The actress previously stated her character would be too old to take part in a big screen version of the period drama.
Dame Maggie Smith has reportedly signed on to take part in the heavily rumoured ‘Downton Abbey’ film. While a movie version of the series has not yet been confirmed, Smith’s fellow cast member Michael Fox has said that the veteran actress will be taking part in a big screen adaptation.
Is ‘Downton Abbey’ the movie, really happening?
Speaking to MailOnline Fox, who played Andy Parker, said that Smith’s involvement was crucial to the film. “She elevates it to something else, because she is such a legend and a national treasure,” he said.
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The British actress will soon be seen playing an altogether different character in TNT drama ‘Good Behaviour’.
Michelle Dockery spent six years as the epitome of British high society playing Lady Mary Crawley in ‘Downton Abbey’, but the actress has now taken on a different role entirely, as a drug-addicted con-artist in ‘Good Behaviour’. But while she’s relishing in the change of role, Dockery says she may not be completely done with Lady Mary yet.
Michelle Dockery has hinted ‘Downton Abbey’ could return in some form
Speaking about ‘Downton Abbey’ to The Telegraph, Dockery said: “I think there is potential for a film. That is something I would wholeheartedly consider, so we will see. It may not be over yet.” The actress added that it was her fellow cast members she missed the most, but they are all “still very close.”
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These actors have plenty in store this year.
It's been just over two months since 'Downton Abbey' ended for UK viewers, while the US still has the sixth and final series to complete. So what have all the main cast members been up to and where are we going to see them next? Some are sticking to the UK, but others are broadening their horizons.
But what's Maggie Smith up to?
Many of the 'Downton Abbey' stars were already well-established in their own right, but for others the show has been a stepping stone to bigger things. Hugh Bonneville is of the former category, and he's looking pretty busy this year what with the new 'Hollow Crown' series coming up in which he stars as the Duke of Gloucester. He's also finished filming the UK/Indian drama 'Viceroy's House' with Michael Gambon and Gillian Anderson.
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'Downton Abbey' comes to an end after six years with a Christmas Day special episode, and Carter warned fans that they should invest a box of tissues.
Ahead of the last ever ‘Downton Abbey’ episode airing as a Christmas special, one of the show’s stars Jim Carter has warned fans that the swansong will be a “tearjerker” and to invest in a box of tissues.
ITV period drama ‘Downton Abbey’ has been consistently extremely popular since it first started airing in 2010, and it’s due to come to an end on Christmas Day in a feature-length special episode. 67 year old Carter, who plays the butler Carson, says that bidding farewell to the characters will be emotional for both fans and the cast alike.
Jim Carter (l) with 'Downton Abbey' co-stars Elizabeth McGovern and Hugh Bonneville
Dockery has played Lady Mary Crawley for six years, and has revealed what it was like when filming ended on the final season, as well as her plans for the future.
‘Downton Abbey’ star Michelle Dockery has spoken of how she felt “sick” as she filmed her final scenes as her character, Lady Mary Crawley, after six years in the role.
The ITV period drama, a perennial ratings winner since it first came on the air in 2010, is gearing up for its last ever episode in the shape of a Christmas special to be broadcast on December 25th. Dockery, 33, revealed that the emotions she felt as the final scenes were being committed to film were quite unexpected.
Michelle Dockery with Oliver and Zac Barker, the twins who play her on-screen son George on 'Downton Abbey'
The Crawley’s will reportedly be forced to downsize in the show’s upcoming final series.
‘Downton Abbey’s’ final season looks set to be a harsh goodbye for the posh Crawley family, who will be forced to make some drastic changes to their lavish lifestyle. According to reports the family will be forced to massively downsize during the show's sixth and final season and they may even loose their servants in an effort to cut costs.
The final season of period drama ‘Downton Abbey’ is approaching.
According to The Mirror The Earl of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville) will realises he needs to take steps to save money after visiting a neighbour that had to sell the family silver to make ends meet. This means that staff at Downton will be given their redundancy notices and the family will have to learn to take care of themselves.
The 33 year old star has a reputation as a jazz singer on the side, but she told The Sun that her tastes and interests are broader than that.
As the long-running saga of ‘Downton Abbey’ comes to an end, many of its star names will be pondering what the next stage of their careers will be. For one, however, the future may lie outside acting altogether, with Michelle Dockery (a.k.a. ‘Lady Mary’) expressing an interest in a musical career.
The 33 year old actress has previously expressed her love for music. A graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, she has performed at the London Jazz Festival and at legendary jazz club Ronnie Scott’s as well as with her ‘Downton’ co-star Elizabeth McGovern’s band Sadie & The Hotheads, and now she’s told The Sun that she’d like to pursue a broader musical career.
Michelle Dockery is interested in a musical career after 'Downton Abbey' comes to an end
An intriguing premise keeps the audience gripped for about 20 minutes before the movie runs out of steam. Which is far too early. Despite the always-engaging presence of Ryan Reynolds, this fantastical thriller is slick enough to hold the attention, but fails because it's unable to generate any interest in the central characters. And instead of exploring the fascinating issues the story raises, the filmmakers instead fall back on irrelevant violence.
The story opens as billionaire Manhattan businessman Damien (Ben Kingsley) discovers he has six months to live. But he has heard about a new medical procedure called "shedding", in which his mind is implanted in a lab-grown body. At $250 million, it seems like a bargain, so he signs up with Dr Allbright (Matthew Goode) and prepares to abandon his old life for a new one. He wakes up in New Orleans as Edward (Reynolds), and begins to adjust to his fit new 35-year-old body. But after he misses his adjustment meds one day he has a series of bewildering flashbacks that make him wonder about the true nature of the shedding process. Maybe his new body wasn't so "new" after all. So he goes looking for answers, which involves teaming up with Madeline (Natalie Martinez) and seeking help from his business partner Martin (Victor Garber).
There are all kinds of intriguing themes swirling through this set-up, including issues of identity and mortality. But writers David and Alex Pastor seem uninterested in exploring any of this in lieu of a much more simplistic morality tale packed with continual shoot-out and chase scenes, plus far too much body-swapping. All of this is produced to a very high standard by director Tarsem Singh, who has a reputation for seriously stylish cinema (see The Fall or The Cell). He adds a strong edge to every scene, with intriguingly haunting editing choices and camerawork that add plenty of tension and uncertainty even if the plot itself is utterly predictable.
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Downton Abbey will conclude at the end of its sixth season but the Crawley legacy may live on in a movie or spin-off series.
Downton Abbey will conclude after its sixth season, the ITV show's producers have confirmed. Producer Gareth Neame made the announcement during a press conference on Thursday (26th March). "It's a very emotional day for all of the people involved in the show," Neame said at the press conference.
Maggie Smith stars in Downton Abbey.
Downton Abbey is finishing after six seasons.
The sixth season of Downton Abbey will be the show's last, its creators have announced. Created by Julian Fellowes, the ITV show followed the trials and tribulations of an aristocratic family from 1912 to the mid-1920s.
Paul Giamatti [center] guest-starred in an episode of Breaking Bad
Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern have played the Earl and Countess of Grantham since the show began in 2010 - making international stars of them both.
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