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Downtown Abbey: A New Era: Trailer For New Feature Film Released

Kimberley Bond

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Downtown Abbey: A New Era: Trailer For New Feature Film Released

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Downton Abbey fans, get excited: the first full trailer of A New Era has finally been released.

You can take your first look below.


The sequel sees the no-nonsense Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham, announce she’s inherited a luxury villa in the south of France.


With her characteristic dry wit, she tells her family: “Does it look like I’d turn down a villa?” as her family ask whether she’d consider turning down the substantial inheritance.

Elsewhere, there’s plenty of excitement closer to home at Grantham, where a production company has chosen Downton to be the home of his new film, The Gentleman.

While there’s conflict between the family about whether it’s appropriate that their country estate is the setting for a Hollywood blockbuster, some of the old guard decide to avoid the glitz and glamour of showbiz and head over to Crawley’s fancy new villa.

But there’s far more to the inherited villa than first thought, as it appears that the Dowager Countess of Grantham is hiding something.


It seems that we’re learning more about the no-nonsense Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham, in the second film, as we get to peek into her little-known past.

In the trailer, we see Violet, played by Dame Maggie Smith, explaining: “Years ago…before you were born, I met a man.”

Violet, who cheekily adds after dropping the new house bombshell: “And with that I will say goodnight, and leave you to discuss my mysterious past.”

A New Era sees many familiar faces returning for the second Downton Abbey movie, as well as some exciting new additions. 


Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye and Dominic West will all be making their Downton debut in the sequel, playing brand new characters.

After a short pause, she goes on to add: “And now, I’ve come into possession of a villa in the south of France.”

Downton Abbey: A New Era will be released in UK cinemas on April 29 and in US cinemas on May 20.

Topics: TV And Film, Downton Abbey

Kimberley Bond
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