Gary Carr joins Downton Abbey series 4 as Jack Ross *SPOILERS*

Gary Carr

ITV has announced that Gary Carr (Death in Paradise, Bluestone 42), has joined the cast of the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama, Downton Abbey.

Carr will play a jazz singer called Jack Ross, a charming and charismatic young man. He joins new cast members Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Tom Cullen, Julian Ovenden, Nigel Harman, Joanna David and Dame Harriet Walter who are all set to star in the fourth series.

Carnival Films’ Managing Director, Gareth Neame said, “We are delighted to introduce another fantastic, dynamic character to Downton Abbey. His addition will bring interesting twists to the drama which we can’t wait for viewers to see in Series 4”.

As well as filming an eight-part fourth series, Downton Abbey will return at Christmas 2013 with another feature length episode. The new series will see the return of Shirley MacLaine as Martha Levinson alongside series regulars Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery and Jim Carter.


In the UK, Series 3 of Downton Abbey continued to hit new ratings highs, and was the most watched drama of 2012, averaging 11.9 million consolidated viewers. Downton Abbey also broke records in the US recently with the Series 3 Season finale, by beating all broadcast and cable competition to become the highest rated show on American television that evening. The series, which aired on Masterpiece on PBS averaged11.5 million viewers, with the finale averaging 12.3 million viewers.

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One Response to “Gary Carr joins Downton Abbey series 4 as Jack Ross *SPOILERS*”

  1. Pearl Duncan says:

    Yes, excellent news but I would like to add one point — there are African Americans and Caribbeans who are related as descendants of British nobles and royals. Here is an article about rare black American ancestors who were related and who were involved with one of the castles in “Downton Abbey.” Jack Ross should be added to the cast, not only as a jazz musician, but as someone who is related to the upstairs family or their fellow aristocrats. Fascinating. Now that’s a mystery. Here’s the article: