Photo Flash: First Look - Branson Meets His New Love on DOWNTON ABBEY Season 4


Yesterday, BWW gave viewers an inside look at DOWNTON ABBEY's fourth season, currently filming in Bampton, Oxfordshire, Britain. (check out photos here) Today, additional photos reveal what appears to be a chance meeting between Allen Leech's 'Branson' and his potential new love interest, played by actress Daisy Lewis, who will become the widower's new live-in governess.

In the production images, Lewis is seen accidently dropping a a stack of papers as the gallant Branson swoops down to help her gather them up. The duo look into each other's eyes as it appears to be love at first sight. Check out the photos below and decide for yourself if love is indeed in the air at Downton!

Downton Abbey will return to Masterpiece on PBS on Sunday, January 5, 2014.

According to ITV, "Downton Abbey series four finds Lady Mary mourning her husband Matthew, who died six months earlier in a tragic car crash. Matthew had just visited his wife and new baby George in hospital and was returning to see his family when his car overturned killing the heir to Downton."

The cast of Season 4 will include the return of Shirley MacLaine as Martha Levinson as well as several new actors, including Paul Giamatti, Tom Cullen, Nigel Harman, Dame Harriet Walter, Joanna David, Julian Ovenden, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Gary Carr. They will join Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Joanne Froggatt, Brendan Coyle, and the rest of the large and beloved Downton Abbey "family."

Photos by Joan Wakeham/Rex / Rex USA

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