‘Wonderful ’ Downton movie
star Joanne Froggatt is excited about a film version of the itv hit
Ever since the doors shut on Downton Abbey nearly two years ago, rumours have been rife that writer
Julian Fellowes would turn the hit ITV period drama into a film. Now, it looks like the big screen version could potentially start filming in September.
Joanne Froggatt, who starred as put-upon maid Anna Bates, has high hopes for the movie. ‘As long as you keep the content to the level people expect, there’s no reason why it can’t be a success and that’s the main thing really,’ says Joanne, 36. ‘I’m sure Julian’s script will be just as wonderful as the series, but we don’t know anything about it yet!’
Joanne will next be seen in a very different guise in ITV thriller Liar, which airs in the autumn. Written by Jack and Harry Williams, who penned The Missing, it sees her as dedicated teacher Laura who goes on a date with charming surgeon Andrew (played by Hornblowerõs Ioan Gruffudd), whose son is a pupil at Laura’s school. But after events take a dark turn, which of them is telling the truth?
in service: Mr and Mrs Bates (Joanne and Brendan coyle) in
Back to school: Joanne with ioan Gruffudd in Liar