Downton Abbey star in talks with Potato Peel film-makers

DOWNTON Abbey star Michelle Dockery could be taking the lead role in the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Hollywood film adaptation.

Michelle Dockery's publicist has said the Downton Abbey actress is in talks with the makers of the film Guernsey, an adaptation of the novel Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie, but that no deal has yet been signed. (PA Pictures)
Michelle Dockery's publicist has said the Downton Abbey actress is in talks with the makers of the film Guernsey, an adaptation of the novel Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie, but that no deal has yet been signed. (PA Pictures)

DOWNTON Abbey star Michelle Dockery could be taking the lead role in the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Hollywood film adaptation.

Her publicist yesterday confirmed that the actress was in talks with the film-makers, but no deal has yet been signed.

Earlier this year, producer Paula Mazur confirmed they were talking to various actresses for the lead character of Juliet Ashton and she hoped that filming would take place this summer.

However, it was expected that just one week of the two-month shoot would take place in the island, as filming would take place during the summer season.

If Michelle Dockery is cast, Guernsey's filming will have to work around her Downton Abbey schedule.

Comments for: "Downton Abbey star in talks with Potato Peel film-makers"

alba gu brath

Just hope that you haven't got a Guernsey equivalent of Jersey's one and only Alan 'Clanger' McClean who handed out £200,000 on a promise.

Won't watch

So they are still wittering on about filming, no doubt what they are really waiting for is good old Guernsey to open it's wallet and cross their palms with silver - or lots of good old Guernsey £50 notes - so that they can begin filming. Jiust one week of a two month shooting schedule is apparently all that is on the table now and it is unclear if there are the opportunities for local thespians to make a claim for a few seconds of fame. We don't have to look far across the waters to find an Island where a senior politician has chucked away £200,000 in several tranches in order to fund a similar venture that now seems most unlikely to happen, if it ever was going to. I sincerely hope Deputy Kevin will keep his eye on the ball - and his hands firmly in his pockets, holding on tight to OUR money.

Oh Dear

Wow, I wanted to be friends with you, you seem like such a positive and upbeat kinda person. :-)