'Downton Abbey's' Allen Leech on Season 3, his nickname for Maggie Smith and more


PBS Masterpiece has been hosting a series of chats with various "Downton Abbey" cast members in recent weeks. You can read the highlights from Hugh Bonneville's chat here and the highlights from the chat with Laura Carmichael here. But Monday, Feb. 13 the chat was with Allen Leech, who plays Branson. Leech is clearly very tech-savvy (his Twitter is always abuzz), so his chat was able to cram in a lot of questions during the hour timeframe. As such, we've included most of them here in Q&A format.Did you have any idea of how your character Branson would develop when you you joined the show"Not at all! i wasn't even option for any of the following series so it was a great surprise to be back for season 2."Did you get any background about Branson's life? Where he grew up? Religion? How he came to become political? "Julian Fellows and myself created some of the...



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