Paul Giamatti Will Return for Third Downton Abbey Film


Third time’s a appeal. Downton Abbey 3 is formally within the works from Downton creator and Oscar winner Julian Fellowes. The third movie iteration of the beloved British historic drama, which follows the fictional Crawley household, will function the return of Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti as playboy Harold Levinson.

Fresh off his Oscar-nominated flip in The Holdovers, Giamatti is ready to reprise his function as Levinson, brother to Elizabeth McGovern’s Cora Grantham. Giamatti performed the free-spirited Levinson in sequence three and 4 of Downton Abbey tv sequence, which spawned the movie franchise. Giamatti will likely be joined by Joely Richardson, Alessandro Nivola, Simon Russell Beale and Arty Froushan in new roles which can be presently underneath wraps.

They’ll be becoming a member of the already sprawling forged of Downton Abbey, which incorporates McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Phyllis Logan, Robert James-Collier, Joanne Froggatt, Allen Leech, Penelope Wilton, Lesley Nicol, Michael Fox, Raquel Cassidy, Brendan Coyle, Kevin Doyle, Harry Hadden-Paton, Sophie McShera, and Douglas Reith.

Downton Abbey aired on PBS for six seasons and 52 episodes, together with 5 Christmas specials, from 2010 to 2015. The first function movie, Downton Abbey, was launched in 2019 and a sequel, Downton Abbey: A New Era was launched on Peacock in 2022. In March of 2024, The Crown‘s Imelda Staunto— who performed Lady Maud Bagshaw within the first two Downton movies—revealed in an interview on BBC {that a} third and last Downton Abbey movie was within the works. Staunton’s The Crown co-star Dominic West may also be showing within the third Downton movie, reprising his function as Guy Dexter from Downton Abbey: A New Era.

Downton Abbey 3 will likely be produced by Fellowes, Gareth Neame, and Liz Trubridge. Simon Curtis who directed Downton Abbey: A New Era, will return to helm the followup. Fellowes will seemingly have his fingers full with interval items. Along with a 3rd Downton Abbey movie, he is additionally set to start helming the third season of HBO’s The Gilded Age. Three have to be his fortunate quantity.


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