The Downton Abbey movie is getting every closer, with only five weeks left to wait now!
However, fans still know surprisingly little about the new characters who’ll be making their debut in the film.
It was confirmed earlier this year that comedy actor Simon Jones is playing King George V, alongside Geraldine James (Anne with an E) as Queen Mary.
However, very little is known about Tuppence Middleton’s character.
The 32-year-old English actress has previously appeared in The Imitation Game, Dickensian and War & Peace.
Discussing what it was like joining such an established cast, Middleton told Harper’s Bazaar UK: “You do sort of worry, going into something as big as this, that that it will be cliquey, or the fans won’t accept you, and that any number of things can go wrong.
“But it was so welcoming, and everyone was glad to see some new faces, and for these new characters to come in and affect the lives of some of the beloved characters that have been in the show for years. It adds fresh energy to it I think.”
She added: “It’s such an iconic cast. Sitting at the table read, it was really amazing seeing these faces that I’ve admired for as long as I’ve been working, and even before that, so it was great experience.”
Middleton also revealed some exciting details about her character: “I play Lucy Smith, she’s the maid of Lady Bagshawe’s [played by Imelda Staunton], and she travels with her to visit Downton along with the royal family.”
She hinted: “So there’s this whole new group of people that come in, and the Downton regulars have to manage all these new personalities.”
Most intriguingly, Middleton teased: “And she also possibly has a little love story with someone…”
Could her character be the rumoured new love interest for Tom Branson?
Allen Leech, who plays Tom, admitted earlier this year: “I felt, and I think a lot of the fans felt, that Tom never got the ending he deserved. I am happy to say I think he does in this.”
We think Lucy could be a good match for Tom!
Another character who is set to find love in the movie is Thomas Barrow, at last.
The Downton Abbey film is released in the UK on Friday 13th September and in the USA on Friday 20th September.
One of the stars of the TV series recently announced that her character has been cut from the movie.
Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection DVD box set is available on Amazon.