Michelle Dockery Shares First Look At Downton Abbey Film

Michelle Dockery, has shared a first look at the upcoming Downton Abbey film on her Instagram.

The actress who played Lady Mary Crawley in the TV series posted a behind the scenes snap which appeared to show a scene from downstairs of the grand house.

Butler, Mr Carson, played by Jim Broadbent and an unknown woman can be seen in the shot wearing classic 1920s costume.

Joanne Froggatt, who plays Anna Bates, confirmed the return of Downton Abbey to the big screen in July on Twitter.

Credit: Instagram/@theladydockers
Credit: Instagram/@theladydockers

Fans shared their excitement at the sneak peak snap. One user wrote: "I literally just squealed and now my kids are looking at me like I'm crazy. ...I mean, they're not wrong. But still. EEEEEE [sic]."

Another added: "I am completely freaking out!!!!!"

A third user said: "This is going to be fabulous!!"

We agree the movie is definitely going to be fabulous, especially as Dame Maggie Smith will be returning for her popular role as the Dowager Countess, Violet Crawley.

Credit: ITV/ Downton Abbey
Credit: ITV/ Downton Abbey

The 83-year-old has previously dismissed the idea of a return, due to the 'increasing age of her character', however according to People magazine she will be returning alongside her fellow castmates.

Smith once said that she could only see her character on a big-screen if it was to film her funeral.

"I was firmly convinced it would start with the funeral... I could croak it and it would just start with the body. But I don't know, they talk about there being a film but who knows? You might tell me if you do know... I just think it's squeezing it dry, do you know what I mean?"

Michelle has previously spoke about how she was hopeful that they would make a Downton film after the TV show finished.

She told Variety: "Getting everyone together at the right time, it's not easy. But there seems to be a want for it. I'm hopeful that it will happen. Just getting everyone together at the same time isn't easy. There's 18 strong cast members in this." Hugh Bonneville, who plays Robert Crawley, spoke about the film and revealed they were introducing two new stars to the cast.

He said: "We did the read through last week, and I actually have to say it was really nice, settling back into a family. It was great to see everyone again, even our new guest artists Imelda Staunton and David Haig.

"I can't remember them all but it is a wonderful bunch of people who are doing it for what will be, I hope, an upbeat celebration and reunion."

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