Downton Abbey 2. The much anticipated release of the second Downton Abbey film has been delayed until March 2022. 
On Monday 19th April, it was confirmed that Highclere Castle will be the location of the forthcoming Downton Abbey film, written by Julian Fellowes and directed by Simon Curtis. 
From films such as Woman in Gold, and My Week with Marilyn, Curtis has garnered numerous accolades including 7 BAFTA nominations, and 2 Academy Award nominations.  
Filming at Highclere will take place this Spring and on filming days the Castle will be closed to the public. However all the tours of the Castle and gardens already scheduled will still take place and we look forward to welcoming our visitors.
The first Downton Abbey television series was filmed in 2010 at Highclere Castle, home to the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon. Such was its success, a further five series followed which were enjoyed by over 270 million viewers worldwide. The first film was released in 2019 to critical acclaim and great box office success. 
The stellar cast from the television series will be reunited to star in the forthcoming movie, from the upstairs characters played by Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery and Elizabeth McGovern to Jim Carter, Phyllis Logan and all the rest of team below stairs. 
Lady Carnarvon commented “We are thrilled to be welcoming Downton Abbey back to Highclere again. Julian and the wonderful cast and crew became so much part of our lives here at Highclere and we look forward to our next adventure with them.” 
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