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On January 6, Oscar-winner Shirley MacLaine comes to DOWNTON ABBEY as Lady Cora's mother, Martha Levinson. Today, the cast stopped by ANDERSON LIVE and commented on what it was like working with the living legend. Check out their interview below!

The widely-acclaimed drama was officially renewed for a fourth season last month by ITV. The third season is set to air in January in the states. According to the British broadcaster, the fourth season will consist of eight episodes and an extended Christmas special, set to begin airing in the Fall of 2013 in the UK. The third season has just recently wrapped up. "Viewers can look forward to more drama, comedy, love, hatred, jealousy, rivalry, ambition, despair and romance," executive producer Gareth Neame said in a statement.

Written and created by Julian Fellowes, the series won an impressive six Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe in its first season. Recent honors for Season 2 include multi-category nominations from the Critics' Choice Awards and from the Television Critics Association.

The cast also includes Hugh Bonneville, Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Penelope Wilton, Joanne Froggatt, Brendan Coyle and a host of others, joined by Shirley MacLaine (Oscar for Best Actress, Terms of Endearment), who plays Martha Levinson, the very American mother of Cora, Countess of Grantham (McGovern).

VIDEO: DOWNTON ABBEY Cast on Series Newcomer Shirley MacLaine


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