‘Downton’s Mrs Hughes actress says movie script has been ‘rewritten’

Downton Abbey star Phyllis Logan has confirmed that the long-awaited movie spin-off is still happening.

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

After years of rumours, the confirmation of a Downton Abbey movie was officially announced last year, but details of when filming will commence and which cast members will return is still uncertain.

It had been rumoured that the movie could be a prequel set before the TV series, featuring an all-new cast. However, it appears that the movie will feature the show’s original cast after all.

Logan told the Daily Mail: “There’s a potential script coming our way, slightly rewritten.”

She added: “Everyone’s been asked what’s going on between this date and that date. So we just hope that all the elements – because there are so many – come together.”

Phyllis Logan’s new ITV drama Girlfriends begins in the UK tonight at 9pm.

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Hugh Bonneville, who played Robert Crawley, revealed last September that it’s going to be “a tough call to get everyone together” to make the movie.