Fans of the lavish drama Downton Abbey can now buy tickets for the highly-anticipated movie adaptation of the hit show, which hits UK screens first on September 13.
Downton Abbey will pick up with the aristocratic Crawley family in 1927, reuniting them with their army of loyal maids, butlers and cooks when they receive news about the impending arrival of King George V and Queen Mary at Downton.
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At the moment, you can only buy advance tickets in Picturehouse Central but bookings at the likes of Cineworld, Vue and Odeon are sure to follow soon, meaning you’ll get plenty of opportunity to secure the best possible seats for the big cinematic return to Downton.
One of the newcomers to the franchise, Tuppence Middleton, recently opened up about the film and her character, teasing that she’s involved in “a little love story”.
“I play Lucy Smith, she’s the maid of Lady Bagshawe’s [played by Imelda Staunton], and she travels with her to visit Downton along with the royal family,” Tuppence explained.
“So there’s this whole new group of people that come in, and the Downton regulars have to manage all these new personalities. And she also possibly has a little love story with someone…”
Meanwhile, actress Sue Johnston has revealed that her character Gladys Denker was cut from the finished movie.
“She was in the first script, then that script disappeared,” Johnston told Radio Times magazine recently, adding: “Imagine how I felt!”
However, creator Julian Fellowes has dropped hints about a potential sequel, so Gladys could still make a big screen comeback sometime in the future.
Back in spring, he mentioned: “I haven’t killed off half the cast in a Coronation Street-style crash so a follow-up is a definite possibility.”
Downton Abbey will be released on September 13 in the UK and on September 20 in the US.