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Everything to Know About the Downton Abbey Movie — Including Who's In and Who's Out!

The Crawleys are moving on to bigger and better things than their castle — the silver screen!

The acclaimed PBSMasterpiece” series Downton Abbey, which ended its run in 2015, is making a comeback as a big screen adaptation, with production to start this summer.

Welcome back to Downton! We’re thrilled to announce that #DowntonAbbey is coming to the big screen. Film production begins this summer. pic.twitter.com/3scMUmosic

— Downton Abbey (@DowntonAbbey) July 13, 2018

The television series, which won three Golden Globe Awards and 15 Primetime Emmy awards during its six-season run, took place in the 20th century and followed the lives
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‘Game of Thrones’ at Emmys: Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams could turn snubs in 2018 into wins next year

‘Game of Thrones’ at Emmys: Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams could turn snubs in 2018 into wins next year
Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington and Maisie Williams were snubbed in the 2018 Emmy nominations announced last week for their performances in the seventh season of “Game of Thrones.” However, history suggests that they will be nominated next year for the final season. It is a common phenomenon that actors who are overlooked for the penultimate season of a show are cited for the final season.

SEEour slugfest video on the Emmy drama nominations.

Clarke was first nominated in 2013 for the third season, then was nominated in 2015 for the fifth season and 2016 for the sixth season. “Game of Thrones” did not compete in 2017. Harington and Williams only broke through with nominations in 2016 for the sixth season. Clarke and Harington submitted in the leading categories this year, having submitted with Williams in supporting previously.

Game of Thrones” still has four acting nominations this year. Peter Dinklage is the only cast member who has
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Maggie Smith, 83, to Return for Downton Abbey Big Screen Movie Alongside TV Show’s Main Cast

Maggie Smith, 83, to Return for Downton Abbey Big Screen Movie Alongside TV Show’s Main Cast
It’s official! All the beloved stars from Downton Abbey‘s award-winning run will reprise their roles in the upcoming big screen adaptation.

Sources close to the film confirm to People that Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Joanne Froggatt, Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern are all reprising their roles, as well as other favorite faces.

While plot details are still unknown, Brian Percival, who directed the original series’ pilot, will direct the film.

“Since the series ended, fans of Downton have long been waiting for the Crawley family’s next chapter,” commented Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski. “We’re
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Grab a Cup of Tea and Sit Down, Because the Downton Abbey Movie Is Actually Happening

Grab a Cup of Tea and Sit Down, Because the Downton Abbey Movie Is Actually Happening
Waiting for the Downton Abbey movie to finally get made was beginning to feel like waiting for Lady Edith to catch a break - it was never going to happen. The British period drama ended its sixth season in the Us in 2016, and ever since, the production team behind the show has been hinting that a feature film will eventually make its way to screens. Although we've fallen for the same song and dance before, the Downton Abbey movie was officially given the green light back in June 2017 and is filming this Summer, according to Deadline.

Julian Fellowes, who wrote the TV series, penned the screenplay for the movie. He will also produce alongside Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge. The Book Thief's Brian Percival, who actually directed the show's pilot in 2010, is on board as the film's director. As for who you can expect to see from the original cast?
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Grab a Cup of Tea and Sit Down, Because the Downton Abbey Movie Is Actually Happening

Waiting for the Downton Abbey movie to finally get made was beginning to feel like waiting for Lady Edith to catch a break - it was never going to happen. The British period drama ended its sixth season in the Us in 2016, and ever since, the production team behind the show has been hinting that a feature film will eventually make its way to screens. Although we've fallen for the same song and dance before, the Downton Abbey movie was officially given the green light back in June 2017 and is filming this Summer, according to Deadline.

Julian Fellowes, who wrote the TV series, penned the screenplay for the movie. He will also produce alongside Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge. The Book Thief's Brian Percival, who actually directed the show's pilot in 2010, is on board as the film's director. As for who you can expect to see from the original cast?
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Lily James Reveals Why There's 'No Space' for Her in Downton Abbey Movie

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Lily James Reveals Why There's 'No Space' for Her in Downton Abbey Movie
When the Downton Abbey cast returns for the upcoming big screen movie adaption, it will be without one of the series’ beloved stars: Lily James.

The actress, who starred as Lady Rose MacClare on the PBS drama, confirmed to People that she will not appear in the Downton Abbey movie, which has officially been greenlit.

“I’m sadly not, but I’m so excited for it — I’m going to be front row,” James, 29, tells People of not being part of the film.

“I spoke to Laura [Carmichael] not long ago and was texting Michelle [Dockery] about Love Island and it’s going to be really exciting.
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Downton Abbey movie confirmed with original cast returning

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Fans of elegant production design, gorgeous costumes, sharp tongues and stirring drama rejoice, for the acclaimed show Downton Abbey will officially live on as a feature film. The impressive ensemble cast for the show – Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, to name a few – will be returning for the movie from Focus Features and Carnival Films, with show... Read More...
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The 'Downton Abbey' Movie Is Officially Happening With the Show's Original Cast

This is so exciting! On Friday, July 13, the Downton Abbey official Twitter account announced that a movie version of the hit PBS show is finally in the works. "Welcome back to Downton! We’re thrilled to announce that [Downton Abbey] is coming to the big screen. Film production begins this summer," the message read. Actress Joanne Froggatt also took to Twitter to share the happy news. "Delighted to announce we’re getting the band back together!" the 37-year-old — who played lady's maid Anna Bates on the original series — captioned a photo of herself with co-stars Michelle Dockery and Maggie Smith. Welcome back to Downton! We’re thrilled to announce that #DowntonAbbey is coming to the big screen. Film production begins this summer. pic.twitter.com/3scMUmosic— Downton Abbey (@DowntonAbbey) July 13, 2018 Last fall, Downton Abbey Executive Producer Gareth Neame hinted a movie version of the period drama was already in the works during
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It's Official! Downton Abbey's Original Cast to Reunite for Big Screen Movie Adaption

It's Official! Downton Abbey's Original Cast to Reunite for Big Screen Movie Adaption
It’s finally happening!

The long-awaited Downton Abbey movie has officially been greenlit, with production scheduled to start this summer.

And to make matters even sweeter, the original cast is set to return for the big screen adaption, including Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville and more.

While plot details are still unknown, Brian Percival, who directed the original series’ pilot, will direct the film.

“Since the series ended, fans of Downton have long been waiting for the Crawley family’s next chapter,” commented Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski. “We’re thrilled to join this incredible group of filmmakers, actors and craftspeople,
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‘Downton Abbey’ movie finally starts production this summer: From Emmys to Oscars?

‘Downton Abbey’ movie finally starts production this summer: From Emmys to Oscars?
Downton Abbey” will be back but on the big rather than small screen. The long-awaited film version of this Emmy-winning drama series is set to start production this summer and should be finished in time to contend at the 2019 Oscars. It will be released by awards powerhouse Focus Features.

In making the announcement, that studio’s head honcho Peter Kujawski said, “Since the series ended in 2016, fans of ‘Downton’ have long been waiting for the Crawley family’s next chapter. We’re thrilled to join this incredible group of filmmakers, actors and craftspeople, led by Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame, in bringing back the world of ‘Downton’ to the big screen.”

Fellowes, who created the series and wrote every one of the 52 episodes, has long said he will pen the picture but he’s been tight-lipped about potential spoilers. He won an Oscar in 2002 for his original script for “Gosford Park.
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Downton Abbey film confirmed to shoot this summer with series cast returning

Long-awaited movie of Julian Fellowes’ beloved period drama will see original cast reunite

A big-screen transfer for Downton Abbey has been rumoured for almost as long as the show has been on television. But on Friday the movie was confirmed, with creator Julian Fellowes scripting, The Book Thief’s Brian Percival to direct and Universal Studios to distribute.

Related: Downton Abbey movie appears certain as actor confirms Maggie Smith's involvement
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Downton Abbey film confirmed to shoot this summer with series cast returning

Long-awaited movie of Julian Fellowes’ beloved period drama will see original cast reunite

A big-screen transfer for Downton Abbey has been rumoured for almost as long as the show has been on television. But on Friday the movie was confirmed, with creator Julian Fellowes scripting, The Book Thief’s Brian Percival to direct and Universal Studios to distribute.

Related: Downton Abbey movie appears certain as actor confirms Maggie Smith's involvement

Welcome back to Downton! We’re thrilled to announce that #DowntonAbbey is coming to the big screen. Film production begins this summer. pic.twitter.com/3scMUmosic

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‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Gets Go-Ahead, With Series Cast Returning

‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Gets Go-Ahead, With Series Cast Returning
The long-awaited “Downton Abbey” movie is happening. The original main cast from the hit series are returning, and shooting starts in September.

Many of the stars of the series had spoken of their eagerness to return for a big-screen “Downton,” and the producers said Friday the original principal cast are on board the movie. As such, the likes of Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith, and Hugh Bonneville will feature.

The film will be a Carnival Films production, with Focus Features and Universal Pictures International distributing. Julian Fellowes, who created the period drama, has written the screenplay and will produce the feature. Brian Percival (“The Book Thief”), who directed the original series’ pilot, will direct the film.

Gareth Neame, Carnival’s executive chairman, will also produce. He said: “When the television series drew to a close it was our dream to bring the millions of global fans a movie and now, after getting many stars aligned,
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‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Confirmed: Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, and More Reuniting to Begin Production This Summer

‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Confirmed: Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, and More Reuniting to Begin Production This Summer
Downton Abbey” is officially heading to the big screen. Series creator Julian Fellowes and pilot director Brian Percival are set to kick off production on the “Downton Abbey” feature film this summer with the original principal cast returning to their roles, including Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith, and Hugh Bonneville. Carnival Films and Focus Features are partnering on the production.

Fellowes and several actors have been vocal about wanting to do a “Downton Abbey” feature film. The show ran for six seasons and 52 episodes between 2010 and 2015, becoming one of the most popular British series in America. With fifteen Emmy wins and 69 total nominations, “Downton Abbey” is the most nominated international show in the history of the Emmys.

“Since the series ended, fans of ‘Downton’ have long been waiting for the Crawley family’s next chapter,” Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski said. “We’re thrilled to join this incredible group of filmmakers,
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‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Gets Greenlight; Original Cast Returns For Summer Start

Exclusive: It’s official, the Downton Abbey movie is a go. Focus Features has set production with Carnival Films to begin this summer for a return to all things Crawley. The original principal cast, including Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville and more, are set to reprise their upstairs/downstairs roles with Focus and Universal Pictures International distributing. Creator Julian Fellowes has written the film’s screenplay and will produce alongside Gareth…
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‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Gets Greenlight; Original Cast Returns For Summer Start

Exclusive: It’s official, the Downton Abbey movie is a go. Focus Features has set production with Carnival Films to begin this summer for a return to all things Crawley. The original principal cast, including Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville and more, are set to reprise their upstairs/downstairs roles with Focus and Universal Pictures International distributing. Creator Julian Fellowes has written the film’s screenplay and will produce alongside Gareth…
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Who’s your favorite Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of 1970s: Meryl Streep, Maggie Smith, Tatum O’Neal … ? [Poll]

Who’s your favorite Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of 1970s: Meryl Streep, Maggie Smith, Tatum O’Neal … ? [Poll]
Much like the Best Actress category, the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in the 1970s went to some true living legends. This decade included the youngest acting winner in history, the shortest performance to win an Oscar in history, and the start for a woman who would go on to become the all-time nomination leader. So which Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of the 1970s is your favorite? Look back on each and vote in our poll below.

Helen Hayes, “Airport” (1970)— Hayes won her second Oscar thanks to her role in “Airport” as Ada Quonsett, an older woman who makes a habit of being a stowaway on airplanes. She previously won an Oscar in Best Actress for “The Sin of Madelon Claudet” (1931). Hayes became the first woman to “Egot,” winning the grand slam of major awards: the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

SEEJessica Lange (‘Tootsie’) named top Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of 1980s,
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Long live the Emmy queen! Lena Headey (‘Game of Thrones’) will finally be crowned, according to a couple of our elite users

Long live the Emmy queen! Lena Headey (‘Game of Thrones’) will finally be crowned, according to a couple of our elite users
On “Game of Thrones” Cersei Lannister has manipulated, conspired, and killed her way to the Iron Throne over the course of seven seasons. But the presumably less murderous actress who plays her, Lena Headey, still hasn’t been crowned at the Emmys despite three previous nominations for Best Drama Supporting Actress (2014-2016). However, a couple of our elite users think she’s the one to beat this year.

When you combine the predictions of the thousands of Gold Derby users who have entered their picks thus far Headey ranks fourth with 6/1 odds, while another imperious woman maintains the lead, defending champ Ann Dowd (“The Handmaid’s Tale”). But two of our All-Star Top 24 Users, Trevor and Perfectly Weird, think Headey has the edge.

Their predictions carry more weight than the average user when calculating our odds because the All-Star Top 24 got the highest predictions scores when you combine the last two years’ Emmy nominations.
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J.K. Simmons (‘Counterpart’): Emmy voters love to honor two performances for the price of one

J.K. Simmons (‘Counterpart’): Emmy voters love to honor two performances for the price of one
Emmy voters know a good bargain when they see one, so they’re often eager to reward two performances for the price of one. Sally Field (“Sybil”) and Toni Collette (“United States of Tara”) won for playing multiple personalities. And Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”) prevailed as a combo platter of identical clones. Now Emmy voters could give the nod to J.K. Simmons for playing two versions of the same man in the Starz sci-fi thriller “Counterpart.”

The series premiered in December 2017 and stars Simmons as Howard Silk, a United Nations bureaucrat in Berlin who works for an agency whose purpose he doesn’t quite understand. It turns out his agency oversees a gateway to a parallel world with another version of Howard who crosses between worlds on dangerous field missions.

Now Simmons is an Emmy contender for Best Drama Actor for his performance. He has never been nominated for an
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‘Scandal’s’ final season (*sniff*) submits 9 actors on Emmy ballot including Kerry Washington and Viola Davis

ABC’s Emmy-winning series “Scandal” may have left the airwaves, but it still has one last chance to add more trophies to its mantel. Shonda Rhimes‘ White House drama previously took home back-to-back Emmys for Best Drama Guest Actor — Dan Bucatinsky in 2013 and Joe Morton in 2014 — in addition to earning Best Drama Actress bids for series star Kerry Washington (2013-14). Washington is back in contention for the final time as White House fixer Olivia Pope and she’s joined by eight others on the 2018 Emmy ballot, including guest star Viola Davis, who crossed over from “How to Get Away with Murder” in one of the TV season’s most memorable twists.

Seeabc Studios’ 2018 Emmy Fyc mailer highlights 19 shows including ‘Black-ish,’ ‘The Good Doctor,’ ‘Htgawm’/’Scandal’ crossover

As law professor Annalise Keating on “How to Get Away with Murder,” Davis made history in 2015 by being the first black woman to win Best Drama Actress.
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