The director of Downton Abbey 2 has been confirmed.
However, in very welcome news, a release date has been set for later this year!
It’s now been British filmmaker Simon Curtis is directing the movie.
The 61-year-old London-born director has a very special connection to Downton Abbey – he’s been married to Lady Cora star Elizabeth McGovern for nearly thirty years!
Curtis previously directed his wife in 2015’s Woman in Gold, which also starred Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.
Simon Curtis has also directed multiple episodes of Cranford, in which Mr Carson actor Jim Carter appeared.
He’s worked with Downton movie stars Maggie Smith and Imelda Staunton before too.
Smith and Staunton both featured in the Curtis’s 1999 adaptation of David Copperfield for the BBC, which also introduced the world to Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe in his first screen role!
Downton Abbey 2 will premiere in cinemas in December.
Executive producer Gareth Neame previously commented: “After a very challenging year with so many of us separated from family and friends, it is a huge comfort to think that better times are ahead and that next Christmas we will be reunited with the much beloved characters of Downton Abbey.”
Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection box set is available on DVD on Amazon.