"Downton Abbey: A New Era" is a 2022 historical drama film directed by Simon Curtis.
The starring cast includes Hugh Bonneville as Robert Grantham, Elizabeth McGovern as Cora Crawley, Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary, Laura Carmichael as Edith Pelham, Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Jim Carter as Mr Carson, Phyllis Logan as Mrs Hughes, Samantha Bond as Lady Rosamund, Raquel Cassidy as Miss Baxter, Brendan Coyle as Mr Bates and others.

Here are "Downton Abbey: A New Era" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Downton Abbey: A New Era movie?

Focus Features on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 released the trailer for "Downton Abbey: A New Era" you can watch here:
DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA - Official Trailer 2 - Only in Theaters Friday.

Plot summary

What is Downton Abbey: A New Era movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Downton Abbey: A New Era" movie plot summary.

In 1928, guests fill the church on the Brampton Estate, the seat of Lady Bagshaw, for the wedding of the Earl of Grantham's son-in-law Tom Branson (Allen Leech) to Lucy Smith. Lord Grantham's cousin, Lady Maude Bagshaw, has named Lucy, her secret illegitimate daughter, as the sole heir to her extensive estate. Shortly after, the Dowager Countess Violet Crawley (Maggie Smith) informs the family that she recently inherited a villa in southern France from the Marquis de Montmirail (Jonathan Zaccaï), a gentleman she knew in the 1860s. His son, the new Marquis, has invited the family to visit. The ailing Violet is not well enough to travel, but she is particularly eager for Tom and Lucy to go, as she has decided to transfer ownership of the villa to Sybbie (Fifi Hart), Tom's young daughter with his late wife, Lady Sybil Crawley. Sybbie is Violet's only great-grandchild not otherwise set to inherit an estate. Tom and Lucy, together with Violet's son, Robert (Hugh Bonneville) Crawley (Lord Grantham), his wife Cora (Elizabeth McGovern), their daughter Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael), and her husband Lord Bertie Pelham (Harry Hadden-Paton), the Marquess of Hexham. Travelling with them are Robert's valet, Bates, and Cora's maid, Baxter.
Meanwhile, a film crew wishes to use Downton as a filming location for a silent film called, The Gambler. Though Robert is initially opposed, his eldest daughter and estate manager, Lady Mary Talbot (Michelle Dockery), says the money from the film company would pay for replacing Downton's leaky roof. The Downton staff are intrigued by the chance to see the film stars, especially leading man Guy Dexter (Dominic West) and leading lady Myrna Dalgleish (Laura Haddock). Retired Downton butler, Mr Carson (Jim Carter), is horrified that a film is being made there, so Lady Mary persuades him to accompany the family to France while she oversees the film crew.


Who plays who in the Downton Abbey: A New Era movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Downton Abbey: A New Era" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Hugh Bonneville  as Robert Grantham
Elizabeth McGovern  as Cora Crawley Countess of Grantham
Michelle Dockery  as Lady Mary
Laura Carmichael  as Edith Pelham Marchioness of Hexham
Maggie Smith  as Violet Crawley Dowager Countess of Grantham
Jim Carter  as Mr Carson
Phyllis Logan  as Mrs Hughes
Samantha Bond  as Lady Rosamund
Raquel Cassidy  as Miss Baxter
Brendan Coyle  as Mr Bates
Nathalie Baye  as Mme de Montmirail
Allen Leech  as Tom Branson
Jonathan Coy  as Murray
Harry Hadden-Paton  as Herbert "Bertie" Pelham Marquess of Hexham
Kevin Doyle  as Mr Molesley
Joanne Froggatt  as Anna Bates
Michael Fox  as Andy Parker
Robert James-Collier  as Thomas Barrow
Hugh Dancy  as Jack Barber
Tuppence Middleton  as Lucy Branson
Imelda Staunton  as Maud Bagshaw
Sue Johnston  as Miss Denker
Sophie McShera  as Daisy Parker
Laura Haddock  as Myrna Dalgleish
Douglas Reith  as Richard "Dickie" Grey Lord Merton
Lesley Nicol  as Mrs Patmore
Penelope Wilton  as Isobel Merton
David Robb  as Dr Clarkson
Dominic West  as Guy Dexter
Charlie Watson  as Albert
Jonathan Zaccaï  as Montmirail
Alex Macqueen  as Mr Stubbins
Eva Samms  as Marigold
Karina Samms  as Marigold
Fifi Hart  as Sybbie
Oliver Barker  as George
Zac Barker  as George
Bibi Burr  as Caroline
Olive Burr  as Caroline
Archer Robbins  as Johnnie
Paul Copley  as Mason
Alex Skarbek  as Roussel
Olivier Claverie  as Gannay
Dave Simon  as Gaffer

Release date

When is Downton Abbey: A New Era movie release date?

"Downton Abbey: A New Era" movie release date was scheduled to be on April 25, 2022 (Leicester Square), on April 29, 2022 (United Kingdom) and on May 20, 2022 (United States) distributing by Focus Features (United States), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Cinemundo, Tulip Entertainment, United International Pictures (UIP) and Universal Pictures Argentina.


What are Downton Abbey: A New Era filming details?

The duration of the film is 125 minutes. The film grossed over $29.7 million.

"Downton Abbey: A New Era" movie is rated "PG", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about Downton Abbey: A New Era movie?

"Downton Abbey: A New Era" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.6/10.

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