“Downton Abbey” is Getting Fuller

Downton Abbey's Sophie McShera, Michelle Dockery, Lesley Nicol, Joanne Froggatt and Allen Leech. Photo by Kristina Bumphrey/StarPix/REX/Shutterstock (9228387ca)

Some of Britain’s finest acting stock is making its way to Downton.

With the film production of Downton Abbey set to start shooting very soon (and us still giddy with excitement!), we are thrilled to hear that Imelda Staunton has joined the cast.

It is not yet known whether the Harry Potter actress will be amongst the grand lords and ladies of the house which include Dowager Countess Maggie Smith, Lady Mary played by Michelle Dockery or the Earl of Grantham that is Hugh Bonneville; or below with the staff of Jim Carter who portrays Carlson (and is her real-life husband!), Phyllis Logan’s Mrs. Hughes, and lady’s maid Anna who is brought to Joanne Froggatt.

What we do know, however, is that Imelda will be joined by Geraldine James from Sherlock Holmes, Sense8 actress Tuppence Middleton, Killing Eve actor David Haig, Peaky Blinders star Kate Phillips, and Stephen Campbell Moore of The Last Poet.

Sounds like a rather grand dinner party!