Hugh Bonneville has said the cast "are desperate" to bring another Downton Abbey movie to the big screen and admits "if everybody who is offered a vaccine takes a vaccine" the film will be given the green light.

The 57-year-old actor, who has been volunteering as a marshal at his local vaccination centre,  said like his co-star Jim Carter, he has also seen the script for the highly-anticipated sequel to 2019's well-received outing.

Speaking on BBC Radio 2's The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, he said: "I’m going to have to get round to Jim Carter’s house straight away because there is something going on that I haven’t been told about!

"Have I been written out?

"I too have seen a script."

"Here’s the deal, if everybody who is offered a vaccine takes a vaccine, we can make a movie, we will make a movie.

"It’s the usual thing, the planets are circling, they are beginning to get into alignment.

"There is a thing called coronavirus knocking around and until that is under control in a sensible way we are not going to be able to get all those ducks in a row, mixing my metaphors here," he said.

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Bonneville said the cast are up for another film adventure and said he thinks it will give fans something to look forward to.

"But there is certainly the intention to do it, we would love to do it, we are desperate to do it, and I think it’s the sort of pleasurable release of a movie like the first one was, that audiences would enjoy after all of this mess we have been through."

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