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Julian Fellowes on the end of 'Downton Abbey'

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Julian Fellowes on the end of 'Downton Abbey'

Downton Abbey's sixth series will end in a Christmas special.

Hugh Bonneville, who plays the Earl of Grantham in the ITV period drama, has revealed the upcoming series will include a festive finale for 2015.

Speaking at the TRIC Awards last night (11.02.15) he said: "We will. We'll do a ninth episode which will come out at Christmas."

The 51-year-old actor also hinted at the plot of the next series, which will reportedly see the show come to an end.

He added: "We're in 1925, so the series has nudged on another six months, and Lady Rose (Lily James) has been on her honeymoon and she's now moved to America."

"Tom Branson (Allen Leech) has gone to Boston, and some faces that we met towards the end of the fifth season may or may not be coming over the horizon to break or make the hearts of Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) and Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael) and people like that."

Meanwhile, Julian Fellowes, the show's creator and writer, recently revealed has no say in when the popular TV show comes to an end.

He said: "It's not really my decision. I don't own 'Downton Abbey' now.

"NBC Universal [which owns Carnival Films] owns Downton Abbey. So I could walk away. But I wouldn't walk away. It's too much my baby."