Hugh Bonneville Says Downton A...


Hugh Bonneville Says Downton Abbey 3 Is The Best Movie Yet


09:31 27 Jun 2024

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Absolutely buzzing!

Hugh Bonneville reckons that the third Downton Abbey movie is going to be “the best one yet”.

It was confirmed last month that there was going to be a third film in the franchise and now that production has begun on the next chapter, the actor can confirm he has high hopes.

“I think there's so much warmth and fun to enjoy, and new elements as well - which I won't spoil - that I think it'll certainly be the best iteration of the film versions yet.”

The 60-year-old actor has been a key member of the cast ever since the beginning of its 6-season TV run, right through to its transition to the big screen.

“It never ceases to amaze me, it did when it first started in 2010 and here we are, 14 years later, we're making a third movie.”

“What's been really interesting is there's a whole new generation of people watching it and still finding it engaging, and also what's been rather touching, particularly over the pandemic, [was] when people were stuck at home and they revisited a show that had finished five years before,” the actor continued.

“I'm not complaining because it's been a wonderful part of my life and we're filming the third film at the moment, it's a lovely coming together of people I care deeply about, and that's just the fictional characters.”

Downton Abbey 3 has been confirmed for a cinema release in September 2025.

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