Laura Carmichael says Downton Abbey makers are in talks about film

The actress best known as Lady Edith confirms that discussions are underway about a big screen version of the hit ITV drama

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The Crawleys will be bidding a final farewell later this year, much to the distress of Downton Abbey fans the world over. But there is hope.

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According to star Laura Carmichael, who has played Lady Edith since the show’s inception, a Downton Abbey film could be on the cards. 

The 28-year-old actress, who is set to star in upcoming movie Burn Burn Burn, has revealed that talks are currently underway for a big screen version of the hit period drama. 

“They’re talking about it. It’s mad,” Laura told Lorraine Kelly on her ITV morning show.

“But we’re still in the midst of filming the last series. We’ll see if Julian writes it,” she added.

Executive producer Gareth Neame hinted at the potential for a movie back in March, when it was first announced that season six would be Downton’s last. But nothing more has been said on the matter. 

“We’d be interested in that,” Neame said of a Downton Abbey movie. “It’s definitely something we’re contemplating. It would be great fun to do – a great extension of what everyone loves about the show.

“It would take a lot of planning. We shall see… We haven’t made any plans for the show, but it is something Julian and I would be very interested to do if we can get all of our ducks in a row.”

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