Nathalie Baye, friend of the Countess of Grantham in the Downtown Abbey Suite

In this new adaptation of the British series, the French actress will play a confidante of Lady Violet, who is still played by Maggie Smith. Filming is scheduled to begin at the end of March.

The symbol of French charm in the sanctuary of the English aristocracy. Nathalie Baye will play in the second part of Downton Abbey, Adaptation of the successful British series. This good news was reported on February 12 by a critic of the Daily mail , Baz Bamigboye. “”Madame Nathalie Baye will play an old friend of Violet Crawley who comes to visit him. Of course, as always, the countess will be surrounded by members of her family. “he revealed.

Filming was scheduled to begin in late March under a very strict health protocol. The script of the film is still a mystery, but it was supposed to be the sequel to the first part, which was released in 2019. At the end of the first film, we learned that Violet Crawley, the widower countess of Grantham, played by Maggie Smith, was sick. Perhaps Nathalie Baye will serve as his bedside lady in this suite, as Lady Crawley did with Princess Helene Soutzo in her youth.

The great British actress Maggie Smith is also known for playing Professor Minerva McGonagall Harry Potter. More stars from the Downton Abbey series will be featured in this second adaptation: Hugh Bonneville, (Lord Grantham), Elizabeth McGovern (Cora) or again Michelle Dockery (Maria).

Nathalie Baye, the undisputed star in France, has worked with great international directors. She mainly played in Stop me if you can by Steven Spielberg, but also in Just the end of the world and Laurence anyway, two feature films by the child prodigy of Quebec, Xavier Dolan. And The Daily mail, dithyrambic, describes the one who was one of Johnny Hallyday’s great loves as the“One of the greatest French actresses today”.


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