Will there be a ‘Call the Midwife’ movie?

Call the Midwife star Jenny Agutter has given an update on the possibility of a movie.

The 65-year-old English actress, who shot to fame in the 1970 film adaptation of The Railway Children, has played Sister Julienne in the hit period drama series since the first episode.

Originally based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, Call the Midwife began on BBC One in January 2012 and its eighth season recently finished filming.

With the Downton Abbey movie set to be released next year, Digital Spy asked Jenny Agutter if Call the Midwife could also get a big-screen spin-off.

She responded: “I wish! I sometimes think our Christmas Specials could go as a film.”

However, Agutter thinks that the major obstacle for a Call the Midwife movie would be funding.

She explained: “What is slightly harder with us is that we are totally BBC. If there was outside money then people would be talking film and talking release. But because it’s totally BBC, I think that’s the reason why we stay on television.”

She remains optimistic about the idea though: “Let’s just ask!”

The seventh season of Call the Midwife is available now on DVD on Amazon here.

Call the Midwife returns later this month with its annual festive special on Christmas Day on BBC One in the UK.