Julian Fellowes: I'd love a Downton Abbey film

Video report by ITV News Correspondent Nina Nannar

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes has said he hopes the hit ITV drama is turned into a film.

He told ITV News: "I won't be mysterious. If they decide to do it, I'll certainly do it. I think it'd be great."

The final series of Downton ended at New Year with many of the show's beloved characters getting a happy-ever-after.

And another of Fellowes' creations is about to hit TV screens.

Doctor Thorne is an adaptation of the Anthony Trollope novel, which Fellowes has long wanted to bring to the small screen.

It tells the story of Dr Thomas Thorne, who lives with his beautiful niece Mary, a girl blessed with every gift except money.

Mary has grown up with the Gresham sisters and their handsome brother Frank.

But when Lady Arabella Gresham discovers her son has fallen for Dr Thorne's penniless niece she is horrified and fears for their financial future.

Rebecca Front, Tom Hollander and Ian McShane star in Dr Thorne. Credit: ITV

The first episode of Doctor Thorne will air on ITV on Sunday March 6 at 9pm or watch it on the ITV Hub.