Michelle Dockery, Allen Leech, and Laura Carmichael from “Downton Abbey” cover Town & Country’s October issue photographed by Tom Schirmacher.
“Downtown Abbey” is in theaters this Friday but first, here for T&C, the three co-stars open up about their camaraderie on and off set, what it was like to film after the series gained popularity, and the difficulty of keeping the film’s ending a secret.
Allen Leech on Downton’s success in the U.S.: “If it had been on one of those major networks, or one you have to pay for, they would have pushed it too hard. Downton had to be discovered. It had to have that slow build.”
Michelle Dockery on filming once Downton had a cult following: “When we came back to filming, it felt the same. It was like just going back to work, seeing your mates.”
Laura Carmichael on keeping the film’s ending a secret: “I wouldn’t know what to tell you.”
The October newsstand edition of T&C features a special Downton Bonus: The Ultimate Insider’s Guide that will be a collector’s edition for the series enthusiasts. Visit TownandCountryMag.com today for exclusive content on Downton trivia, plot summary explainers, articles on costumes, jewelry, rules for a royal visit, and much more.
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