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MASTERPIECE presents the ‘Downton Abbey’ movie

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Jim Carter as Mr. Carson. Billed as a grand motion picture event when it opened in theaters in 2019, the "Downton Abbey" movie follows the beloved Crawley family and their intrepid staff as they prepare for the most important moment of their lives: a royal visit from the King and Queen of England.

Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021 from 7–9 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022 from 9-11 p.m. on KPBS TV

This Christmas, the Crawleys are returning home — to MASTERPIECE. The "Downton Abbey" movie, based on the mega-hit television series that won 15 Primetime Emmys® and earned 69 Emmy® nominations and set viewing records for a PBS drama will air on MASTERPIECE on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2021 from 7-9 p.m. and again on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022 from 9-11 p.m.

The encore presentation on January 2 will follow the premiere of AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, starring David Tennant on PBS.

Billed as a grand motion picture event when it opened in theaters in 2019, the "Downton Abbey" movie follows the beloved Crawley family and their intrepid staff as they prepare for the most important moment of their lives: a royal visit from the King and Queen of England. The momentous occasion will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.

"Downton Abbey" – Official Trailer (Universal Pictures) HD

Starring the original ensemble cast, including Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Raquel Cassidy, Brendan Coyle, Kevin Doyle, Michael Fox, Joanne Froggatt, Matthew Goode, Harry Hadden-Paton, Robert James-Collier, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Sophie McShera, Lesley Nicol, Douglas Reith and Penelope Wilton, the "Downton Abbey" movie was the highest-grossing domestic film in Focus Features’ history.

Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley in the "Downton Abbey" movie.
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Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley in the "Downton Abbey" movie.

Written by series creator Julian Fellowes, who produced alongside Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge, the movie was lauded by press as “an immensely satisfying reunion” (Collider) and “devilishly difficult to resist” (Los Angeles Times).

Guest stars also include Stephen Campbell-Moore, Imelda Staunton and Geraldine James.

Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith, Elizabeth McGovern as Cora Crawley and Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary
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Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith, Elizabeth McGovern as Cora Crawley and Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary.

Big News! The second motion picture film, "Downton Abbey: A New Era," is set to be released in theaters next spring on March 18, 2022. Watch the trailer:

DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA - Official Teaser Trailer [HD] - Only in Theaters March 18

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Don't miss the movie on TV since it will not be available on demand.

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Credits:

The "Downton Abbey" movie is a Carnival Films production, originally distributed by Focus Features and Universal Pictures International. Carnival Films is a part of Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group. The movie was directed by Michael Engler.