With filming underway on Downton Abbey 2, some new cast details have been revealed.
Joining “the entire Downton cast” in the sequel will be four new main characters.
While their roles haven’t yet been confirmed, we can tell you who the actors are.
First up we have Hugh Dancy, who starred as criminal profiler Will Graham in NBC’s Hannibal television series from 2013 until 2015.
The 45-year-old English actor has also appeared in David Copperfield, Daniel Deronda, The Jane Austen Book Club, Homeland, and Elizabeth I.
He’ll be joined by 35-year-old London-born actress Laura Haddock.
She’s best known for her roles in Da Vinci’s Demons, The Musketeers, Dancing on the Edge, Upstairs Downstairs, Ripper Street, Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Inbetweeners Movie.
Haddock is married to Peaky Blinders actor Sam Claflin in real life!
Next up is French star of film, television and stage, Nathalie Baye.
The 72-year-old actress has appeared in more than 80 movies, including Catch Me If You Can, Tell No One, and The Assistant.
Most recently, Baye appeared in Netflix’s crime drama series Criminal.
Finally, we have English actor Dominic West joining the Downton cast!
The 51-year-old star shot to fame as Jimmy McNulty in HBO’s The Wire.
Downton Abbey 2 will arrive in cinemas on Wednesday 22nd December.
Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski commented: “There’s no place like home for the holidays, and we can’t imagine a better gift than getting to reunite with Julian, Gareth, and the entire Downton family in 2021 to bring the Crawley’s back home for their fans.”
However, we’re yet to find out if Lady Rose will be back in Downton Abbey 2!
Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection box set is available on DVD on Amazon.