Downton Abbey is a 2019 historical period drama film directed by Michael Engler.
Focus Features on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 released the trailer:
DOWNTON ABBEY | Official Trailer | In Theaters September 20.
The film begins in 1927, about a year and a half after the TV series ended. Buckingham Palace informs Robert and Cora Crawley, the Earl and Countess of Grantham, that King George V and Queen Mary will visit Downton Abbey during a royal tour through Yorkshire. Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham, is perturbed that Maud, Lady Bagshaw, Queen Mary's lady-in-waiting, is included in the tour. Robert is Maud's cousin and closest relative. The two families have long disputed who should inherit Maud's estate. The royal household staff arrive, including Mr Wilson, the Royal Page of the Backstairs; Mrs Webb, the Royal Housekeeper; Miss Lawton, the Queen's Royal Dresser; Monsieur Courbet, the Royal Chef; and Richard Ellis, the King's Royal Dresser. All but Ellis are dismissive and arrogant to the Downton servants. Upstairs, eldest Crawley daughter Lady Mary Talbot, who oversees the estate, constantly worries about keeping Downton afloat in the modern world. Believing Mr Barrow cannot manage a royal visit, Mary asks Mr Carson, Downton's retired butler, to temporarily resume his duties. Barrow, strongly protesting, steps aside. Major Chetwode arrives in Downton Village seeking out the Granthams' Irish son-in-law, Tom Branson. Tom assumes Chetwode is a detective assessing security for the royal visit. Prior to the royal parade starting through Downton Village, Chetwode stations himself where the King is awaiting the Royal Artillery, unaware that Tom has grown suspicious. As Chetwode aims a pistol at King George, Tom tackles Chetwode, pinning him to the ground. The real royal detectives apprehend Chetwode, an Irish Republican sympathizer who erroneously believed Tom was an ally.
The film Downton Abbey was scheduled to be released on September 9, 2019 (Leicester Square), on September 13, 2019 (United Kingdom), on September 19, 2019 (Germany), on September 20, 2019 (United States) and on September 26, 2019 (Denmark) by Universal Pictures UK (United Kingdom), Focus Features (United States), Universal Pictures International (UPI), NOS Audiovisuais, United International Pictures (UIP), Tulip Entertainment, Toho-Towa and Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
The duration of the film is 122 minutes. With a budget of $13 - 20 million, the film grossed over $192.3 million.
The film had received a "PG" rating.
Downton Abbey got high rating from critics.
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