Need a Downton refresher? Have you never watched the show but want to see the movie? Focus Features has brought online a Downton Abbey recap video featuring stars Jim Carter and Phyllis Logan that will take you through the past six seasons before the movie opens in theaters next week. You can watch the Downton Abbey recap below!
This fall, the worldwide phenomenon Downton Abbey becomes a grand motion picture event, as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance. The film will open on Friday, September 20, 2019 in North America and Universal Pictures International will release it on Friday, September 13, 2019 internationally.
The television series Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house. Over its six seasons, the series garnered three Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, 69 Emmy nominations in total, making Downton Abbey the most nominated non-US television show in the history of the Emmys – even earning a Special BAFTA award and a Guinness World Record for the highest critically-rated TV show along the way.
The Downton Abbey movie will star the original principal cast, including Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Matthew Goode, Harry Hadden-Paton, Robert James-Collier, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Lesley Nicol, Penelope Wilton, and Academy Award winner Maggie Smith, as well as new cast members Academy Award nominee Imelda Staunton, Geraldine James, Simon Jones, David Haig, Tuppence Middleton, Kate Phillips and Stephen Campbell Moore.
Academy Award winner Julian Fellowes, who created Downton Abbey and wrote the film’s screenplay, will produce alongside Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge. Michael Engler returns to direct. Brian Percival, who directed the series’ pilot, will executive produce the movie alongside Nigel Marchant.
The Downton Abbey movie is produced by Carnival Films, and will be released by Focus Features and Universal Pictures International.