Richard E. Grant joins Downton Abbey

Published Friday, 14 February 2014
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Richard E. Grant, Four Weddings & A Funeral star Anna Chancellor and Serbian actor Rade Sherbedgia have signed up to join the cast of Downton Abbey for the hit drama's upcoming fifth season.

Richard E. Grant joins Downton Abbey

Withnail & I star Grant will play a guest of Lord and Lady Grantham on the show, while Chancellor has been cast as Lady Anstruther. Sherbedgia will play a Russian refugee on the show.

Announcing the new cast members on Friday, executive producer Gareth Neame said: "The characters they play are set to bring yet more excitement and intrigue to the show.”

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