Downton Abbey Film On The Way?

January 18, 2012 by  
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Smug, moi?

Exciting reports have emerged that a Downton Abbey feature film could be on the way.

Those sneaky Sun reporters saw Julian Fellowes chinwagging with a number of top movie execs after the Golden Globes ceremony in Los Angeles. Could this be the beginning of Downton’s journey to the big screen.

“Julian was chatting with various film directors and movie executives about the show and the possibility it would make a fantastic feature film,” a source told the paper.

“Reese Witherspoon and Meryl Streep were also seen chatting and congratulating him. He was very much flying the flag for British TV.”

Downton Abbey
has gone from strength to strength in the UK, with a huge 12 million viewers tuning in to see the recent Christmas special (including catch up figures).

But the Americans have also loved the best British export since bangers ‘n’ mash, awarding the show a prestigious Golden Globe for ‘Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television’ at Sunday night’s LA awards show. The recent season two premier clocked up audience numbers of around 4.2 million for broadcaster PBS, doubling its average ratings. Executive producer Rebecca Eaton, said of the series: “It’s beautifully done and draws in millions of viewers – what more could we ask for?”

Quite.

A third series of the hit show has already been confirmed by ITV and a film is surely destined for astronomical success.

No names, directors or time frames have even been hinted at yet but you can be sure that we will bring you the very latest news as soon as it arrives.

 

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