The Dowager Duchess might have some competition next season for interesting one-liners as PBS has announce that six new cast members are joining the series. Shirley MacLaine is also set to return for season 4’s finale as Martha Levinson, much to the delight of many fans (her tiffs with Violet were EPIC). So far, the series has been racking up the awards with nine Emmys, two Golden Globes, and the highly coveted Screen Actors Guild Award for the ensemble, the first time a British television show has walked away with this award.
The new cast and the characters are:
Tom Cullenas Lord Gillingham, an old family friend of the
Crawleys who visits the family as a guest for a house party
Nigel Harmanas Green, a valet
Dame Harriet Walteras Lady Shackleton, an old friend of the
Joanne Davidin a guest role as the Duchess of Yeovil
Julian Ovendenas aristocrat Charles Blake
Dame Kiri Te Kanawaas a guest who sings in the house
Well, my fellow Downtonians, do any of these characters appeal to you as the new season starts production soon? Or will you still be missing some of your dearly departed characters (RIP Matthew & Sybil)?