Downton Abbey the movie? It would be great, says Julian Fellowes

The final episode of Downton Abbey, which was first broadcast in 2010, was the most watched TV show on Christmas Day in 2015.

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Last updated: 2 March 2016 - 12.23am

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes has said he would “certainly” write a movie version of the popular drama.

Speaking in an interview with ITV’s News At Ten, the 66-year-old said he would be happy to see his multi award-winner on the big screen.

“I’d like a Downton film. I mean, I won’t be mysterious. If they decide to do it, I’ll certainly do it. I think it would be great,” he said.

Downton Abbey's Julian Fellowes
Downton Abbey’s creator Julian Fellowes (Ian West/PA)

The final episode of Downton Abbey was the most watched TV show on Christmas Day in 2015.

Since its conclusion, there have been numerous reports about the possibility of a feature film.

Hugh Bonneville in Downton Abbey
Hugh Bonneville in Downton Abbey (ITV)

Hugh Bonneville, who starred as Lord Grantham, recently recalled being “absolutely terrified” while doing his first scene with Dame Maggie Smith on Downton Abbey.

The actor, 52, said he is already beginning to feel “nostalgic” following the end of the hit drama which was first broadcast in 2010. He said working alongside Dame Maggie, who played the Dowager Countess, made him raise his game.

Downton Abbey's Dame Maggie Smith
Downton Abbey’s Dame Maggie Smith (ITV)

“I can remember the very first scene I did with her and I was absolutely terrified, and I think I can remember the last scene with her and I was absolutely terrified.

“She is the most astonishing actress. Her wit is legendary, as you say, and she doesn’t suffer fools. And you raise your game, you have to. It’s great acting opposite her because she’s got extremely high standards for herself and expects them of others,” he said on BBC Radio 4′s Desert Island Discs.

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