A new actress has been added to the cast of Downton Abbey series 5 as filming continues in the United Kingdom.
The Royle Family actress Sue Johnston has been cast as Denker, a lady’s maid to Violet, who’s played by Maggie Smith.
As usual, the plot surrounding this particular role is being held close to the vest to prevent spoilers. If we were to speculate, one could assume that Violet won’t take too kindly to a new lady maid. We can imagine many a quip being thrown towards the new employee. Or, maybe Violet will be happy to have someone new in the home? Only time will tell what series creator Julian Fellowes is up to with this new character.
Will Violet love or loathe this new character?
A small handful of other new cast members were announced in February including 24 alum Rade Sherbedgia who will play a “Russian refugee, Kuragin, who has fled the Russian revolution after the First World War.”
Downton Abbey series 5 will premiere this fall on ITV in the United Kingdom. Americans will have to wait until early 2015 to watch the new episodes on PBS.
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