There will be new characters coming to and through Downton Abbey for its fifth season! And the actors who portray them have quite the prior on-screen credit list including roles in Doctor Who, Four Wedding sand a Funeral and 24!
According to EW.com, “Richard E. Grant (Girls, Doctor Who), is joining the cast of the hit British drama as Simon Bricker, who visits ‘Downton’ as a guest of the Granthams. Anna Chancellor (The Hour, Four Weddings and a Funeral), will be playing the guest role of Lady Anstruther, and Rade Sherbedgia (Eyes Wide Shut, 24), playing a Russian refugee.
In addition, returning guest cast member Dame Harriet Walter will reprise her role as Lady Shackleton, along with Peter Egan, returning as Lord Flintshire.
So, how do you think these new “Downton” additions will mix it up with the upstairs/downstairs crew of the soap drama? Comment below!