Paul Giamatti joins the Downton Abbey cast for season four

paul-giamattiAmerican actor Paul Giamatti will join Downton Abbey’s fourth season later this year.

Giamatti will join the scattering of Americans on the cast, playing the role of Harold Levinson, the “maverick playboy” brother of Cora (Elizabeth McGivern) and the son of Martha (Shirley MacLaine).

Carnival Films’ managing director, Gareth Neame said: “We’re excited that Paul Giamatti will be joining us on Downton to play Cora’s brother Harold, the rather free-spirited uncle to Mary and Edith.

“We can’t wait to see him work alongside Shirley Maclaine, who are both sure to upset the Grantham’s apple cart in this year’s Christmas Day episode.”

Giamatti join s other newcomer to the series in Kiwi Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Tom Cullen, Julian Ovenden, Nigel Harman, Joanna David and Dame Harriett Walter.

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