The upcoming Downton Abbey film will see Jim Carter’s Mr Carson return to the family estate to temporarily resume his position “for the duration of the royal visit”.
A new clip shows Robert and Cora Crawley (Hugh Bonneville and Jessica Findlay) explaining the situation to current butler Thomas Barrow (Rob James-Collier) that Carson will take the reins – and he is not best pleased.
“I’d prefer not to be a ‘sort of’ anything my lord’,” Barrow says. “I will surrender my position for the duration of the visit if I must, and serve you again when their majesties have gone if you so wish.”
Downton Abbey will be released in UK cinemas on 13th September 2019