Laura Carmichael reportedly secretly welcomed a baby boy with boyfriend Michael C Fox.
The Downton Abbey actress, 35, welcomed baby Luca in March last year with co-star Michael, 33, according to The Sun.
A source told the publication: ‘Laura and Michael love being parents and were grateful to have time away from the spotlight to enjoy the moment.
Congratulations! Laura Carmichael secretly welcomed baby boy with boyfriend Michael C Fox
“Laura took motherhood in her stride and it added another string to her bow. »
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Laura and Michael for comment.
The couple, who met while filming the fifth series of Downton Abbey, have been together since 2016 and moved in together two years ago.
Laura played hapless love affair Lady Edith Grantham in the ITV period drama while Michael played illiterate footman Andrew Parker.
Sweet: The Downton Abbey actress, 35, welcomed baby Luca in March last year with her 33-year-old co-star Michael (both pictured in October)
The couple keep their relationship fairly private, but made a rare appearance at the premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era earlier this week.
They posed for a series of beloved snaps together as they appeared arm in arm on the red carpet.
Speaking about her red carpet return, Laura said: “After so long in lockdown, walking the red carpet was a shock for all of us. I was terrified.’
Although the couple are keeping their romance a secret, Laura raved about how lucky she was to have met Michael on the set of Downton Abbey.
In 2019, she told Town and Country: “I fell in love and made some wonderful friends – how lucky am I? »
Throwback: The pair keep their relationship fairly private and secret, but made a rare appearance at the premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era earlier this week
Michael has also spoken about their relationship in the past, saying they like to separate their romance from their work at Downton.
“We were going to work and we didn’t want it to be a thing in any way when we were working together,” he told the Sunday Post.
“It was great, though, going to work with your best friend. »
Downton Abbey: A New Era received outstanding reviews after its theatrical release on Friday, with Brian Viner du – describing it as “the gift that keeps on giving”.
The latest episode of Downton Abbey saw the Crawley family travel to the south of France to uncover a mystery at a villa attributed to the Dowager Countess of Grantham, Violet Crawley, while an ambitious director planned to make a movie at Downton .
The trailer shows the Crawley family heading to the south of France to uncover a mystery at a villa attributed to the Dowager Countess of Grantham, Violet Crawley, while an ambitious director plans to make a movie in Downton.
It opens as fan favorite Violet [Dame Maggie]said: “I came into possession of a villa in the south of France.
She continues: “Years ago, before you were born. I met a man.
It turns out that the dowager Grantham and her lover “spent a few days together and he gave her a house”.
The Downton sequel saw the return of much-loved cast including Hugh, Michelle and Penelope Wilton.
Couple: Laura and Michael, who met while filming the fifth series of Downton Abbey, have been together since 2016 and moved in together two years ago
And it looks like there could be trouble in heaven for Lady Mary (Michelle) as she opens up about the struggles of marriage in the trailer.
Lady Mary is seen talking to Hugh’s character saying, “You don’t need me to tell you that marriage is a romance full of twists and turns along the way. »
The trailer also shows the estate becoming the setting for a movie, and a skinny mustachioed Dominic, who plays a 1920s Hollywood actor, becoming quite the heartthrob among the staff.
One of the cooks said, “There’s something about him, it’s like a wild animal ready to pounce.
Producer and director Mister Barber begins shooting the film – but the Earl of Grantham, Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville) is unimpressed with the fanfare.
‘I think it’s a horrible idea. Actresses in make-up and actors in just make-up,” he says as the scene cuts to the Hollywood cast interrupting everyday life at Downton.
The trailer also hinted that fans will finally get to see widower Tom Branson find love again with maid Lucy Smith, as the pair wed in romantic scenes.
Downton creator Julian Fellowes previously teased some details about the film, which is based on the acclaimed TV series.
Period Drama: Downton Abbey: A New Era received outstanding reviews after its release. Pictured: Elizabeth McGovern as Cora Grantham and Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith Hexham
Speaking about the project, Julian shared, “It really is a new era. As the 1920s progressed, the world changed in many ways. Everything from entertainment to transportation was really different in the late 20s. That’s what we’re referring to.
Julian sees the Downton films as an extension of the hit TV series, which ran for six seasons between 2010 and 2015, and he explained that the new film will pick up where the 2019 film left off.
He said: “As we know from the last movie, Mary may not be the titular head of the household, but she does run the show. We go further.
“We’re trying to mark the change – the fact that the Downton Crawleys are almost in the 1930s, which is just the beginning of the modern world. »
Cast: The sequel saw the return of the much-loved cast, including Hugh, Michelle and Penelope Wilton (LR) Samantha Bond, Douglas Reith, Harry Hadden-Paton, Laura Carmichael, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Penelope Wilton, Robert James Collier and Michael Fox