Filming imminent on Downton Abbey feature

Filming begins in the UK next week on the much-anticipated feature adaptation of TV series Downton Abbey. 

Filming begins in the UK next week on the much-anticipated feature adaptation of TV series Downton Abbey.

Carnival Films’ period drama was a ratings hit and ran for six successful seasons in the UK. It went on to sell to countries around the world including the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

During its run from 2010 to 2015 the series showcased many UK locations, including Highclere Castle in Hampshire, which stood in for the eponymous seat of the fictional Crawley family at the turn of the 20th century, headed by the Earl and Countess of Grantham.

Downton Abbey won 15 Primetime Emmys and 69 Emmy nominations in total, making it the most-nominated non-American television production in the history of the awards.

The feature will see the return of many of the series regulars including Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern and Maggie Smith, who are joined by a supporting cast including Imelda Staunton, Geraldine James and David Haig.

Brian Percival directs from Julian Fellowes’ screenplay; the latter also produces alongside Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge.

Filming imminent on Downton Abbey feature
Maggie SMith

Photo via Getty Images Ent/Ian Gavan.

Filming imminent on Downton Abbey feature
Maggie SMith

Filming begins in the UK next week on the much-anticipated feature adaptation of TV series Downton Abbey.

Carnival Films’ period drama was a ratings hit and ran for six successful seasons in the UK. It went on to sell to countries around the world including the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

During its run from 2010 to 2015 the series showcased many UK locations, including Highclere Castle in Hampshire, which stood in for the eponymous seat of the fictional Crawley family at the turn of the 20th century, headed by the Earl and Countess of Grantham.

Downton Abbey won 15 Primetime Emmys and 69 Emmy nominations in total, making it the most-nominated non-American television production in the history of the awards.

The feature will see the return of many of the series regulars including Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern and Maggie Smith, who are joined by a supporting cast including Imelda Staunton, Geraldine James and David Haig.

Brian Percival directs from Julian Fellowes’ screenplay; the latter also produces alongside Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge.

Photo via Getty Images Ent/Ian Gavan.

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