Based on Carnival Films’ Emmy award-winning television series, the feature DOWNTON ABBEY sees the original cast return, alongside a host of newcomers. The incredible ensemble cast has been applauded by critics as a sumptuous and satisfying banquet of intrigue, scandal, humour and heartache” (Chris Hunneysett, Daily Mirror). The film chronicles the Crawley family one year after the conclusion of the series, as they prepare for the most important moment of their lives: an impending visit from the Royal Family. Join the glitz, glamour and spectacle as the special visit unleashes scandal, romance and intrigue on the fan-favorite family and its staff members. Lauded as “full of glamour and British charm” (Danielle Southwood, Best) the film comes from the series screenwriter and producer Julian Fellowes, and producers Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge.

The motion picture will also be available in a Deluxe Limited Edition, featuring the Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and Digital Code, presented in exclusive packaging along with a collectible photo book and recipe cards. Available only while supplies last, this special offering is the must-own gift for any Downton Abbey fan or to add to your own collection.

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Do I need to watch Downton Abbey the TV Series before I watch Downton Abbey the movie?

No, I admit I’ve never watched an episode of Downton Abbey before (I know!) and enjoyed watching the movie as a stand alone film.  If you do want a quick catch up, watch this video in which  Lesley Nicol, the fabulous cook,  Mrs. Patmore, gives a useful catch-up on all the characters upstairs and downstairs of Downton.

I always meant to watch Downton Abbey on TV,  but somehow missed the first series and struggled to catch up.  I’m definitely going to watch them as I love a period drama and can see it would be perfect Sunday night TV!  You don’t need to have watched the show but a love of period dramas would be needed (Dave didn’t sit and watch this with me as it’s just not his thing).

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Downton Abbey The Movie:  Our Thoughts

I’ve been lacking a good period drama to watch since I binge watched the latest series of The Crown, therefore I’ve been looking forward to watching Downton Abbey The Movie.  The film is set a few years after the series in the glorious 20’s,  “It’s 1927 and we are modern folk!”.  From the beginning, I was impressed with the sumptuous cinematography-  the wide shots of autumnal leaves falling on the lush green of the Crawleys’ estate and the chugging steam train were just beautiful.  We soon hear the exciting news that  King George V and Queen Mary along with their daughter Mary are coming to stay and much of the movie is preparation for the royal visit.  There’s something very soothing about watching the household professionally (if on times flustered) prepare for this occasion.

In addition to the beautiful scenery, buildings and photography there are also beautiful people and I love the style portrayed in the movie.  You can check out the Downton Abbey movie costumes in this article.

The royal visit from the king and queen of England soon unleashes scandal, romance and intrigue — leaving the future of Downton hanging in the balance.  I found Downton Abbey the movie a glorious, comforting watch full of wit and drama!

Downton Abbey The Movie is available on Digital now and Blu-ray and DVD on 27th January 2020 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

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  1. EMMA WALTERS
    January 28, 2020 / 5:12 pm

    my mums a big fan and would love this x

  2. Daniel Harrison
    January 28, 2020 / 6:48 pm

    I and my mam love the television series and she’s been quite ill recently so we weren’t able to see it in cinemas so it would be lovely to have a nice movie night

  3. Ellen Stafford
    January 28, 2020 / 8:35 pm

    I loved the series but didn’t get around to watching the movie at the cinema. Would love this!

  4. Solange
    January 28, 2020 / 8:36 pm

    I’m a huge fan of the series but have yet to see the movie.

  5. Margaret Gallagher
    January 28, 2020 / 10:42 pm

    My all time favourite period drama – SOMETHING to keep forever –

  6. Karen Barrett
    January 29, 2020 / 7:36 am

    I’ve never watched Downton Abbey and feel like I’m missing out!

  7. Vikki
    January 29, 2020 / 12:37 pm

    I’m the only person in my house that watched the series but it’s good for binge watching!! – haven’t seen the movie yet, hoping for a copy for my birthday 🤞

  8. January 29, 2020 / 12:41 pm

    I would love to win one of the copies because I would be able to have a fix of Downton Abbey whenever I wanted 😊

  9. Laura Martin
    January 29, 2020 / 1:31 pm

    I’d love to win a copy for my Mum as she’s a big Downton Fan & this’ll get me in her good books 😛
    I’ve already seen the Film and oh it was wondeful loved the new characters especially Imelda Staunton’s

  10. Tony Metcalfe
    January 29, 2020 / 3:04 pm

    My mother, she’s a big fan.

  11. melanie stirling
    January 29, 2020 / 5:47 pm

    I love Downton Abbey, I have watched them all except for the movie. I have been waiting to see it on dvd.

  12. Lorraine Williams
    January 29, 2020 / 5:57 pm

    My mother in law is a big fan but wasn’t able to see in the cinema. This would be a lovely treat for her.

  13. Annabel Greaves
    January 29, 2020 / 5:57 pm

    I really love Downton Abbey and the movie sounds great

  14. Susan B
    January 29, 2020 / 6:42 pm

    Really enjoyed the television series but missed the movie so would love to win.

  15. cheryl hadfield
    January 29, 2020 / 10:51 pm

    I would love to win, I really enjoyed the tv series

  16. Sally Collingwood
    January 30, 2020 / 11:06 am

    I have not watched it yet but would love to

  17. Alice Dixon
    January 30, 2020 / 12:31 pm

    I missed the film when it was at the cinema, so I’d love to win

  18. Natalie Charman
    January 30, 2020 / 12:49 pm

    I loved watching the show but I didn’t get to see the movie in the cinema so haven’t seen it yet!

  19. Keith Hunt
    January 30, 2020 / 1:24 pm

    My wife is a big fan

  20. ADEINNE TONNER
    January 30, 2020 / 2:19 pm

    I’m a huge fan of the TV show but have yet to see the film which i’m so looking forward to seeing

  21. harriet
    January 30, 2020 / 5:44 pm

    I loved the film but have never seen the tv series!

  22. Laura banks
    January 30, 2020 / 6:01 pm

    as im a big fan of the show

    • Natalie Burgess
      February 1, 2020 / 8:58 pm

      To have a movie night with my best friend xx

  23. Linda Ford
    January 30, 2020 / 6:49 pm

    I would love to win this because my friend and I watch all the episodes and we didn’t get to see the film at the cinema!

  24. Margaret McCaffery
    January 31, 2020 / 2:28 pm

    My mother likes it, I’d gift it to her.

  25. Joo Dee
    January 31, 2020 / 2:55 pm

    a nice gift for a family Dowton nut!

  26. Ritchie Dee
    January 31, 2020 / 3:42 pm

    My wife is a big fan of Downton Abbey

  27. Mark Mccaffery
    January 31, 2020 / 4:18 pm

    I’d rather watch the cinematic version than the tv series.

  28. laura stewart
    January 31, 2020 / 4:52 pm

    heard good things about the movie x

  29. Fiona Rennie
    January 31, 2020 / 7:12 pm

    I would love to win it to pass on to an old work colleague

  30. Sarah McCaffery
    January 31, 2020 / 7:18 pm

    I never got to see it in the cinema, so it’s the next best thing for me.

  31. fiona waterworth
    January 31, 2020 / 7:19 pm

    Its a programme that the more you watch, the more you notice, so never get bored

  32. Susan Smith
    January 31, 2020 / 7:33 pm

    I’m a huge fan, but have never seen the film, so my fingers are all crossed

  33. Mel Pennie
    January 31, 2020 / 8:09 pm

    Loved the tv series but not seen the film so this is the perfect prize!

  34. lynn neal
    January 31, 2020 / 9:33 pm

    I loved watching the tv series and think I would also enjoy the film!

  35. Maria P
    February 1, 2020 / 10:25 am

    I loved the series, and also the film – up until I can visit the castle, I would be able to watch the film many times

  36. Laura Pritchard
    February 1, 2020 / 11:18 am

    I loved it in the cinema and would enjoy rewatching it in my home!

  37. David
    February 1, 2020 / 12:07 pm

    Hello, I would like to win a copy of the Downton Abbey film beacuse I have heard good reviews about it and it is meant to be good fun. Thank you for the chance to win.

  38. February 1, 2020 / 5:03 pm

    i’ve never watched it but it sounds like a good movie

  39. Clara
    February 1, 2020 / 5:06 pm

    I’d love to win it for my mum because she didn’t get to see it in the cinema

  40. Michael Fisher
    February 1, 2020 / 7:44 pm

    We have watched every episode, but as my wife can’t get the cinema we haven’t seen this finale (or maybe not)

  41. Gurpreet Bhatia
    February 1, 2020 / 8:38 pm

    My Mum loves the series and has wanted to see this for a while.

  42. Mark R
    February 2, 2020 / 12:54 pm

    I would like to win this as a Mother’s Day present as my mother is a big fan

  43. Susan Smith
    February 2, 2020 / 5:09 pm

    I enjoyed the series of Downton Abbey but havent been able to see the film, i have heard its brilliant, so my fingers are all crossed

  44. sj straw
    February 2, 2020 / 6:56 pm

    I love the tv series but have not seen the film yet.

  45. Jade Hewlett
    February 3, 2020 / 8:55 am

    I would love to win it for my gran, she loves the TV series but hasn’t seen the film

  46. Emily Hutchinson
    February 3, 2020 / 10:24 am

    You can’t beat Downton for pure escapism

  47. Dawn
    February 4, 2020 / 5:01 pm

    My Mum likes Downton Abbey. She and I love a good period drama and could watch this movie together.

  48. Ruth Harwood
    February 5, 2020 / 10:10 am

    I’m a big fan of the series, and would love to watch the movie xx

  49. Liam Bishop
    February 5, 2020 / 10:52 am

    Was the last film I went to at the cinema with my wife, we both love it! Would be great to see it again.

  50. February 5, 2020 / 4:18 pm

    I would love to win this for myself. I’ve not seen it yet x

  51. Julie Ward
    February 5, 2020 / 9:27 pm

    We used to watch and enjoy the series, so I would think the film would be as good

  52. Geri Gregg
    February 6, 2020 / 6:57 pm

    Ooo I’d love this. Me and my gran love watching the television show together x

  53. claire woods
    February 8, 2020 / 7:09 pm

    Would love to win for my Mum and Dad because I know they love it.

  54. Carole Nott
    February 9, 2020 / 11:23 pm

    I’ve followed the series and I believe the movie would be a great catch up

  55. February 11, 2020 / 8:58 am

    I’ve not seen the movie yet!

  56. Dawn Andrews
    February 14, 2020 / 1:33 pm

    I loved the TV series, so I’m really looking forward to seeing the film.

  57. Anthea Holloway
    February 16, 2020 / 10:54 am

    I never saw the TV series and this is the reason I would love to win this film version!

  58. Becki Smith
    February 16, 2020 / 1:01 pm

    I would love to win a copy as i adored the series and i’ve heard such great things about the movie!!

  59. Rachel B
    February 16, 2020 / 9:25 pm

    I’d love to win as I haven’t seen it yet.

  60. Stephen Holman
    February 18, 2020 / 6:54 pm

    my mum loves downtown abbey so would make a perfect gift for mothers day!

  61. Julie Winward
    February 18, 2020 / 7:46 pm

    I love Downton Abbey

  62. Jo Glasspool
    February 19, 2020 / 12:10 pm

    My sister loves Downton Abbey and I’d love to win this for her.

  63. Alison Macdonald
    February 19, 2020 / 3:16 pm

    Would love to win this for my mum as she’s a HUGE Downton fan! Had wanted to take her to the cinema to see it but sadly she was poorly and we never made it!

  64. Sheri Darby
    February 19, 2020 / 7:14 pm

    I would love to win it so that I can always watch it

  65. JAMES HOLYLAND
    February 20, 2020 / 12:29 pm

    Yes please

  66. Louise A
    February 20, 2020 / 11:24 pm

    I would love to win as I saw the tv series’ but haven’t seen the film (plus Matthew Goode is in it!)

  67. Angela Kelly
    February 21, 2020 / 2:14 pm

    I would love to win this as a treat for my Dad.

  68. Paul BIngham
    February 21, 2020 / 2:39 pm

    Present for my mum ,her favourite programme

  69. February 21, 2020 / 2:43 pm

    I have never watched it before therefore a copy would be great I can watch in my time.

  70. Alison Johnson
    February 21, 2020 / 4:22 pm

    Never missed an episode of the series, but didn’t get to see this at the cinema so really, really want to see it.

  71. Tracey Mitchell
    February 21, 2020 / 5:08 pm

    Unfortunately I didn’t get round to seeing this when it was at the cinema so would love to see it.

  72. Sandra Foreman
    February 21, 2020 / 6:08 pm

    I must be the only person in the Country not to see this series and would love to catch up on it

  73. Susan Willshee
    February 21, 2020 / 7:38 pm

    I’d love to win it for my Mum. She’s been in hospital for nearly 4 months followed by a spell in a respite facility and she finally comes home on Monday. She loves this program so it would be a real treat for her!

  74. Jayne K
    February 21, 2020 / 8:19 pm

    Loved the series so would love to see the film too.

  75. Emma Davison
    February 21, 2020 / 9:09 pm

    I have not seen it yet

  76. Summer Rowley
    February 21, 2020 / 10:30 pm

    Downton Abbey always reminds me of when my daughter was small and I was breastfeeding as I used the time on the sofa to bingewatch all of the seasons!

  77. Troy Easton
    February 21, 2020 / 10:38 pm

    I would like to win so I could give this to my Aunt which love this.

  78. Adrian Bold
    February 22, 2020 / 12:56 am

    I’ve not seen the film yet but would like to. Fingers crossed!

  79. Andrzej Szymanski
    February 22, 2020 / 2:27 am

    One of my friends absolutely adores the series and I’ve never watched it so I win this prize we could watch it together.

  80. Lauren Old
    February 22, 2020 / 10:34 am

    To give to Mum for her birthday as she loves the show

  81. Ana Nowell
    February 22, 2020 / 10:49 am

    This is my favourite show, even my husband got hooked

  82. Mrs Rachael Sexey
    February 22, 2020 / 10:49 am

    I would love to watch this movie

  83. Stephan
    February 22, 2020 / 6:07 pm

    The wife loves it.

  84. Zoe Trelfa-Porter
    February 22, 2020 / 6:29 pm

    I would love to see the film, I absolutely loved the series it’s an amazing programme with some great characters x

  85. Ross Leech
    February 22, 2020 / 7:45 pm

    My mum lived the series, and would love to watch this.

  86. Heli L
    February 22, 2020 / 10:01 pm

    My mother loves Downton Abbey but hasn’t seen the movie. This would be such a lovely treat for her!

  87. Geoff Hibbert
    February 23, 2020 / 7:16 am

    I’ve never seen it

  88. Allan Fullarton
    February 23, 2020 / 9:32 am

    I loved the TV series, really gripping.

  89. Mike S
    February 23, 2020 / 3:57 pm

    Binge watched all of the series, been saving the movie for a rainy day

  90. Michelle Smith
    February 23, 2020 / 4:12 pm

    Looks a great film would love to see it.

  91. Carolynn Woodland
    February 23, 2020 / 5:03 pm

    Loved the TV series but need the DVD of the movie as I need the sub-titles.

  92. Ruth lee
    February 23, 2020 / 5:42 pm

    I love downton abbey but havney seen the film yet

  93. CAROL PATRICK
    February 23, 2020 / 5:42 pm

    I would love to win the DVD of this film, as I am unable to get to the cinema due to health reasons. Downton Abbey was my favourite drama series on TV, and I even had withdrawal symptoms when it’s finished!

  94. Heather Hawley
    February 23, 2020 / 9:23 pm

    I’d love to win because I missed this at the cinema

  95. Patricia Barrett
    February 23, 2020 / 10:26 pm

    I loved the TV series but never got a chance to see it at the cinema.

  96. vicky
    February 23, 2020 / 10:52 pm

    I just love love love Downton Abbey!!!

  97. Tammy Neal
    February 23, 2020 / 11:09 pm

    Would love to win for my mom x

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