Hugh Bonneville thinks it’s “hugely unlikely” that there will be a Downton Abbey film.

The actor, who played Robert, Earl of Grantham in the ITV period drama from 2010 until the series ended in 2015, has quashed rumours that the show is to be made into a blockbuster.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph newspaper, he said: “There is no script that I have read, so I think it is hugely unlikely. But of course I would love to do it.”

Speculation about the show – penned by Julian Fellowes – has been on going since it left TV screens and sources claimed Fellowes was to reunite with producers Carnival Films to work on the much-discussed movie, with filming set to begin in September.

A source revealed at the time: “Film bosses have requested the services of crew members and accountants to work on the picture.

“A budget has been set and now it’s a case of getting everything in place to start shooting. It would take something big to stop the project from happening now.”

The period drama TV series was a huge success in the UK and overseas.

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