- Title: Downton Abbey stars reunite with fans with a new feature film
- Date: 17th September 2019
- Summary: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 17, 2019) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTRESS MICHELLE DOCKERY SAYING: (ON WHEN THEY KNEW THE SHOW WAS POPULAR) "I remember I was in a coffee shop in Greenwich Village (New York City) when the first series was airing in America and there was a couple next to me having this conversation about Matthew and Mary. And I was just like - and at the end we said hi and everything. But I think that was when I could not believe it. I sat in this random coffee shop and this couple were talking about this show that we were in. So, it felt pretty sort of overnight." (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR ALLEN LEECH SAYING: "I remember you guys coming back and we were shooting the second season and just saying - not being able to get over the reaction from America and then slowly but surely we started hearing that it was big in Australia, Spain, you know, China. And then just South America, it was constantly being bowled over the people were taking the show to their hearts."
- Embargoed: 1st October 2019 21:08
- Keywords: Downton Abbey movie television tv
- Location: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES / UNKNOWN FILM LOCATIONS
- City: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES / UNKNOWN FILM LOCATIONS
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Film
- Reuters ID: LVA004AX1RLU5
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: U.S. "Downton Abbey" fans will get to see the movie adaptation of the television period drama on Friday (September 20), which the cast has called; welcoming, joyous and love.
"Not much has changed until a letter arrives from the king and queen saying that they are coming to Downton. So, it's a great story because it involves every single character that you love in the show and they all have a role to play in this great occasion that's about to take place at Downton," said actress Michelle Dockery.
The film is set in 1927 and continues the story about a British household in the early 20th century.
The award-winning show first aired in 2011 and went on for six seasons, gaining a huge following in Britain and the United States.
(Production: Alicia Powell)
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