Wednesday, May 29, 2024

“Downton Abbey” Movie: I Told You Last Year it Was Happening, Now Announcement Coming


The “Downton Abbey” movie? I told you last November that the negotiations were on.

Now everyone’s in an uproar because a teaser went out on the show’s Instagram page.

Big news is on its way! Check back soon for a special announcement. #Downton

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So yes, we await the official announcement, which seems to be imminent. But will it be a movie or just a long last episode? Will Maggie Smith’s Dowager Countess die at the beginning, middle or end? (She’ll have to have enough screen time to qualify for Supporting Actress, so I say end.) Will Julian Fellowes get rid of Lady Mary’s second husband, played by Matthew Goode, so she’ll have something to do? Will Jessica Brown Findlay– aka Isobel– return from the grave and apologize for ruining her career?

We’ll have to wait and see…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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