‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ Trailer: Hollywood Comes Calling And The Crawleys Head To France

The Crawleys are back again! Downton Abbey: A New Era takes the family to a French villa and away from their famous English manor, to explore a story dealing with the Dowager Countess, played by the great Maggie Smith. Meanwhile, a movie is being shot at the castle, with big Hollywood stars played by Dominic West and Laura Haddock.

Returning for the sequel to 2019’s surprising hit are regular castmembers Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Harry Hadden-Paton, Robert James-Collier, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Lesley Nicol, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, and Penelope Wilton. They’re joined Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye, Dominic West, Jonathan Zaccaï.

Franchise writer Julian Fellowes returns to write the script, while Simon Curtis takes over as director from the departing Michael Engler. Curtis is no stranger to prestige dramas, having previously helmed My Week with Marilyn, Woman in Gold, and Goodbye Christopher Robin.

Downton Abbey: A New Era opens on May 20th.

From award-winning creator, Julian Fellowes comes the motion picture event “Downton Abbey: A New Era.” The much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa.


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