Downton Abbey Adds Six New Cast Members

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Without giving away any spoilers for those who haven’t yet caught up with season three of Downton Abbey, season four is adding six new cast members. And Carnival Films and Masterpiece on PBS have also announced the return of Shirley MacLaine.
MacLaine will be back for the season four finale, reprising her role as Martha Levinson.
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 Abbey in Season 4. We hope audiences will be as excited about them as we are,” said Managing Director Carnival Films and Executive Producer Gareth Neame.”
Season 4 New Cast and Characters:
– Tom Cullen as Lord Gillingham, an old family friend of the Crawleys who visits the family as a guest for a house party
– Nigel Harman as Green, a valet
– Dame Harriet Walter as Lady Shackleton, an old friend of the Dowager
– Joanne David in a guest role as the Duchess of Yeovil
– Julian Ovenden as aristocrat Charles Blake
– Dame Kiri Te Kanawa as a guest who sings in the house
Source: Carnival Films and Masterpiece on PBS

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