Downton Abbey film: release date, cast, trailer and soundtrack revealed

17 December 2018, 13:03

The film adaptation of TV series Downton Abbey has been confirmed, and the new teaser trailer gives us a taste of what's to come from the Crawley family.

Since it first appeared on our screens in 2010, we have been enamoured with the TV period drama Downton Abbey.

The film, set for release in 2019, is expected to pick up where the most recent series (Season 6) of the TV show left the characters – and it is already eagerly anticipated by fans.

From the cast and soundtrack to the release date, here's everything you need to know about Downton Abbey the movie.

Warning: contains spoilers from Season 6

  1. Who will compose the soundtrack for Downton Abbey?

    In the teaser trailer we hear snippets from the familiar theme tune of Downton Abbey, composed by John Lunn, accompanied by shots of the Crawley family's majestic English country house.

    The music that we now associate with the aristocratic family and their estate of Downton Abbey will no doubt take a central role in the film's soundtrack.

  2. Who has been cast in Downton Abbey the film?

    All our favourite characters have reunited for the film, and although no one is clearly seen in the trailer, the list of returning characters is shown in the end credits.

    It features Lord and Lady Grantham, played by Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern, Lady Mary Talbot played by Michelle Dockery, Mr and Mrs Bates, played by Brendan Coyle and Joanne Froggatt, and Mr Carson played by Jim Carter, to name but a few.

    It has been confirmed that the film's timeline is set months after the final TV episode, in which Edith and Bertie got married on New Year's Eve, and Anna gave birth to a son with Bates.

    Downton Abbey cast
    Downton Abbey cast. Picture: Focus Features / YouTube
  3. What is the release date for Downton Abbey the movie?

    The trailer states that the film will be 'in theatres 2019', and the current US release date is 20 September 2019. An official UK release date is yet to be confirmed.

    We look forward to seeing an official trailer soon...

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