Welsh actor Tom Cullen will play
Welsh actor Tom Cullen will play Anthony Foyle, Lord Gillingham, an old family friend of the Crawleys who visits Downton as a party guest. Look for him to set his romantic sights on Lady Mary.
Julian Ovenden, pictured here with Finding Neverland co-star Rosalie Craig, will play aristocrat Charles Blake.
British actor Gary Carr will join the cast as the show’s first black character. Starring as American jazz singer Jack Ross, Gary’s likely to make some much-needed waves in Downton life. He may even be
British actor Gary Carr will join the cast as the show’s first black character. Starring as American jazz singer Jack Ross, Gary’s likely to make some much-needed waves in Downton life. He may even be the love interest for rebellious Crawley cousin Lady Rose MacClare.
Former EastEnders star Nigel Harman will play Mr. Green, a new valet.
This 28-year-old British bombshell will spice up life for the chauffeur of our hearts, Tom Branson
This 28-year-old British bombshell will spice up life for the chauffeur of our hearts, Tom Branson (Allen Leech). Daisy’s no stranger to the work of Julian Fellowes; she starred alongside fellow Downton stars Hugh Bonneville (Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham) and Maggie Smith (Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess) in the 2009 film From Time to Time, which Jules wrote. Prepare to be seduced, Tommy boy!
It's an American invasion! During Season 4, our favorite Brits will be visited by Cora Craw ...
It's an American invasion! During Season 4, our favorite Brits will be visited by Cora Crawley's ;(Elizabeth McGovern) ;free-spirited, "playboy" brother ;Harold Levinson, played by goofy ;Sideways ;and ;Cinderella Man ;actor Paul Giamatti. But there's a twist. Paul's character won't be appearing until the Season 4 finale, when he'll join his mother, Martha (Shirley MacLaine) in causing some ;turmoil ;for the Grantham family. Yikes.
New Zealand-born soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa will appear as a guest who sings at Downton.
Dame Harriet Walter will play Lady Shackleton, an old friend of the Dowager.
Downton Abbey’s upcoming fourth season will feature new blood — a necessity considering Season 3 killed off both Lady Sybil Crawley ;(Jessica Brown Findlay) and Matthew Crawley ;(Dan Stevens), ;and O'Brien (Siobhan Finneran) ;is ;poised to find work elsewhere.
According to a PBS press release, the new characters include a valet, an old friend of the Dowager, and a love interest for widowed Lady Mary. And our own sleuthing uncovered so many more we couldn't fit them all here!Click through to meet the Downton newbies!
09.14.2013 / 08:30 PM EDT by Laura Case
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