What can this behind-the-scenes trailer tell us about the new Downton Abbey movie?

We put a new 20-second teaser under the microscope and picked out some juicy details...

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So far, the plot of the Downton Abbey movie has been shrouded in secrecy – and we’re not going to pretend that this glimpse behind the scenes will present you with any sort of clarity.


But before you dismiss this article as meaningless clickbait, there’s plenty here for Downton fans. As filming wraps on the movie, the show’s official Twitter account has shared a montage of filming snippets which we have analysed in forensic detail.

What can we tell you? Well…

There’s this snap of Lady Edith (played by Laura Carmichael) dressed up in her finery at one of those famous Downton Abbey dinner scenes…

Laura Carmichael in Downton Abbey film, Twitter screengrab

Then there’s what looks suspiciously like either Brendan Coyle (who plays Mr Bates) or Rob James-Collier (Thomas Barrow) messing around with a clapperboard:

Downton film, Twitter screengrab

This chap sat next to Lady Edith at dinner remains something of a mystery – he doesn’t match any of the many new cast members (a stellar line-up which includes David Haig, Imelda Staunton and Geraldine James). Who could he be…?

Downton film, Twitter screengrab

This next shot gives us a fleeting look at Elizabeth McGovern’s Lady Cora and Lady Edith’s new husband Herbert Pelham (played by Harry Hadden-Paton) sitting across a gorgeously dressed table.

Downton film, Twitter screengrab

And finally, the 20-second teaser ends with a laugh and a giggle between Hugh Bonneville and Allen Leech (who play the Earl of Grantham and former butler Tom Branson).

Downton film, Twitter screengrab

How sweet! Fingers crossed there will be a full trailer released soon with plenty of actual plot to lend our forensic analysis to – but in the meantime, here’s that rather sweet teaser…


The Downton Abbey movie is due to be released in the UK on 13th September 2019