'Downton Abbey' Actress Joanne Froggatt Joins British Film 'Starfish'

Froggatt recently won a Golden Globe for best supporting actress in a TV drama.

The film will be Froggatt's first new project since winning a Golden Globe in January for her role on "Downton Abbey."

Fresh from picking up the Golden Globe for best supporting actress in a TV series last month, Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt has joined the cast of upcoming U.K. drama Starfish.

Announced on Friday by U.K. sales outfit High Point, Starfish will be directed by Bill Clark from his own screenplay and produced by Froggatt and Pippa Cross (My Left Foot, Ghost World) for Crossday Productions, Mel Paton for Origami Films and Ros Hubbard for What’s The Story.

The film is said to be inspired by the true story of a married couple whose love is tested to the limit when the husband is struck down by a rare and devastating disease.

Principal photography is due to start in August after Froggatt’s commitments on the next season of Downton Abbey are complete.