”
We’ll keep you updated as we know more.