Tue, 14 Aug, 2018
The cast of Downton Abbey reunited!
The cast of Downton Abbey held a small reunion in the wake of the news that the Downton Abbey movie is officially moving ahead.
Former stars Dan Stevens, Michelle Dockery and Allen Leeche caught up in Los Angeles to see each other before the highly anticipated project begins.
Michelle, who played Lady Mary Crawley on the series, shared a black and white photo with her co-stars, captioning the photo: “Dorks”.
Dan, who played the late Matthew Crawley, joked about his character returning for the feature film, writing: “Should Matthew have a moustache for the #DowntonAbbeyMovie?"
Allen, who plays Tom Branson, also shared a happy selfie with Michelle.
"Look who's in LA! The Dockmiester General. Soon to be my sister-in-law again," he wrote on Instagram.
The popular series, which aired for six seasons from 2010, follows the life of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th century.
The film was officially given the green light in July and is being produced by Focus Features and Carnival Films.
It is expected to premiere in 2019 and many cast members are set to reprise their roles.
The actors who have been confirmed for the film include Maggie Smith (Dowager Countess Violet Crawley), Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary Crawley), Hugh Bonneville (Robert Crawley), Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith Crawley), Joanne Froggatt (Anna Bates) and Elizabeth McGovern (Cora Crawley).
However, actress Lily James has confirmed her character Lady Rose MacClaire won’t be returning for the film.
"My character Rose moved off to New York, so it would be far-fetched to bring her back," Lily told People.
"I would have loved to have come back for a scene, but for a movie it can't be like a Christmas special and it needs to be a focused storyline. There was no space for Rose."
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