Here it is! A sneak preview of ITV’s 2012 Downtown Abbey Christmas special! Executive producer Gareth Neame said: “This continued run of success for Downtown in the US awards demonstrates the affection for the show in America and shows that British writing, acting and production can match the very best of Hollywood.” Follow the link for the preview.
The Downton Abbey Christmas special is quickly becoming a highly-anticipated event for fans of the hit period drama.
The show is expected to get upwards of 10 million viewers in the UK alone and show bosses seem keen to tease Downton devotees with yet another sneak peek into what’s in store for one of the nation’s favourite TV families.
After a third series full of heartbreak – Lady Edith being stilted at the altar, Lady Mary’s infertility problems and Lady Sybil’s death – it looks like there’ll finally be some happiness on the horizon for the Crawleys.
Romance appears to be in the air for their trip up to Scotland, with Robert and Cora locking lips and Mary and Matthew also seen in a tender clinch in the brief teaser.
Remarkably, it looks like there might be a new love interest for devastated ex-chauffeur Tom Branson, who was widowed after his wife Sybil died during childbirth.
Swedish actress MyAnna Buring, who played vampire Tanya in The Twilight Saga, plays the headstrong new maid Edna who sets her sights on the Irishman.
But there is surely trouble on the horizon as troublesome Lady Rose makes a reappearance, having been sent up to Scotland at the end of the last series for her dalliance with a married man.
The latest Downton Abbey Christmas special was filmed at Inveraray Castle on Loch Fyne in Argyll, a popular idyllic tourist spot.
If you enjoyed this sneak preview of ITV’s 2012 Downtown Abbey Christmas special, be sure to tune in tomorrow for the whole show! And have a very, merry Christmas!