With the much-anticipated fourth series of Downton Abbey well underway, production wise, and with the promise of a different direction and new faces following the exits of three of the show’s most loved characters, we thought we would give you the opportunity to get acquainted with the new characters confirmed so far for the new series. Downton Abbey has achieved global popularity since hitting out ITV screens back in 2010, and was quickly cemented in the history books as one of this count
Downton Abbey Series 4: Shirley MacLaine IS returning as Martha Levinson, and opera singer Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is making a cameo too!
With all the recent chopping and changing of the Downton Abbey cast list, it has now been revealed that one face from last year who wasn’t expected to be returning, Shirley MacLaine, is set to reprise her role as Martha Levinson! We reported last month how show bosses had expressed a desire for Hollywood actress MacLaine, who plays the modern-world embracing mother of Lady Cora (Elizabeth McGovern) to make a return in series 4 of the hit ITV period drama, but that her busy schedule probabl