Adapted to the big screen by acclaimed award-winning writer Julian Fellowes, the Crawley family return to ITV in the film premiere of Downton Abbey.
Set in 1927, the beloved Crawleys headed by the 7th Earl of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville) and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives, a royal visit from King George V (Simon Jones) and Queen Mary (Geraldine James).
As the Royal staff descend on Downton Abbey, tensions mount unleashing scandal, romance and intrigue throughout the household - events that leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.
Meanwhile, the arrival in the village of a man claiming to be the Royal security assessor raises certain suspicions, but with time short the race is on to reveal the true intentions of this mysterious figure.
The film will premiere on ITV this Christmas.