Richard E. Grant joins Downton Abbey

Richard E. Grant joins Downton Abbey

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.

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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