The cameras, they are a-rolling on the set of Brian Percival’s Downton Abbey movie. And Lady Mary herself, Michelle Dockery, has shared a really rather stylish set photo to prove it.
Embedded below, this black-and-white pic appears to have been captured from behind the scenes, where a nearby monitor shows Lady Mary (?) dressed in period garb and standing next to a window (serving tea, perhaps?). She’s set to be a prominent player in the long overdue Downton Abbey movie, given her ties to the Crawley Family, so we’ll be keeping one eye trained on Dockery’s personal Instagram feed as the production begins to progress.
Coming to us by way of Carnival Films, Deadline has also confirmed that Matthew Goode will be reprising his role as Henry Talbot, though the actor himself later confirmed that he’ll be just “popping in,” presumably in time for the movie’s finale.
Whatever the case, now that filming has commenced, it shouldn’t be much longer before we have our first tangible update from Downton Abbey. In the meantime, here’s a little taster:
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On the casting docket for this one are Dame Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville and even Dan Stevens, who are all expected to reprise their respective roles come 2019 (tentative release window). They’ll be getting some help from a number of newcomers, too, as Imelda Staunton, Geraldine James, Simon Jones, David Haig, Tuppence Middleton, Kate Phillips, and Stephen Campbell Moore all boarded the project late last month in undisclosed parts.
It’s official: the Crawley family has cordially invited one and all back to Downton Abbey for this special event movie. Details of a release date and the first teaser trailer are being kept locked behind closed doors, but rest assured, the wheels are in motion.