‘Downton Abbey’ Creator Reveals Why Pulling Together The Movie Has Been Difficult

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Fans aren’t the only ones waiting to see if a Downton Abbey movie will ever get made, the series’ writer and creator, Julian Fellowes, is anxious, too.

During a recent interview with the Evening Standard, Fellowes admitted that putting a script together is easy, but getting all the stars together in one place to film it? Now that’s a bit tricky.

“My job is to write the script and whether or not we can get three months that correspond in everyone’s career,” Fellowes told the Evening Standard. “I hope it happens.”

Despite hoping that Downton Abbey gets one last hurrah in the form of a reunion film, Fellowes noted that the cast is currently working on so many impressive projects that it’s not easy for them to all take a break at one time. For example, Hugh Bonneville, aka Lord Grantham, has been filming a new series, in addition to films, while Michelle Dockery, aka Lady Mary, has been a part of the American TV series, Good Behavior, among other projects.

“Hugh goes from job to job and is in big demand, which I’m delighted about but it just makes it difficult,” Fellowes admitted adding that Joanne Froggatt (aka everyone’s favorite Lady’s maid, Anna Bates) has a new role on the ITV drama Liar and its “excellent.”

We shouldn’t be surprised that the cast that made up Downton Abbey for six seasons and kept us hooked week after week would go onto even bigger roles, and so quickly, but it does cause issues for a reunion.

Here’s hoping the Crawley family and their staff finds time to take a break and reunite at Downton Abbey for a film soon… we can only wait so long!

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