Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery and Laura Carmichael hit the red carpet at the premiere of Downton Abbey: A New EraHugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery and Laura Carmichael hit the red carpet at the premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era
Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery and Laura Carmichael hit the red carpet at the premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era

Downton Abbey A New Era: Glitz and glamour as stars hit the red carpet for world premiere

The stars of Downton Abbey hit the red carpet on Monday night (April 25) for the world premiere of upcoming film sequel Downton Abbey: A New Era.

In the new film, the characters will see the outside world coming into Downton as a silent film star, played by Dominic West, comes to shoot a movie at the stately home.

The highly-anticipated cinematic return of the period drama will see the beloved characters go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa as they try to escape a film crew at Downton.

The new Downton Abbey film will also see Laura Carmichael and Joanne Froggatt reprise their roles, while West, Laura Haddock and Hugh Dancy are new additions to the cast.

Downton Abbey began life as a TV series, airing on ITV from 2010 to 2015 and following the fortunes of the aristocratic Crawley family and their downstairs servants at a Yorkshire country estate.

The first film, released in 2019, followed a royal visit to the Crawley family and Downton staff.

Downton Abbey: A New Era is released in UK cinemas on April 29.

Scroll down to see all the action at the event, which took place at Cineworld Leicester Square, London.

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