A new chapter? Downton Abbey producer hints at movie sequel

Oct 07, 2019
The Downton Abbey movie producer has claimed there could be a second movie on the cards following such a successful movie.

Downton Abbey fans are on their edge of their seats in anticipation after it was revealed there could be another movie in the pipeline.

Just weeks after it hit the big screen, the film’s producer Gareth Neame has hinted at a sequel to the loved movie, featuring the iconic ensemble of talented stars. Speaking at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, Neame explained with so much support for the movie so far, a second may go ahead.

“We said before it came out that if the fans enjoy it and people come and see it, then maybe there could be another one,” he said according to The Telegraph. “And I’m pleased to say it’s doing really well.”

Reaching number one in the United Kingdom,  Ireland and the United States of America already, the producer said its success is very clear. But what exactly will happen the supposed sequel is yet to be revealed with Neame explaining the story line could take an unexpected twist.

“Well, we’ll see,” he explained when asked what will happen if a second goes ahead. “There is a big matter at the end of the film that takes us in a slightly different direction.”

It has been an exciting few weeks for the Downton cast since the release of the movie with the likes of Phyllis Logan, Laura Carmichael, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Sophie McShera and Hugh Bonneville all joining forces in elaborate and stunning ensembles on the red carpet last month.

Phyllis Logan led the red carpet glamour in a striking power suit for the world premiere of the highly-anticipated film. Source: Getty

Logan, who plays Mrs Hughes on the popular television series, led the red carpet glamour in a striking power suit. Completely unrecognisable from her on screen character, the 63-year-old styled her newly blonde locks in soft waves and dressed up in a a pair of wide leg black trousers and a matching blazer paired with a white crisp blouse.

Proving simple is stylish, Logan added to the glamour with a standout silver brooch, dangling earrings and a couple of silver rings. Meanwhile, she opted for strappy black heels for the occasion and added a pop of colour with a pink lip.

Michelle Dockery went all out for the premier on Monday night in a stunning gold gown. Source: Getty

She was joined by her co-star Dockery, who went all out for the premiere in a sparkling gold floor-length gown. The 37-year-old actress, famed for her portrayal of Lady Mary Crawley on screen, looked incredible in the one shoulder number, which she teamed with gold hoops, while she wore her luscious brunette locks out for the occasion.

Sophie McShera stepped out in a gorgeous fitted gown for the occasion. Source: Getty

Meanwhile, McShera, who plays assistant cook Daisy Mason on Downton Abbey, stepped out in a gorgeous fitted black gown which featured pink ruffled detailing – a far cry from her brown uniform and apron. Keeping it simple yet stylish, McShera did away with her character’s bun and wore her hair styled in loose waves.

Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael and Allen Leech pictured at the world premiere. Source: Getty

Other cast members who also stole the show early on, included McGovern, who made a statement in a beautiful pink fitted gown, and Carmichael, who is known for portraying Lady Edith Crawley, who sported a lovely black dress, which featured a saucy thigh split. Doing away with the curled up-do of her on-screen character, the 33-year-old chose to wear her hair down with a few slight waves, while she added a pop of colour to the look with a pink lip and swipe of blush to her cheeks.

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