One of Downton's most compelling aspects has always been the upstairs-downstairs dynamic established by Fellowes in the TV series, which gives equal weight to every character's story no matter how low or high they may rank in society. In terms of the servants, Thomas Barrow's (Robert James-Collier) arc is the most endearing and suspenseful. Barrow's sexual orientation does not allow him to express freely during this period in history. There's a real sense of drama here, as Barrow learns how to get himself caught by his fellow coworkers, or even the police. Charles Carson (Jim Carter), who she believes, can properly prepare for the house in time. James Collier gives a good performance to his character for the king and queen's arrival.
The comedic side of Downton kicks into full gear. David Haig's (Killing Eve) Mr. Wilson has some delightful banter with Carson concerning the differences between the roles of a butler, and his own title, Page of the Backstairs for His Majesty.
Upstairs, Maggie Smith's portrayal of Violet's Crawley once again steals the show – or movie in this case. The two-time Oscar winner is the Tyrion Lannister of Downton, as Fellowes has always given her all the best lines. She's just being sassy and clever as she's in the show, but then she's a bit more vulnerable this time around, especially when she's confiding in her granddaughter, Mary, about the future stability of Downton Abbey. New cast addition Imelda Staunton (Lady Harry Potter's Dolores Umbridge) as Lady Bagshaw – one of Violet's cousins - is a worthy new adversary and verbal sparring partner for the Dowager Countess of Grantham. Do not be surprised if you see Smith's name up for a nomination or two this awards season.
Watch the trailer for Downton Abbey:Downton Abbey So, how to deliver on the glitz and glamor, with enough dazzling displays of opulence and pageantry to satisfy any monarchist. Engler's adept work behind the camera presents "The Fellowes", 1965: Towards the end of the film, Fellowes. script making too much on fan service, by making sure everyone's story gets the fitting it deserves, which results in a longer runtime than is needed. But if you're a fan of Downton, then Mr. Molesley (Kevin Doyle) to Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael), gets her moment to shine, even if just for a short time. The Downton Abbey movie is definitely made for longtime viewers, so if you're a downton newbie, be sure to binge all six seasons before stepping out with the Crawleys at the theater.