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Downton Abbey The Motion Picture
What can I say about this movie? I fell absolutely in love with it. I finally got around to watching my rental of it on Fandango Now. I myself am a fan of Downton Abbey when it was a TV Series on PBS.
All of the original favorites come back for this two hour delight! When I saw the preview commercial I screamed when they showed Carson coming back. I love Carson!
Maggie Smith and Penelope Wilton play their characters so well during the movie. Smith plays Violet Crawley (Lord Grantham’s Mother) and Wilton plays Lady Merton. Fans of Penelope Wilton know that she played Barbra in Shaun of the Dead and Harriet Jones several times on Doctor Who.
A nice treat is we get a bit of Harry Potter fandom as Violet Crawley’s cousin Lady Bagshaw (Imelda Staunton) is with the Royal entourage when they visit Downton Abbey.
For those that do not know Maggie Smith played Professor Mcgonagall and Imelda Staunton played Delores Umbridge in Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix and made a few appearances in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The famous scene in Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix is when both characters are arguing against once another while Professor Sybill Trelawney was being kicked out of Hogwart’s by Umbridge. So it’s really fun and nice to see these two actresses have a stance again.
Again I genuinely enjoyed this film and they put everything together from right after the ending of the series as it was on PBS. Do take time to check out and watch Downton Abbey The Motion Picture.