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Hugh Bonneville on Future of ‘Downton Abbey’: “It Might Be the Right Time to Stop”

Downton Abbey: A New Era, Focus Features’ second feature spin-off from the phenomenally successful TV series, jitterbugged its way into cinemas earlier this year. Bringing back the original ensemble of regulars, plus a few new additions in Dominic West, Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock and Nathalie Baye, the film — directed by Simon Curtis — ramped up […]

Box Office: ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Beats ‘Downton Abbey’ Sequel as Older Adults Remain Skittish

In another universe — i.e., before the pandemic — Downton Abbey the movie blew away all expectations when opening to $31 million in September 2019, a record best for specialty house Focus Features. Much has changed in the time since. The 2019 big-screen adaptation of Julian Fellowes’ hit British TV series was fueled by moviegoers […]

‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ Serving Up Solid $18M Box Office Opening

Downton Abbey: A New Era grossed $7.4 million on Friday to come in second at the domestic box office only behind Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which took in $8.4 million. That puts Downton Abbey on course to gross $18 million for the weekend, a solid opening for a movie depending upon older […]

‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ Cast Weigh In on Likely New Direction With Mary at the Helm

[This story contains mild spoilers to Downton Abbey: A New Era.] After 2019’s Downton Abbey movie and now its sequel, Downton Abbey: A New Era, there’s the scent of succession in the air as Michelle Dockery’s Lady Mary is being positioned to run the estate, with the blessing of Dame Maggie Smith’s Dowager Countess of […]

Events of the Week: ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Conversations With Friends’ and More

As Hollywood events return to full force in New York and Los Angeles amid the coronavirus pandemic, here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings, including red carpets for Stranger Things, Conversations With Friends, Pistol and Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers. Stranger Things season four world premiere After a three-year hiatus since […]

Why Julian Fellowes Wanted to Disrupt ‘Downton Abbey’ in the Movie Sequel — and Where the Franchise Could Go Next

The future looks hopeful for Downton Abbey. After six seasons on television and one cinematic outing (2019’s Downton Abbey feature, which focused on a royal visit to the estate), the extended Grantham family above and below stairs is now forced to move with the times, as they were in 1928, for the movie’s sequel now […]

How to Shop Good American x Zara and Other L.A. Pop-Up Boutiques Online

Sustainable luxury e-tailer Maison De Mode, 'Downton Abbey: A New Era' are also popping up, while Mejuri has opened a new shop in Venice.

Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in May

The ’80s action classic Top Gun, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson’s 2001 comedy Zoolander and part one and two of the I Know What You Did Last Summer horror franchise are among the titles leaving Netflix in May. As its highly anticipated sequel prepares to hit theaters, Top Gun, starring Tom Cruise as a hotshot fighter […]

Focus Features Touts ‘Downton Abbey 2,’ Todd Field’s ‘Tar’ at CinemaCon

Focus Features — which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year — came to CinemaCon on Wednesday to woo theater owners with a diverse slate of specialty films, including Downton Abbey: A New Era. “Movie theaters are sacred spaces and vital to our culture,” said Focus chairman Peter Kujawski told theater owners gathered in Las […]

‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’: Film Review

The familiar characters from the long-running Yorkshire country house saga are joined by new faces as a film shoot comes to the estate and an inheritance stirs up mysteries from the Dowager Countess’ past.

Raging Fire Breaks Out on Former ‘Peaky Blinders,’ ‘Downton Abbey’ Set

A blazing fire has broken out in West Yorkshire, U.K. on the former set of Peaky Blinders and Downton Abbey. The West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that fire trucks and specialist units from around 20 regional divisions were battling a blaze at Dalton Mills, Keighley, a former textile mill that was partially restored […]

Golden Age Hollywood — and Dominic West’s Thin Mustache — Come to Downton Abbey in ‘A New Era’ Trailer

“A moving picture, at Downton!?!” The Crawleys are going slightly meta for Focus Features’ Downton Abbey movie sequel, which includes a major storyline about a film being shot at the castle. In the new trailer for Downton Abbey: A New Era, Hugh Bonneville’s Lord Grantham appears rather unimpressed by the prospect of “actresses plastered in makeup and […]