Sunday, April 14, 2024

Watch the Teaser Trailer for the “Downton Abbey” Movie– With Theme Music Lushly Re-orchestrated


The teaser trailer for the “Downton Abbey” movie is out today. The theme music has been lushly re-orchestrated into a score for movies. Everything looks great, and just seeing it and hearing it all is a pretty nice holiday gift. If you’re missing the cast, of course, Michelle Dockery has a few things out right now. Jeremy Swift has a good comic supporting role in “Mary Poppins Returns.” Brendan Coyle plays the Earl of Lennox in “Mary, Queen of Scots.” Jo Froggat is everywhere. Hugh Bonneville has the terrific “Paddington” movies. Elizabeth McGovern is in “The Wife” with Glenn Close. Allen Leech has a starring role in “Bohemian Rhapsody.” And so on. The only thing I know about the movie is that it picks up eight months after the series ended. And Lily James, who played cousin Rose who moved to America, isn’t in it. Also, it’s a one shot deal, so in all likelihood Maggie Smith’s Dowager Countess’s death will be the big dramatic device, but no one has told me that, it’s just a good guess. Can’t wait til next fall!
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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