Downton Abbey has always thrived on “will-they-won’t-they” storylines – and that’s perhaps why Julian Fellowes has kept fans on their toes for ages with the prospect of a movie sequel ever since the drama’s final episode in 2015. But now, after teasing us for so long, it seems he has already set the wheels in motion to make the idea a reality.
While Dowager Countess actress Maggie Smith has been pretty scathing about the idea of a Downton Movie (she mused at the Radio Times Festival: “I just think it’s squeezing it dry, do you know what I mean?”), most of the cast have confirmed they would return if the project went ahead.
Last year Joanne Froggatt said she and her co-stars were very keen to get back to Downton, but added: “We’re all sort of leaving it up to the gods. We have no information.”
Logan told the Mail: “It was a great show to do and a great character to play and I will forever think fondly of Mrs Hughes. In fact, it was one of the best gigs of my life and opened up so many other avenues and put a different spin on my career.”