Action! Filming dates confirmed for ‘Downton Abbey’ movie at last

It’s finally been revealed when the long-awaited Downton Abbey movie will be filming.

The hit period drama ran for six seasons from 2010 to 2015, and a movie spin-off was officially announced in 2017.

The Mail on Sunday now reports that Highclere Castle, near Newbury in Berkshire, where the original series was filmed, will be shut to visitors from May 30 to July 7 this summer.

It is believed that this period of closure is when exterior and interior filming at the castle will take place for the Downton Abbey film.

The TV show’s final episode was set in 1926, but the movie’s plot is expected to jump forward to a few years, incorporating the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and the rise of Nazism in the 1930s.

Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection is available to buy now.

Take a look at 50 of Maggie Smith’s best quotes as the Dowager Countess in Downton Abbey here.