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Downton Abbey: A New Era hits Belgian cinema screens
Following the success of its first spin-off in 2019, a second film Downton Abbey: A New Era arrives on the big screen in Belgium on 4 May.
From award-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes, the much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites Downton’s cast as they head off on a grand continental journey.
The latest sequel sees the return of key members of the Crawley family – including Hugh Bonneville and Maggie Smith – alongside new faces Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Dominic West, Jonathan Zaccaï and French actress Nathalie Baye.
On discovering that matriarch Dowager Countess Violet has inherited a villa in the South of France, the family decide to make a surprise trip uncover the mystery of the endowment and identity her former beau.
The French Riviera in the 1920s is a glamorous and sun-drenched backdrop for the drama that ensues.
Elsewhere in the movie, an ambitious film director visits the abbey in the hope of making a 'talking picture', a newly discovered craze. And of course, no Downton drama would be complete without a picture-book wedding.
Directed by Simon Curtis, this latest standalone movie special is based on the popular television series following the aristocratic Crawley family in the interwar years.
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