Nigel Harman Among New Cast Joining Downton Abbey Season 404 March 2013
Eastenders star joins the UK version of the period drama
Nigel Harman Among New Cast Joining Downton Abbey Season 4
It’s all change at Downton Abbey ahead of series four of the UK version of the period drama, with a couple of high profile actors stepping into the award-winning show.
It’s been revealed that joining the cast will be Eastenders man Nigel Harman as well as Tom Cullen – who you’ll recognize from Black Mirror if you’ve been watching the latest trilogy of Charlie Brooker’s warped modern-day drama. In Eastenders, Harman played Denis Rickman in the BBC One soap, but according to The Huffington Post, his transferral to the ITV drama will see him playing a visiting valet called Green. For Cullen meanwhile, he’s been cast as Lord Gillingham, who is apparently an old family friend who is also set to act as a new potential love interest for Lady Mary (played by Michelle Dockery.) Additionally, Dame Harriet Walters is set to join the cast as Lady Shackelton, who is a friend of Maggie Smith’s Dowager.
Nigel Harman [Left] will be joined by Tom Cullen [Right] in new Downton Abbey series
In more appearance news, it’s been revealed that the opera star Dame Kiri Te Kanawa will play a singing house guest (well we wouldn’t expect anything else), whilst guest appearances will also come from Joanna David and Julian Ovenden – who will play the Duchess Of Yeovil and a visiting aristocrat respectively. Sounds thrilling.