We’ve often wondered, how many footmen does one estate need? Now that bad boy Thomas is movin’ on up(stairs) to Lord Grantham’s side as his valet, Downton Abbey requires more help. They’ve already found one replacement in O’Brien’s nephew (Matt Milne), and The Hollywood Reporter learned that another new face will soon be joining the manor downstairs.
Ed Speleers will play Jimmy starting with Season 3’s first episode. Ed is British born and bred, so the accent shouldn’t be a problem for him. The 24-year-old is best known for his role in Eragon, but we’re excited to see if he’s more like nice guy William or scheming Thomas in his new DA role. That said, we’ve got quite a while to wait before we see his Downton debut!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter