It is the most anticipated British film of the year that the Count of Grantham and his family bring back four years after they left our television screens.
But the Downton Abbey movie is more than just a movie – it's the heart of the multi-million-pound merchandising industry because companies are looking for a little aristocratic luster to help sell their products.
Producers and distributors have concluded lucrative deals with companies that want to sell everything from tea bags to tiaras.
Prior to the release of the film on Friday, The Mail on Sunday offers a guide about the offer:
Mayfair jewelers Bentley and Skinner delivered no less than three tiara's for the film. One of the most stunning – pictured above – adorns the aristocratic bonce of The Dowager Countess of Grantham, played by Dame Maggie Smith
Diamonds are the best friend of a countess
Exclusive Mayfair jewelers Bentley and Skinner supplied no less than three tiara & # 39; s for the film.
One of the most stunning – pictured above – adorns the aristocratic bonce of The Dowager Countess of Grantham, played by Dame Maggie Smith.
It dates from around 1880 and contains 16.5 carat diamonds in a golden frame.
The company, which holds Royal Warrants for both the Queen and the Prince of Wales, has previously sold a tiara that was part of the Downton TV series and contained 45 carats for £ 145,000.
They also provided tiara & # 39; s for the film for Lady Cora Crawley, played by Elizabeth McGovern, and Lady Edith Pelham, played by Laura Carmichael.
The company holds Royal Warrants for both the Queen and the Prince of Wales. They also provided the film with tiara & # 39; s for Lady Cora Crawley, played by Elizabeth McGovern, and Lady Edith Pelham, played by Laura Carmichael
Live like a Lord – if you have his means
Americans love the historic elegance of Downton, and on the occasion of the release of the film, the chic Fairmont Hotel in Boston offers guests the chance to & # 39; like a Crawley & # 39; to live in a specially refurbished suite – for £ 1,000 a night.
Antique fittings include a candlestick telephone and a vintage silver tea set, while the hotel also offers an etiquette class entitled "Mind Your Manners Like Lady Mary".
Or you can pose with the real thing, because holders of a certain American credit card can pay £ 160 for a snap with actress Michelle Docherty, right, during the movie in New York on September 16.
In the meantime, Visit Britain has brought American journalists to film locations to encourage tourism.
The American company The Republic Of Tea offers upstairs and downstairs cuppas with Downton Abbey themed tea bags for £ 10 per can
Something is always brewing in Downton
The American company The Republic Of Tea offers upstairs and downstairs cuppas with its Downton Abbey-themed tea bags for £ 10 per can.
Lord & Lady Grantham & # 39; s Tea combines black tea with "rich, fragrant spices"; Bates' tea – named after servant John Bates and wife Anna – would be & # 39; plum pudding & # 39; mix with the & # 39; virtuous taste of vanilla & # 39 ;; and Violet & Mary & # 39; s Tea is described as a & # 39; willful cup & # 39; with notes of ginger and thyme.
Be a costume drama star
Highclere Castle – the breathtaking stately Hampshire home of Lord and Lady Carnarvon, where scenes from Downton Abbey are filmed – offers guided tours with a theme theme & costumes, cocktail and castle & # 39; through the house and grounds to tie to the movie for up to £ 115 per person.
The count and countess will judge the best costumes from the 1920s of those present.
Highclere Castle is the breathtaking stately Hampshire home of Lord and Lady Carnarvon, above. It also offers guided tours of the house with "costumes, cocktail and castle" and grounds for tying the film up to £ 115 per person
Do they really shop at Asda?
You may think Asda is too chic for the Granthams, but their formidable cook, Mrs. Patmore (Lesley Nicol), is the star of the current campaign & # 39; Dine like Downton & # 39; from the supermarket.
In the 30-second TV ad on the right, Mrs. Patmore is anxiously preparing for the arrival of royal guests – as in the movie's story – before being relieved to find a perfectly prepared roast beef plate and declaring: & # 39; Finally, quality I can rely on. & # 39;
Formidable chef Mrs Patmore (Lesley Nicol) is the star of the current campaign & # 39; Dine like Downton & # 39; for supermarket Asda
Use this chrome-plated Downton Abbey razor, which costs £ 65 from the New York company The Art of Shaving
A chic cupcake suitable for aristocracy
The American company Magnolia Bakery has made a £ 3.50 Downton Abbey cupcake, with both the cake and the buttercream made with Earl Gray tea with loose leaves.
Meanwhile, Scottish shortbread manufacturers Walkers are an official partner of the film and have organized a competition for American fans to visit Highclere.
As sharp as Violet's mind
Use this chromed Downton Abbey razor for a price of £ 65 from the New York company The Art of Shaving to help the real gentleman achieve the sleek look.
Their range also includes the Downton Abbey shaving brush, worth £ 130, and – for each phase of the process – pre-shave oil, shaving cream and post-shave balm.
The "officially inspired downton abbey spirts" range also contains a gin
Come in the real spirits of that time
After dinner, and the ladies are retired, why not open a bottle of Downton Abbey blended whiskey from the Yorkshire distillery Harrogate Tipple?
The assortment of "officially licensed Downton Abbey-inspired spirts" also includes a gin, right, with both drinks that are said to "evoke the tastes and style of the post-Edwardian era of the film."
Meanwhile, online retailer Lot 18 has produced three wines to celebrate the release of the film.
The Downton Abbey range consists of a Bordeaux rouge 2018, a Bordeaux blanc 2018 and a sparkling rose vin de France, from the oldest sparkling wine company in the Loire.
Each bottle has a silhouette of Highclere Castle and Crawley's family crest on the label.
For book lovers, Downton Abbey: The Official Film Companion of Emma Marriott (Headline, £ 25) offers a lavish photo gallery with interviews with the stars
All libraries with wooden panels need this
For book lovers, Downton Abbey: The Official Film Companion of Emma Marriott (Headline, £ 25) has a lavish photo gallery with interviews with the stars and a preface by the film writer Julian Fellowes, creator of the whole phenomenon.
There is also an official Downton Abbey Cookbook (Wilfred Owen, £ 25) from food historian Annie Gray, with more than 100 historical recipes suitable for Mrs. Patmore's kitchen, such as gratinated oysters, beef stew with dumplings and quail and watercress.
Many of the dishes were eaten or mentioned in the original TV series.
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