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‘Downton Abbey’ star slips third and ‘final’ film is coming: ‘I don’t care’ if I get in trouble
“Downton Abbey” film is coming to the silver screen.According to star Imelda Staunton — who played Lady Maud Bagshaw in the first two movies — a threequel is set to premiere sometime next year.“The Crown” alum, 68, spilled the royal tea in a recent interview with BBC Radio 2 host Zoe Ball.“There will be the final film – there you go,” Staunton dished.Ball then quipped that she hopes that the “Shakespeare in Love” star won’t be reprimanded for revealing the info.“I don’t care,” Staunton bluntly said.The Sun reported Wednesday that the cast will begin shooting this summer at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, England, for a 2025 debut.According to the outlet, Paul Giamatti is also set to reprise his role as Harold Levinson.He last made an appearance on the Julian Fellowes historical drama in a 2013 Christmas special alongside Shirley MacLaine.Two big-screen adaptions based on the 2010 series of the same name were previously released in 2019 and 2022.The OG show ran until 2015, across five seasons, taking the influential Crawley clan and their estate servants throughout the turmoil of the 1910s and 1920s.The ensemble cast included Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern as the Earl and Countess of Grantham, as well as Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess.Smith’s character met her demise in the second film, titled “Downton Abbey: A New Era,” in 2022.Rounding out the show’s ensemble are Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Raquel Cassidy, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Michael Fox, Joanne Froggatt, Harry Hadden-Paton, Robert James-Collier, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Sophie McShera, Lesley Nichol and Penelope Wilton.Bonneville, 60, previously discussed how the franchise was beginning to weigh him down.“I suspect, on a