'Downton Abbey': Bates begins Season 3 in prison, says Brendan Coyle


Brendan Coyle is the latest participant in PBS' "Downton Abbey" chat sessions (read about Hugh Bonneville here, Laura Carmichael here and Allen Leech here). We separately addressed our new favorite theory that Coyle might have let slip - that Sir Richard killed Vera Bates - but here are some other highlights from the chat with Mr. Bates.What can we expect to see with this character ... in Season 3?"He begins series three in prison...I can't say anymore...honestly." Any other Season 3 details?"There is a wedding...or two?...Shirley MacLaine is amongst us....the scripts are superb...stick with us."Are you excited to be working with [Shirley MacLaine]? "I had the privilege of sitting beside @maclaineshirley at lunch yesterday...this casting is ingenious...she is much loved here,her scenes are brilliant and I can assure you she will be a dazzling addition to Downton Abbey." [Bates] may be a man of few words, but his countenance speaks volumes. Do you think that's...



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