Life Downton Abbey film turns out to be a big hit By weekster Posted on September 20, 2019 1 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ The costume film Downton Abbey, which premiered last weekend, remains a huge success in Dutch cinemas. In a week’s time, more than 120,000 people bought a ticket for the cinema version of the popular television film, distributor Universal Pictures announced on Friday. In the film version of Downton Abbey, the noble Crawley family is preparing for the arrival of the king and queen at their castle. The film is written by Julian Fellowes, the creator of the series, all the original cast members, including Dame Maggie Smith, play in the film. The critics were frugal about the new film, but the fans are wildly enthusiastic. The successful series, of which the sixth season was shown on television in 2015, was awarded with three Golden Globe Awards and fifteen Emmy Awards, among others.