Downton cast have 'fingers crossed' for film
Downton Abbey actress Phyllis Logan has revealed the cast of the hit period drama are eager to bring it to the big screen.
The final episode of the ITV show was aired on Christmas Day in 2015, but there have since been rumours of a film spin-off.
Logan, 61, who played housekeeper Mrs Hughes, told Good Morning Britain: “The will is definitely there with everybody involved.
“Fingers crossed that we can make it all come about at some stage.
“And we’d love to get back together again and have one last hurrah.”
But the Scottish actress, who is currently starring in ITV’s The Good Karma Hospital, said reuniting the cast and crew would not be easy.
“There’s so many of us,” she said, adding: “In normal film situations you might have a core cast of half a dozen or whatever. But this is a core cast of thousands, it feels like at times.”
Logan’s comments come after Jim Carter, who played butler Carson, hinted a big-screen version of the drama, created by Julian Fellowes, could be close.
Carter, whose alter-ego married Mrs Hughes in the show, has previously said that “nobody’s seen the script”, but that the cast had been asked to keep dates free.
He said: “There’s a place in the West Country called Julian Fellowes’ head and it’s in there somewhere. I’m sure it will emerge.”
Meanwhile, Joanne Froggatt, who played maid Anna Smith, has said she has had heard rumours the script has already been written.
Fellowes has also spoken of the possibility of a film, but said the difficulty was getting cast members, such as Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery and Dame Maggie Smith, free.
He said: “It’s very unlikely there won’t be a film because there is an audience out there for it.”