Original Downton actors such as Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville and Joanne Frogatt are all involved in the film adaptation, which began filming on 30th August according to producers Focus Features and Carnival Films.
Downton Abbey ran for six award-winning series on ITV between 2010 and 2015, and was set in the Edwardian country home of the fictional Crawley family and their staff, at the turn of the 20th century.
Little is known about the plot of the film but Julian Fellowes, who created the series and wrote the film’s screenplay, will produce alongside Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge. Michael Engler is set to direct.
A release date for the Downton Abbey movie is yet to be announced.