Off to the local Odeon today, courtesy of a certain Meerkat, to see Downton Abbey – A New Era.
As Downton fans will already know, this is the follow-up to the first big-screen Downton outing in 2019 where the Crawley family and Downton staff received a royal visit from the King and Queen. Back then, I gave the original movie a (pretty-much unheard of) FIVE star review, so it’ll be interesting to see if this one lives up to its predecessor!
All the regulars are back including:-
- Michelle Dockery
- Elizabeth McGovern
- Jim Carter
- Brendan Coyle
- Kevin Doyle
- Joanne Froggatt
- Robert James-Collier
- Phyllis Logan
- Sophie McShera
- Tuppence Middleton
- Lesley Nicol
- Imelda Staunton
- Penelope Wilton
…with a few new faces:-
Details are thin on the ground, but from what I’ve read, it’s pretty much a direct follow-on timescale-wise, where the nation’s favourite acid-tongued and ‘Queen of sarcasm’, Lady Violet Crawley inherits a villa in the south of France. Cue, the mass exodus of many of the ‘upstairs’ and ‘downstairs’ staff for the next hovercraft to Calais, and then onwards to Nice! Meanwhile, back at the Abbey, the remaining staff have to cope with a film crew who have taken over the place filming a silent movie, threatened with the coming of the Talkies’. We also see a popular character from the Crawley family getting married whilst others get what they deserve – and one doesn’t! 🤔
Director: Simon Curtis
Writer: Julian Fellowes
Directors: Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge
Music: John Lunn
Cinematography: Andrew Dunn
Editing: Adam Recht
Costume Design: Anna Robbins and Maja Meschede
Full list HERE
Runtime: 2 hours 5 minutes
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