Photo Flash: First Look - Maggie Smith & More on Set of DOWNTON ABBEY - Season 4
One of the most talked about shows on television, Downton Abbey will return to Masterpiece on PBS on Sunday, January 5, 2014. Below, check out shots of the cast filming the highly anticipated fourth season on set in Bampton, Oxfordshire, Britain.
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."
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