Downton Abbey - the continuation of the history of the aristocratic Crowley family

The continuation of the popular series, which has won millions of hearts of viewers around the world and made all critics of the planet discuss themselves, will nevertheless be, but in a new format - the release date for the film "Downton Abbey" (2019) is set in Russia, the actors and plot are known, and The trailer has already been released. The project will continue to talk about the intrigues of the Crowley family.

Rating of expectations of the premiere (KinoPoisk) - 99%.


Downton abbey

United Kingdom

Genre: drama

Producer: Michael Engler

World Premiere: October 31, 2019

Release in Russia: November 21, 2019

Cast: Matthew Goode, Elizabeth McGovern, Tuppence Middleton, Maggie Smith, Allen Leach, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt, Robert James Collier, Imelda Staunton and others.

This is the story of the ups and downs of members of the aristocratic English family of Crowley, as well as their servants, who all live together in the old Downton estate. Their whole life changes overnight due to fatal intrigues, as well as events of the early 20th century.


The sixth season of the original series ended with Edith and Bertie getting married, and Anna giving birth to a son. Thomas becomes the new Downton butler, and Violet and Cora finally make peace.

The film was a continuation of the series of the same name. The main events shown on the screen will be the arrival of King George V and his wife Maria at the Crowley family home, as well as preparations for this visit, which Mary took control of. All this will happen in 1927. According to the producers, the script of the picture turned out to be very successful and causes a thrill.

Director and shooting

The director of the full-length project was Michael Engler (Deadwood, Sex and the City, Bad Glory, Brooklyn 9-9, Guest Book), who had previously worked on the original series. The script was written by Julian Fellows (Two Brothers, Young Victoria, Gosford Park, Aristocrats, Champion Abduction). The producers were:

  • Gareth Nimes ("The Empty Crown", "Hotel Babylon", "Virtuosos", "Jamestown");
  • Liz Trubridge ("From Time to Time", "The Last Kingdom", "Steel Star");
  • Nigel Merchant (The Last Kingdom, Dracula, Jamestown).

Mark Day was responsible for the installation (“Boyfriend from the Future”, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”, “From the Car”, “The Big Game”, “Fantastic Beasts and Where They Live”).

The main filming process started on August 31, 2018 in London. By September 20, the filming location was relocated to Hykler Castle, Hampshire. Also in September in Lacock, Wiltshire, filming took place with the participation of actresses Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern and Michelle Dockery and two new actors - Imelda Staunton and Geraldine James. Filming ended in November 2018.

Actors and roles

The following actors starred in this drama:

  • Matthew Goode as Henry Talbot (Lone Man, Match Point, Simulation Games, Crown, Roots, Witch Revelation);
  • Elizabeth McGovern as Cora Crowley (Once Upon a Time in America, Buffalo Soldiers, Crypt Tales, Poirot, Woman in Gold);
  • Tuppence Middleton as Lucy (War and Peace, Eighth Sense, Trans, Simulation Game, Sirens, Current War);
  • Maggie Smith as Violet Crowley (Jane Austen, California Hotel, The Mysterious Garden, Miss Gene Brody's Blossom, Lady in the Van, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Murder on the Orient Express) ;
  • Allen Leach in the role of Tom Branson (“The Imitation Game”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Rome”, “Black Mirror”, “Tudors”, “Dogs Time”);
  • Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith Crowley (“Spy, Get Out!”, “Madame Bovary,” “Not Nothing, Not Dust,” “Marchella,” “The Spanish Princess”);
  • Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crowley (Forgotten by God, Air Marshal, Empty Crown, Good Behavior);
  • Joanne Froggatt in the role of Anna Bates ("Life on Mars", "Stopped Life", "Dirt", "True Love", "Robin Hood");
  • Robert James-Collier as Thomas Barrow ("City Legends", "Death in Paradise", "Shameless", "Christmas Star", "Ritual");
  • Imelda Staunton as Lady Bagshaw (Freedom Writers, My Family and Other Beasts, Pride, Vera Drake, Maleficent, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?).

Interesting Facts

Did you know that:

  • Screenwriter Julian Fellows talks about the touching moment of reuniting the caste: “I think they became more than just colleagues, they became great friends because I saw their first meeting after a long separation. It was like meeting young children who missed each other at school after a friend after a long summer vacation ";
  • Imelda Staunton (Lady Bagshaw) - The Real Wife of Jim Carter (Mr. Carson);
  • The film was shot in a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.39: 1, in contrast to the series shot in 16: 9 format.

Since the original series ended, fans have been eagerly awaiting the sequel. Already, fans are gleefully watching the trailer for the film “Downton Abbey” (2019), the release date in Russia, whose actors and plot are known, anticipating an early premiere and a meeting with the already beloved actors and their characters.

Watch the video: Creator Julian Fellowes on the Eagerly Anticipated Downton Abbey Movie. Good Morning Britain (December 2019).