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Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt announces major new project and fans are over the moon

The actress revealed the exciting news on Instagram

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Francesca Shillcock
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Joanne Froggatt might be busy filming the highly-anticipated Downton Abbey sequel, but it seems the actress has plenty more exciting projects up her sleeve.

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The star, who's also known for her role in ITV's Liar, announced to her fans recently that she's recorded a voiceover for a brand new audiobook!

The Downton star shared a snippet of the story on an Instagram video and gave some detail in the caption. "Excited to share my audiobook narration of @lisajewelluk latest novel, The Night She Disappeared," she said, adding: "Many people are calling it her best thriller yet. You can download it now from @audible or @applebooks."

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Suffice to say, Joanne's followers were thrilled with the news and couldn't resist sharing their delight in the comments section. One person was particularly excited, writing: "I'm so thrilled one of my favorite actresses is narrating an Audible book!! Thank you. I'm downloading it now!"

Another was equally pleased, commenting: "I can't wait to listen to this! You always do so well with these." Meanwhile, a third wrote: "I'm already listening to it, you've done a BRILLIANT job - as always and the story is really good and exciting, absolutely love it."

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Joanne narrates thriller novel, The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell, £9.99, Amazon


Fans will also be pleased to hear that Joanne will soon be back on our screens for Downton Abbey 2. However, they'll be able to get their fix even sooner thanks to her brand new thriller, Angela Black, which is due out later this year.

The six-part series, set to air on ITV, sees Joanne play a suburban housewife whose perfect life is hiding some huge secrets. Game of Thrones actor Michiel Huisman will play Angela's husband, Olivier, while Samuel Adewunmi appears as private investigator Ed.

And that's not all – Joanne is also busy filming another upcoming drama, Sherwood, alongside The Missing's David Morrissey and Robert Glenister. The synopsis reads: "Sherwood is a contemporary drama at the heart of which lie two shocking and unexpected killings that shatter an already fractured community and spark a massive manhunt." 

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