Meet Iain Thomas, the 36-year-old South African poet who is famous all over the world except in SA

Trevor Noah has pulled out at the last minute from hosting the MAMAs 2016, due to 'a severe upper respiratory infection'

Downton Abbey heading to the big screen!

2014-12-26 08:00

Los Angeles - Downton Abbey may be made into a movie.

The show's cast has revealed there is a "definite possibility" that the hit ITV drama will be heading for the big screen.

Raquel Cassidy explained: "There have been talks and there is definitely a possibility of a Downton film.

"There is real hope. It's been mentioned more than once and there's a lot of commercial and artistic interest. Stranger things have happened, so watch this space."

Meanwhile, Raquel who plays housemaid Phyllis Baxter in the period drama has admitted that Maggie Smith, who stars as Countess of Grantham Violet Crawley, can be "intimidating" to work with.

The 46-year-old actress revealed to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Maggie is a genuine grand dame of the industry and doesn't suffer fools gladly. She can't stand people who approach her all nervous and intimidated, that ­immediately gets her back up.

"She wants you to operate on her level or not at all. Then again, if you're like that she probably won't even notice you.

"At the same time she's very talented and also game for a laugh if she thinks you're worth it. She's intimidating if you're easily frightened. Actors need a thick skin especially in the presence of ­somebody as iconic as her."

Read more on:    downton abbey  |  tv
NEXT ON CHANNEL24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent News

We had a quick chat with Penny Rider about taking that all important first star baker award in the new season of SA Bake Off. Read More »

A source told Channel24 that the SABC won’t see another episode of 7de Laan if there’s no signed contract by Monday. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.