‘Won­der­ful ’ Down­ton movie

star Joanne Frog­gatt is ex­cited about a film ver­sion of the itv hit

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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

Down­ton Abbey

Back to school: Joanne with ioan Gruf­fudd in Liar

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