"Downton Abbey: A New Era" is a 2022 historical drama film directed by Simon Curtis.
The starring cast includes Hugh Bonneville as Robert Grantham, Jim Carter as Mr Carson, Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary, Elizabeth McGovern as Cora Crawley, Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Imelda Staunton as Maud Bagshaw, Penelope Wilton as Isobel Merton, Laura Carmichael as Edith Pelham, Brendan Coyle as Mr Bates, Raquel Cassidy as Miss Baxter 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, Tom Branson (Allen Leech), the Earl of Grantham's widowed son-in-law, marries Lucy Smith, the illegitimate daughter of and sole heir to Lady Maud Bagshaw (Imelda Staunton), Queen Mary's lady-in-waiting. Violet Crawley (Maggie Smith), the Dowager Countess of Grantham, astonishes the family by revealing that long ago she was gifted a villa in the South of France by the Marquis de Montmirail, who had recently passed away. She is leaving it to her great-granddaughter, Sybbie (Fifi Hart), Tom's daughter with the late Lady Sybil Crawley.
A film production company wants to use Downton to shoot a silent film called "The Gambler". Robert (Hugh Bonneville) declines, until his eldest daughter and estate manager, Lady Mary Talbot (Michelle Dockery), convinces him that the fee would be enough to replace Downton's leaking roof. The household staff are eager to see the film stars, but lead actress Myrna Dalgliesh's haughtiness offends them.
The new marquis invites the family to visit the villa. The ailing Violet is unable to travel, but Tom and Lucy, Lady Bagshaw, Robert Crawley and his wife Cora (Elizabeth McGovern), and their daughter Edith (the Marchioness of Hexham) and her husband, Bertie Pelham (Harry Hadden-Paton), accept. Lady Mary remains at Downton to oversee the filming.
Montmirail welcomes the family to the villa. His mother wants to contest Violet Crawley's ownership. However, the family lawyer states that there is no basis for a claim and so the villa is legally Violet's. The marquis speaks privately with Robert and stuns him by implying that Robert's birth date, nine months after the Dowager Countess visited in 1864, could mean they are half-brothers. That night, Cora reveals to Robert she may be fatally ill. Robert breaks down at the prospect of losing his mother, the Crawley name, and his wife in short succession.


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
Jim Carter  as Mr Carson
Michelle Dockery  as Lady Mary
Elizabeth McGovern  as Cora Crawley Countess of Grantham
Maggie Smith  as Violet Crawley Dowager Countess of Grantham
Imelda Staunton  as Maud Bagshaw
Penelope Wilton  as Isobel Merton
Laura Carmichael  as Edith Pelham Marchioness of Hexham
Brendan Coyle  as Mr Bates
Raquel Cassidy  as Miss Baxter
Nathalie Baye  as Mme de Montmirail
Allen Leech  as Tom Branson
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
Hugh Dancy  as Jack Barber
Tuppence Middleton  as Lucy Branson
Robert James-Collier  as Thomas Barrow
Phyllis Logan  as Mrs Hughes
Laura Haddock  as Myrna Dalgleish
Sophie McShera  as Daisy Parker
Lesley Nicol  as Mrs Patmore
Samantha Bond  as Lady Rosamund
Douglas Reith  as Richard "Dickie" Grey Lord Merton
Dominic West  as Guy Dexter
Sue Johnston  as Miss Denker
Jonathan Zaccaรฏ  as Edouard Marquis de Montmirail
Paul Copley  as Albert Mason
Charlie Watson  as Albert
Jonathan Coy  as Murray
Alex Macqueen  as Mr Stubbins
David Robb  as Dr Clarkson
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
Alex Skarbek  as Roussel
Olivier Claverie  as Gannay
David Olivier Fischer  as French Servant
Ross Green  as Croupier
Cherise Adams-Burnett  as Jazz Singer
Joshua Eldridge-Smith  as Dancer
Victoria Hanlon-Martinez  as Dancer
Mark Joslin  as Dancer
Lewis Kennedy  as Dancer
Dave Perry  as Dancer
Josselyn Ryder  as Dancer
Laura Schofield  as Dancer
Jenny Wall  as Dancer

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), Universal Pictures Argentina, Peacock, Studio Distribution Services (SDS), Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.


What are Downton Abbey: A New Era filming details?

The duration of the film is 125 minutes. With a budget of $40 million, the film grossed over $92.6 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 7.5/10. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

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