‘Downton Abbey’s Cora says the ‘doors are left open’ for a second movie

Elizabeth McGovern has hinted that a sequel to the upcoming Downton Abbey movie is possible.

Set in 1927, the first big screen spin-off of ITV’s popular period drama series finished filming last November.

The film will see (almost) the entire TV show’s main cast reprising their roles, including McGovern as Lady Cora Crawley.

Speaking to This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, the American actress revealed: “I haven’t seen it yet, but it is for the fans.

“It’s for the people that stayed with the show, that loved getting to know the characters.”

McGovern also added fuel to the rumours that a sequel is likely to be made if the first Downton Abbey movie is a success.

She commented: “Well, all doors are always left open, as much as I can say. We’ll see, we have to wait and see.”

Downton creator Julian Fellowes discussed the possibility of a second movie earlier this year, saying: “I haven’t killed off half the cast in a Coronation Street-style crash so a follow-up is a definite possibility.”

The Downton Abbey movie will open in cinemas around the world this autumn.

Hinting at what to expect from the movie, McGovern said: “It’s not that much farther forward so we’re in the same milieu, the house hasn’t changed very much. It felt like we’d never left, it was amazing.”

Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection DVD box set is available on Amazon.