As the ITV drama prepares for its final series, BAFTA has announced it will pay tribute to Downton Abbey with a special event in August.
Members of the cast and crew of the show will attend the BAFTA Tribute on August 11 to help celebrate the outstanding global success of the programme. The Award will be presented in front of a live audience. It will be filmed and broadcast on ITV later this year.
Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of BAFTA, said: “I am delighted that BAFTA is paying tribute to Downton Abbey. Our tribute will take us backstage with the cast and crew to reveal what’s made it both a national treasure and a global phenomenon.”
Gareth Neame, the show’s Executive Producer said: “I speak for the entire cast and crew when I say how honoured we are that the Academy will recognise the show with this Special Award.
“Not only is Downton a much-loved show in Britain, it has had huge success in both the US and right around the world, waving the flag for Britain and our creative content and that’s why the BAFTA recognition means so much to us all.”