Downton Abbey

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Hem hem. Perhaps Maggie Smith can offer Imelda Staunton a cough drop during the "Downton Abbey" movie.

The "Downton Abbey" movie -- just announced to exist in July -- has officially started production, adding some new faces to the beloved team. Principal photography will reportedly begin Monday, September 10 in the U.K.

Newcomers include Geraldine James, Simon Jones,David Haig, Tuppence Middleton, Kate Phillips, Stephen Campbell Moore, and Imelda Staunton.

So silly of me but it *sounds* like Dolores Umbridge (Staunton) and Minerva McGonagall (Smith) should have another "Harry Potter" face-off:



Also, did you know: Imelda Staunton is married to Jim Carter, who plays Mr. Carson? Does Mrs. Hughes know? #SmallWorld

Downton Abbey

PBS



Stars confirmed to return include -- but are not limited to -- Hugh Bonneville (Robert Crawley), Elizabeth McGovern (Cora Crawley), Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary Talbot), Laura Carmichael (Edith Pelham, Marchioness of Hexham), Joanne Froggatt (Anna Bates), Allen Leech (Tom Branson), and of course Maggie Smith (Violet Crawley).



There's no premiere date yet for the film, but we're definitely looking forward to seeing what's next for the Crawleys.

[Via: TV Guide, ScreenRant]

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