‘Downton Abbey’ star plays synchronised swimmer in new comedy – watch the trailer!

Jim Carter, best known as Downton Abbey‘s Mr Carson, has a new British comedy movie out next month.

Directed by Oliver Parker (Dad’s Army, St. Trinian’s), the film also stars comedian Rob Brydon, alongside Rupert Graves (Sherlock), Adeel Akhtar (Victoria & Abdul), Jane Horrocks (Little Voice), Daniel Mays (Line of Duty) and Charlotte Riley (Peaky Blinders).

The official synopsis for Swimming With Men reads: “Faced with a full-blown mid-life crisis, accountant Eric (Rob Brydon) joins an all-male group of synchronised swimmers, discovering that making patterns in a pool can, for a couple of hours at least, smooth out the bumps in his work and marriage.

“Initially keeping their personal lives in the locker, the ramshackle squad and coach Susan (Charlotte Riley) slowly learn to reveal their inner lives, as well as their paunches. But can they get their lives and routines in sync as they embark on an unlikely journey to Milan to compete in the World Championship?”

Watch the trailer:

Swimming With Men will be released in UK cinemas on Friday 6 July.