DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA
Review: The cast find themselves on a grand journey to the South of France where they uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa.
Director: Simon Curtis
Actors: Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Allen Leech, Tuppence Middleton, Imelda Staunton, Fifi Hart, Oliver Barker, Samantha Bond, Laura Carmichael, Harry Hadden-Paton, Penelope Wilton, Douglas Reith, Phyllis Logan, Robert James-Collier, Joanne Froggatt, Brendan Coyle, Lesley Nicol, Sophie McShera, Michael Fox, Kevin Doyle, Raquel Cassidy, Charlie Watson, Maggie Smith, Sue Johnston, Jonathan Coy, Hugh Dancy, Paul Copley, Laura Haddock and Dominic West
Genre: Drama and Romance
I enjoyed this much more than the first Downton Abbey film (2019). I thought that the whole plot and storyline was really well thought out. When watching this film, you should have a pretty good idea about what to expect. I have to say that I thought that the weakest link in this was Tuppence Middleton. Whether that was the director’s fault I don’t know. Fantastic performances from the rest of the ensemble cast. While filming some of the movie Laura Carmichael was pregnant. In March 2021 she gave birth to a baby boy with Michael Fox who plays Andy. It is a fantastic film to watch on a Friday night and you will not be disappointed. I was entertained all the way through this film. Visually the film is beautifully produced. It is worth watching this film just for Maggie Smith’s one liners!!!