Movie on ‘Downton Abbey’ unlikely: Hugh Bonneville

Actor Hugh Bonneville, who essayed the role of Robert, Earl of Grantham in the hit TV show “Downton Abbey”, says a movie on the show is “unlikely”.

There had been rumours that the historical period drama which was aired from 2010 to 2015, would be made into a blockbuster. Bonneville says he has read no script and that it’s “hugely unlikely”, reports

“There is no script that I have read, so I think it is hugely unlikely. But of course, I would love to do it,” Bonneville said.

Since the time the show ended, it was speculated that the drama starring Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt and Dan Stevens would be adapted into a film.

Sources claimed the writer of the show Julian Fellowes was to reunite with producers Carnival Films to work on the much-discussed movie, with filming set to begin in September.

Fellowes had even started writing a script for a “Downton Abbey” movie well in advance, saying he was ready to go ahead with the project as soon as he received the green light.


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