‘Good to be back’: Hugh Bonneville reveals filming for Downton Abbey sequel has began as new cast and Christmas release date is confirmed
Downton Abbey 2 has began filming.
Hugh Bonneville took to Twitter on Monday to reveal he was on set, as he stated: ‘Good to be back’, while the show’s official Twitter shared further details.
Joining the cast is also Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye and Dominic West joining the cast and a Christmas release date was confirmed.
Happy to be back! Downton Abbey 2 has began filming
In February, Hugh revealed he’d seen a script for a Downton Abbey film sequel, saying it’s likely to happen once Covid is ‘under control in a sensible way’.
The actor, 57, who plays Lord Grantham in the movie and previous series of the hit period drama, chatted about plans for another film on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show.
He told the BBC Radio 2 show: ‘Here’s the deal, if everybody who is offered a vaccine takes a vaccine, we can make a movie, we will make a movie.’
The actor, who is a volunteer marshal at a Covid vaccination centre, told Zoe he’s seen a script for the film and added: ‘The planets are circling. They are beginning to get into alignment.
‘There is a thing called coronavirus knocking around and until that is under control in a sensible way, we are not going to be able to get all those ducks in a row.’
Back again: Hugh Bonneville took to Twitter on Monday to reveal he was on set, as he stated: ‘Good to be back’, while the show’s official Twitter shared further details