‘Downton Abbey’ Enlists ‘Girls,’ ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ Actors for Season 5

“Downton Abbey” has enlisted “Girls” and “Gosford Park” actor Richard E. Grant to play a guest of the Granthams in Season 5. The characters filling out the household next season will also include a Russian refugee, PBS’ “Masterpiece” announced.

Grant, who also appeared in “Doctor Who,” will play Simon Bricker. Anna Chancellor (“The Hour,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral”) joins in a guest role, playing Lady Anstruther, and Rade Sherbedgia (“Eyes Wide Shut,” “24?) will plays the Russian visitor.




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