Downton Abbey movie ‘a school reunion’

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Image caption The Downton cast at the launch for the last series in 2015

Shooting the film variation of TELEVISION drama Downton Abbey seems like the “reunion” of a really “pleased” school, the program’s developer Julian Fellowes has actually stated.

The author was back with the cast recently at Highclere Castle, Berkshire, to begin recording the cinema revival.

He stated seeing the reassembled cast in their outfits was a “surreal minute”.

He stated he wasn’t “intimidated” by attempting to equate the success to a function movie, including: “I hope we’ve succeeded and individuals will enjoy it.”

But Lord Fellowes stated he wasn’t making any presumptions about the possibly challenging shift from the little to the cinema.

“In life you can’t let yourself be intimidated by the reality that it does not exercise for some individuals,” he informed BBC News.

“You simply need to keep charging on and take a crack at and do your finest … I do not believe one must anticipate whatever to be a victory.

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Image caption Lord Fellowes with stars Elizabeth McGovern and Hugh Bonneville at the 2012 Golden Globes

“I’ve done my finest, I understand the cast are doing their finest and I believe it will be enjoyable. I will not count any chickens, thank you, up until it is out, till we understand how it is doing.”

Lord Fellowes is no complete stranger to Hollywood success, nevertheless, having actually won the Oscar for finest initial movie script for Gosford Park in 2002.

Going from tv to movie does present various difficulties, he stated.

” [In a series] we generally offer the huge stories to perhaps 3 characters a week … By the end of the series everybody would have huge stories and it would all be plaited together.

“In a movie you can’t do that. Every character you include you need to have their own story. The audience can evaluate whether I have actually achieved success, I would not make any claims.

“I needed to ensure every story of every character was finished within the film. That did take a particular quantity jiggery-pokery, however I am pleased with where we pertained to and extremely happy with the reassembled cast.

“I was at Highclere [where the TELEVISION series was shot] on Friday and there was something nearly surreal seeing them back in their outfits.

“It was a really pleased time for all of us. It was a success all over the world. It was an extremely good cast and I believe they made a great deal of buddies amongst them so there was something of a reunion like the very first day back at school … an extremely delighted school.”

Details of the movie’s plot are being kept securely under covers, and Lord Fellowes stated he never ever responds to concerns about the story.

Nostalgic fans will need to wait till next year for the Downton Abbey motion picture to be launched.

The TELEVISION series ranged from 2010 to 2015, winning 15 Emmys and 3 Golden Globes, with the ending enjoyed by nearly 11 million individuals in the UK on Christmas Day 2015.

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