‘The Tudors’ star has secret role in the ‘Downton Abbey’ movie

The Downton Abbey movie will feature another familiar face for British period drama fans.

Written by Downton creator Julian Fellowes, the movie began filming last September with almost the entire main cast of the TV show reprising their roles.

A host of brand new cast members were also announced, including Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter), Geraldine James (Anne of Green Gables), Simon Jones (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), Tuppence Middleton (The Lady Vanishes), Kate Phillips (Peaky Blinders), Stephen Campbell Moore (The History Boys) and David Haig (Four Weddings & a Funeral).

However, another actor in the movie who wasn’t announced in the original press release last autumn is Max Brown.

The 38-year-old Yorkshire-born actor is best known for playing Edward Seymour in three seasons of The Tudors.

He’s also appeared in The Royals, Spooks, Foyle’s War, Mistresses, Sleepy Hollow and Heartbeat.

Interestingly, he’s the only actor in the Downton Abbey movie whose character name remains a mystery.

Could Max Brown be playing a secret long-lost relative?

A photo posted on his Instagram account during the film’s shoot suggests that his character will be seen downstairs at Downton.


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The Downton Abbey movie arrives in cinemas this September.

While the film’s plot has been kept under wraps so far, the latest trailer has hinted at some very special Royal visitors.

Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection DVD box set is available on Amazon.