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The fourth series of Downton Abbey left us all wondering which of her new suitors Lady Mary would pick to be her husband. Having had proposals from both Tony Gillingham (Tom Cullen) and Charles Blake (Julian Ovenden) at the end of the last series, it really did seem like the widow was spoilt for choice.
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: Michelle Dockery WILL get closer to Tom Branson, but don’t expect romance! Drama
After the death of both their partners last year in Downton Abbey, many people pondered the thought of a surprise relationship between Lady Mary and Tom Branson in the upcoming series, and it seems that they would have been right – kind of! Former Chauffeur Tom Branson (Allen Leech) literally moved mountains to be with his one true love, Lady Sybil (Jessica Brown-Findlay), with every member of her family, and his friends against the idea from the very start. But true love conquered all and
Downton Abbey: Holby City’s Tom Chambers was turned down for the role of Lady Mary’s love interest because he wasn’t posh enough! Drama
After months of rumours surrounding former Holby City star Tom Chambers casting in Downton Abbey, the actor has revealed that he was turned down for the role of Lady Mary’s new love interest, because show bosses didn’t think he was posh enough! As we reported earlier this year, Chambers had been linked to the role of a new love interest for Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery), who was widowed last series when her husband Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens) was killed off in a Christmas Day car
With the entire world still getting over the deaths of Lady Sybil and Matthew Crawley and the announcement that ladies maid O’Brien would be leaving the great house for pastures new, Brendan Coyle has declared that series four of Downton Abbey will be the best yet! Last year saw the departure of the two beloved characters as the cast’s original 3 series contracts came to an end, with many an open door proving too tempting for some of the them who had revelled in the world-wide acclai
Downton Abbey Series 4: Shirley MacLaine IS returning as Martha Levinson, and opera singer Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is making a cameo too! Drama
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
Downton Abbey Series 4: Lady Mary’s love interest is cast, but is it Tom Cullen, Julian Ovenden or former EastEnder Nigel Harman? Drama
After months of searching it would seem that bosses at Downton Abbey have finally found a suitable actor to play a new love interest for Lady Mary, but with three new male actors being cast, the question remains which one will be Mr Right? Bosses at Downton Abbey confirmed earlier this year how, after the untimely death of Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens), his widow Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) would be finding a new male companion in the fourth series, which has just begun filming.