It's a forgone conclusion that with the massive success of the Downton Abbey film that there would be a sequel. While it has not been officially greenlit, Julian Fellowes has said there will be one, and that he'll begin working on it... soonish. According to Deadline.com: Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes will start working on a sequel to the ITV and PBS drama’s feature … [Read more...] about Downton Abbey Film Sequel: Julian Fellowes Says He’ll Start Writing Sequel ‘Soon’
A trailer has been released for Belgravia, the new adaption of Julian Fellowes' novel of the same name from 2016. It's very clear that they're aiming it at the Downton Abbey crowd, just listen to the music in the trailer, which is very similar to Downton's style of music. Watch it below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uszna0lL8pE About Belgravia The novel, released in … [Read more...] about British Telly: First Trailer Released for Julian Fellowes’ Belgravia – Downton Abbey Successor?
The Downton Abbey film is finally here, well tomorrow at least for US audiences (it opened in the UK last week). I was invited to the press screening in Chicago last night, and I’m here to give you a spoiler-free review (I won’t talk about plot that hasn’t been revealed beyond the press materials already out). So, is it good? Yes, it is good. Will Downton Abbey fans love it? … [Read more...] about Our Official Downton Abbey Film Review – SPOILER FREE!
Editor's Note: The following is a guest article from Jackie Wolfskill, who is running a Downton Abbey themed tour to Britain in summer 2020. See the end of the post for details on her amazing sounding tour! Downton Abbey fans have longed for the return of their favorite characters since the TV series ended over 3.5 years ago. Thankfully, the wait is almost over! The new … [Read more...] about Guest Feature: 10 Things I’m Looking Forward to Most in the Upcoming Downton Abbey Movie – What Are You Looking Forward To?
I wouldn't read or watch ahead if you want to go into the Downton Abbey film with no SPOILERS! Two clips from the film have been released so far. A clip has been released, showcasing the showdown between Carson and Barrow. The former Butler of Downton Abbey is brought back to the house to help with the Royal Visit (the subject of the film). This does not go down well with the … [Read more...] about Downton Abbey: New Clips from the Film Shows The Coming Battle of the Butlers and Violet in Full Form
Looking forward to the Downton Abbey Film? Want to see it early? Are you somewhat near Chicago? We've been given 15 pairs of tickets to giveaway to a special advance screening of the Downton Abbey Film on September 18th, 2019 at 7:00 pm. It will be at the AMC River East 21 in Downton Chicago. We tried to arrange tickets for other cities, but we're out of time and we were only … [Read more...] about Anglophile Alert: Win Tickets to an Advance Screening of the Downton Abbey Film in Chicago
Not long now until the Downton Abbey film hits screens in both the UK and USA. A UK version of the film trailer has been released and it's completely different from the US version released in May. This one provides more plot and character details on what to expect in the upcoming film adaptation of the hit PBS TV show. Check it out (or not if you don't want to know anything … [Read more...] about Downton Abbey Film: UK Trailer Reveals More Plot Details – Final Poster Released
Focus Features have released a series of character-based movie posters for the upcoming Downton Abbey film and they look glorious. All the main characters are present, all looking their best. Which is good as the plot revolves around a Royal visit to Downton. Check them out below! Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments! The Downton Abbey film comes out … [Read more...] about Downton Abbey: Downton Film Posters Released Showing Off Main Cast in Period Glory
Today, we finally get our longest look yet at the upcoming Downton Abbey film! The full trailer has been released. I'll get out of the way and let you see it for yourself! https://youtu.be/tu3mP0c51hE Struggling to not scream like a fanboy here in Indiana. BUT THIS LOOKS AMAZING. The cinematic look is incredible, the music, the scenery, the acting. This is going to be the … [Read more...] about Downton Abbey Film: Full Trailer Preview Released for Downton Abbey Movie! Click to Watch!
A new trailer of the Downton Abbey film was presented at CinemaCon last week in Las Vegas. While the trailer has not yet been released to the public, some plot details have leaked out of the event. So, we thought you would want to know just what the upcoming Downton Abbey film will be about. What kind of story can justify a proper movie? Light Spoiler Warning - Do Not Read … [Read more...] about Downton Abbey Film Plot Details Revealed – Light Spoilers Ahead!
The official Downton Abbey Twitter account has tweeted out four beautiful new posters of the upcoming Downton Abbey film. Each one says "We've Been Expecting You." We haven't seen any footage from the film since the teaser trailer was released last year. I would expect we should get a better look at the film very soon. It comes out September 13th, 2019. Check out the … [Read more...] about Downton Abbey: New Posters Released for Upcoming Downton Abbey Film
We are excited to announce the next thing that will help Anglotopia go into the future. Want to know what it is? Ready? This is going to be really cool... Would you like to come explore Downton Abbey with us? Yes, you read that correctly! The Downton Abbey Film is coming in September and currently, it’s the biggest event in 2019 on the Anglophile Calendar. We’re ridiculously … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Tours: Come Explore the Real History Behind Downton Abbey With Us This Summer
They say the successful never sleep. That must be true with Julian Fellowes as I'm not sure how this man can accomplish so much. Perhaps he has a time machine. Either way, we're getting a new historical period drama from Julian Fellowes, the creator of Downton Abbey. ITV in Britain has greenlit the show and it will be produced by Carnival Films, the same company that made … [Read more...] about New British Period Drama Coming from Downton Abbey Creator Julian Fellowes
Entertainment Weekly has a big scoop on the Downton Abbey movie coming out in 2019. A series of pictures were released from the film along with some plot details. I'll show the pictures first in case you don't want to know anything about the plot. Now, for those plot details. There is not much of a time jump from when the series ended - in fact it takes place the next … [Read more...] about Downton Abbey Film: First Pictures Emerge of Downton Film – Some Plot Details Released
Stop. The. Presses. Focus Features has released a teaser trailer for the Downton Abbey movie. And it's very much a tease. Not much in the way of plot details. But it looks GORGEOUS and cinematic. Check it out for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYnITeDfaA4 I cannot wait! The Downton Abbey film will be released in September 2019 in the US & UK (and … [Read more...] about Downton on Film: Downton Abbey Movie Teaser Trailer Released!
This week finds Doctor Who rolling up its sleeves and getting to the substance of the new season as the program approaches the midway mark in Jodie Whittaker inaugural series. For the most part, I have been very pleased with how it has unfolded, with the only misstep being last week's Arachnids In The UK. Setting aside my arachnophobia I thought it was uneven. We didn't … [Read more...] about Doctor Whooligan: Season 11 Continues, Regeneration Who, Capaldi News, Remembering Derrick Sherwin
More news on the Downton Abbey movie that was announced a few weeks ago. It's actually happening. You know why? They've actually started filming it! In addition to announcing the production has started, the producers have announced additional casting. Harry Potter star Imelda Staunton has been added to the cast. Here are the details: The original show cast will return (at … [Read more...] about Downton Abbey: Downton Movie Begins Filming, Casts Imelda Staunton
Cue the music. It's happening! Ever since Downton Abbey ended there have been rumors of a film adaptation. We've not really reported them because there has never been an official announcement. Today, that announcement was made. A Downton Abbey film is being made, with the original cast. From Variety: The long-awaited “Downton Abbey” movie is happening. The original main … [Read more...] about Return to the Abbey: It’s Finally Official – A Downton Abbey Movie Is Happening!
Editor's Note: This long article originally appeared in Issue #5 of the Anglotopia Print Magazine in Spring 2017. You can support great long-form writing about British History, Culture and Travel by subscribing to the Anglotopia Print Magazine, a quarterly love letter to Britain. Subscribing makes articles like this possible and ensures the future of Anglotopia. You can … [Read more...] about Finding Downton: Our Journey to Highclere Castle
There have been rumors of a potential Downton Abbey film since the show ended. We've held off on reporting until there was some kind of official confirmation. Well, now we finally have it. According to Hello Magazine, the NBCUniversal President Michael Edelstein, told the Associated Press that a Downton Abbey movie was happening. From AP news: A “Downton Abbey” movie is … [Read more...] about Return to the Abbey: A Downton Abbey Film is Officially Happening!
We did not fully enjoy our visit to Highclere Castle. The place is beautiful but as a managed attraction it has problems. Let’s start at the beginning. We’re huge Downton Abbey fans and have dreamed of visiting the house where they filmed the show, Highclere Castle, for many years. The problem with visiting Highclere Castle is that it’s only open on certain days of the year. … [Read more...] about British Travels: Our Journey to Downton Abbey – Visiting Highclere Castle – Is It Worth It?
Sniff Sniff. Downton Abbey has finally left our screens after 6 great years of British Drama. Not everyone loved the show but at one point was one of the most popular British dramas on the planet and that is no mean feat. We loved the show ourselves and we’re sad to see it gone. But what exactly about the show are we going to miss? We have a list for that. SPOILERS ahead for … [Read more...] about Goodbye Downton Abbey: 10 Things We’ll Miss About Downton Abbey Now That It’s Gone
Sadly, Downton Abbey ends its run this Sunday in the USA (it ended in the UK at Christmas). In honor of the end of this hit show, British Airways have released a list of 6 iconic locations inspired by the show that you can visit on your next visit over - along with a good hotel deal. Details below: The award-winning show, which is set in early 20th century England, … [Read more...] about British Airways Reveals Six Iconic Film Locations Inspired by Downton Abbey and a Special Deal
Downton Abbey has become something of a cultural phenomenon on both sides of the pond since it first aired in 2010. Beginning with the sinking of the Titanic, the programme has followed the Crawley family and their servants through the latter 1910s, World War I, and into the mid-20s. Though it came to an end with this past December’s Christmas special, Julian Fellowes’s … [Read more...] about British Telly: 10 Downton Abbey Filming Locations You Can Visit on Your Next Trip
Last year the world was taken by a storm as George Clooney starred in the Downton Abbey Text Santa charity spoof. The cast of Downton Abbey is back again with another hilarious spoof that combines Downton with some of ITV's other famous shows (like the bleak Vera). Check it out below for yourself: In Downton Abbey, butler Carson fulfilled his dream to become the … [Read more...] about Downton Abbey: Watch the Hilarious 2015 ITV Text Santa Downton Abbey Spoof Starring Downton Cast