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Downton Abbey Season 5: Meet the New Cast Members!

Season 5 of Downton Abbey starts filming later this month, so it only makes sense that the names of some guests of the Crawleys are starting to roll in — and the actors behind them! Nobody's joining the family or the staff quite yet, but we know we're going to meet a close friend of the Granthams, a lady of noble birth from a similar family, and a Russian refugee. Exciting!

Some Season 5 guest stars we've already met, like Dame Harriet Walter as Lady Shackleton, and Peter Egan as Lord Flintshire. But there's a grip of stars that are brand new — although one of them has a familiar name.

While we expect more info to arrive as filming gets underway, right now we have the deets on three new characters and the actors behind them. Want to see who will be joining Downton Abbey for Season 5? Read on!

02.17.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Sarah Anne Lloyd
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