ITV’s new costume drama series, Downton Abbey, written and created by Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes and made by Carnival Films for ITV will star Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham, Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham and Elizabeth McGovern as Robert’s wife, Cora, Countess of Grantham.
They will lead an all-star cast, which also includes: Penelope Wilton, Dan Stevens, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Phyllis Logan, Lesley Nicol, Siobhan Finneran, Rob James Collier, Joanne Froggatt and Rose Leslie.
Set in an Edwardian country house in 1912, Downton Abbey will portray the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them.
PICTURED: THEO JAMES as Kemal Pamuk.
Photo: NICK BRIGGS/PBS
Downton Abbey’s Theo James — that’s Mr. Pamuk to you, or poor Mr. Pamuk to Mary — has been cast in Greg Berlanti’s CBS cop drama Golden Boy, TV Line reports. James replaces Ryan Phillippe, who dropped out of the show just a few weeks after signing on for it, as a police officer who’s rapidly, and maybe too rapidly, rising through the ranks. Does this casting mean the influx of Downton folk to American TV is finally happening? If so, can someone please cast Ethel (Amy Nuttall) in something?