Maggie Smith was the last original cast member to join Downton Abbey film

Maggie Smith will reprises her position of Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham within the Downtown Abbey film.

Bringing the primary solid of Downton Abbey for the large display reboot was a mammoth job and veteran actor Maggie Smith was the final unique solid member from the Emmy-winning collection to signal on for the movie.

Government producer Gareth Neame has revealed that Smith, who reprises her position of Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham within the film, didn’t give a nod until she was certain everybody was returning for the movie.

“I believe in a number of methods, Maggie missed working with the opposite actors. When she was fully certain everybody was going to do it and it was taking place, then she was on board,” Neame advised Deadline.

Hugh Bonneville, who performs Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham within the movie, mentioned the most important testomony to the movie was that everybody turned as much as play.

“We had some hurdles getting everybody in the identical place on the identical time, however there was a will to do it,” Bonneville added.

Additionally returning for the movie are collection regulars Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Elizabeth McGovern, Allen Leech, Matthew Goode, Joanne Froggatt , Brendan Coyle, Robert James-Collier, Lesley Nicol, Sophie McShera, Phyllis Logan, Raquel Cassidy and Michael C Fox.

The British interval drama is directed by Michael Engler, from collection creator Julian Fellowes’ script.

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