Six cast members joining 'Downton Abbey'


The casting carousel of Downton Abbey continues to spin, as six new faces are hopping aboard for the series' upcoming fourth season.

Joining the cast are Lord Gillingham (played by Tom Cullen), who has a history with Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery); Nigel Harman as visiting valet Green; Dame Harriet Walters as Lady Shackleton, a friend of the Dowager (Maggie Smith); Dame Kiri Te Kanawa as a singing house guest; Joanna David as the Duchess of Yeovil; and Julian Ovendenas as aristrocrat Charles Blake.

In addition to these new castings, today TV Rage has already told you that Shirley MacLaine will be returning to the series in her role as Martha Levinson, the mother of Cora (Elizabeth McGovern), while maid O'Brien (Siobhan Finneran) will be leaving the series.

"Downton Abbey has seen many great characters visit the house over the years and we couldn't be more thrilled to welcome the new faces that will be joining the regular cast of Downton in series 4,” series executive producer Gareth Neame said. “We hope audiences will be as excited about them as we are."

The series airs in the United Kingdom on ITV, while American audiences get it on PBS. The series has won nine Emmy Awards, two Golden Globes and a Screen Actor's Guild Award for ensemble cast.


- Downton Abbey

Written by: Hamatosan
Mar 2nd, 2013, 8:21 pm

Images courtesy of ITV1

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