New Cast Members for Season Five of Downton Abbey

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With the news in January of Downton Abbey returning for a fifth season, new cast members are now also being announced.

Richard E. Grant will be joining the show as Simon Bricker who visits Downton as a guest of the Granthams,  Anna Chancellor (most widely known for her roles in The Hour and Four Weddings and a Funeral) joins as a guest role, playing Lady Anstruther.  Rade Sherbedgia will play a Russian refugee who has fled the Russian Revolution after the First World War, whilst Dame Harriet Walter will reprise her role as Lady Shackleton. Peter Egan will also return to Downton as Lord Flintshire.

We are delighted to welcome these talented actors to the world of Downton. The characters they play are set to bring yet more excitement and intrigue to the show – Downton’s Executive Producer, Gareth Neame

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