‘Downton Abbey’ movie will be ‘a last hurrah with all the characters’

Phyllis Logan has described Downton Abbey as “one of the best gigs of my life” and can’t wait to begin filming the long-awaited movie.

The 61-year-old actress played housekeeper Mrs Hughes in all six seasons of the hit period drama.

The Downton Abbey movie was officially announced in 2017, but details of when filming will commence and which cast members will return is still uncertain.

Logan told the Daily Mail: “To have a last hurrah with all the characters, going back to the castle and seeing all the old muckers will be fantastic. I’m certainly up for it.”

She added: “It was a great show to do and a great character to play and I will forever think fondly of Mrs Hughes. In fact, it was one of the best gigs of my life and opened up so many other avenues and put a different spin on my career.”

Phyllis Logan’s new ITV drama Girlfriends is airing at 9pm on Wednesday nights in the UK.

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

Hugh Bonneville, who played Robert Crawley, has described reuniting the Downton cast to shoot the movie as “like herding cats.”