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Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael and Allen Leech cover Town & Country

The Downton Abbey film hit cinemas last week, delighting fans of the show.  

Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael and Allen Leech have now been unveiled as Town & Country's October 2019 cover stars, appearing in a sumptuous photoshoot that perfectly captures the nostalgia of the period drama and subsequent big screen adaptation.

The trio pose together at an American stately home as they discuss the incredible success story of Julian Fellowes' show.

Sumptuous shoot: Downton Abbey favourites Allen Leech, Michelle Dockery and Laura Carmichael (from left to right) are Town & Country's October 2019 cover stars

The trio travelled to Castle Hill on the Crane Estate near Boston, recreating the grandeur of Highclere Castle, the backdrop for all six series of the show.

In another shot, glamorous Michelle lounges in a cream dress, a long, rust coloured coat with leather trim.

Laura is seen modelling a beautiful sequinned dress, wrapping up against the wind in a checked jacket, while Allen poses alongside a horse.

Michelle discussed returning to filming once Downton had a cult following, saying: 'When we came back to filming, it felt the same. It was like just going back to work, seeing your mates.'

Success story: The trio pose together at an American stately home as they discuss the incredible success story of Julian Fellowes' show

Meanwhile, Allen revealed he was delighted with British show's success across the pond

'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', he said.

On keeping the film’s ending a secret, Laura said: 'I wouldn’t know what to tell you.'

The Downton Abbey movie, which is set in 1927, leads on from where series six finished.

Strike a pose: In one shot, glamorous Michelle lounges in a cream dress, a long, rust coloured coat with leather trim

Keeping coy: On keeping the film’s ending a secret, Laura revealed, 'I wouldn’t know what to tell you' 

Talking about the movie, creator Julian said during a recent appearance on Good Morning Britain: 'It's extraordinary to be back in the valley of the thing again.

'It's quite surreal actually when we were all back at Highclere and the cast was back in costume, it was like these four years had never been.'  

Julian explained his decision to change the year, explaining: 'I wanted there to be enough time so that they'd absorbed their situation, so they weren’t newly married or whatever it was and that everything had had time to bed in. 

'But I’m not a believer in great leaps of time. I don’t like talcumed hair and wobbly stick acting.

'The whole thing has only gone from 1912 to 1927, which is 15 years, which is not an enormous length of time, so nobody really had to change their appearance, particularly as its 10 years in real life since we started it. 

Town & Country’s October 2019 issue lands on newsstands September 19.

Coming to America: Meanwhile, Allen revealed he was delighted with British show's success across the pond

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