‘Downton Abbey 3’ Confirmed as Dominic West, Paul Giamatti and Many Others Return

'Downton Abbey 3' Confirmed as Dominic West, Paul Giamatti and Many Others Return

In case you like period dramas, you’ve probably heard about the Downton Abbey franchise, which started off as a critically acclaimed series before moving on to the big screen. The first movie, titled Downton Abbey, was released in 2019, with a sequel – Downton Abbey: A New Era – following in 2022. Today, we have received confirmation that the movie series is not over, as a third movie, tentatively titled Downton Abbey 3, has been confirmed, and most of the previous cast members are set to reprise their roles, including some very positive surprises!

Not much is known about the movie’s plot or release at this moment, although we have some important cast- and crew-related information that we can provide you with, which is sure to make fans of the franchise quite happy, so keep reading to find out more!

As we have said, the movie does not have a title or a release date just yet, but we know that both Focus Features and Carnival Films are working on the film. Julian Fellowes, the creator of the series, will be back to write the screenplay, so we assume that the project has a new story that needs to be told; knowing how much effort and heart has been put into the franchise as a whole, we are quite excited to hear that Fellowes is back. Another old crew member will be back as well, as Simon Curtis has been confirmed as the film’s director, returning to the role he had in Downton Abbey: A New Era.

And while this is certainly great news for fans of the franchise, what everyone wants to know is who will be back for the third movie and whether the familiar faces from the franchise will come back. At this point, we can confirm that most of the original cast members will be back for this movie, including Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Phyllis Logan, Robert James-Collier, Joanne Froggatt, Allen Leech, Penelope Wilton, Lesley Nicol, Michael Fox, Raquel Cassidy, Brendan Coyle, Kevin Doyle, Harry Hadden-Paton, Sophie McShera and Douglas Reith. Dominic West will also be back as Guy Dexter from Downton Abbey: A New Era, and another pleasant surprise is the confirmed return of Paul Giamatti, who will appear once again as Cora Grantham’s brother, Harold Levinson.

There will, of course, be some new faces as well, as Joely Richardson, Alessandro Nivola, Simon Russell Beale, and Arty Froushan have been confirmed as new cast members, although we don’t know much about their roles as of the time of writing.

This is what we have for you at this moment, but there will be updates in the future, so be sure to keep following us for all the latest news and information!

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