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Downton Abbey Ushers in a New Era in Britain – DailyNewsGems

By Bill Lucey, 06/18/2022

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A hearty round of applause goes to Julian Fellowes who knocked one out of the park, yet again.

The second movie spinoff of Downton Abbey hit the theaters a few weeks ago and is being met with mostly favorable reviews.

As of June 17, 2022, “Downton Abbey: A New Era” has grossed $41.6 million in the United States and Canada and $45.5 million in other countries, for a worldwide total of $87.1 million.

Many passionate Downton followers, including myself, think “Downton Abbey: A New Era” was a better written, more entertaining, offering than the last motion picture.

Lady Mary’s (Michelle Dockery) voice is used in order for the production company to transition from a silent film to a talkie.
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And as an added bonus, in this second Downton Abbey movie, viewers feast their eyes on a French villa in the south of France. It was Villa Roccabella located about an hour from Saint-Tropez, which features extensive gardens, a heated outdoor pool, yoga deck and a private beach (used in the swimming scene with Tom and Lucy Branson). It was designed in the late 19th century by Hans-Georg Tersling, a Danish architect.

Source: Downton Abbey Ushers in a New Era in Britain – DailyNewsGems

A Second Downton Abbey Movie Will Be Your Present This Christmas | Vanity Fair

The Crawleys are reuniting for another follow-up film that will also feature new cast members like Hugh Dancy and Dominic West.

By Chris Murphy, April 19, 2021

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The Crawleys know just what you want for Christmas this year: a Downton Abbey sequel.

On Monday, Focus Features announced that Downton Abbey 2 will waltz into theaters on December 22, 2021. The film will once more reunite the principal cast of the beloved BBC series and also add new cast members Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye, and The Crown’s reported future Prince Charles, Dominic West.

The follow-up to the 2019 Downton Abbey film will feature a script from Oscar-winning Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and will be directed by Simon Curtis. Emmy-winning producers Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge have returned to produce the film, which reportedly began production last week.

Source: A Second Downton Abbey Movie Will Be Your Present This Christmas | Vanity Fair