British Downton Abbey Cast List

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Downton Abbey cast list, including photos of the actors when available. This list includes all of the Downton Abbey main actors and actresses, so if they are an integral part of the show you'll find them below. You can various bits of trivia about these Downton Abbey stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from Downton Abbey focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on Downton Abbey that are on here as well.

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Allen Leech is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Allen Leech Downton Abbey, Rome, Love Is the Drug - Allen Leech, and known in his early career by his birth name Alan Leech, is an Irish stage, television and film actor. A native of Killiney, Leech made his professional acting debut with a small ...more

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Amy Nuttall is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Amy Nuttall Downton Abbey - Amy Nuttall is an English actress and singer known for playing Chloe Atkinson in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale from 2000 until 2005, and housemaid Ethel Parks in ITV period drama Downton Abbey.

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Brendan Coyle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Brendan Coyle Downton Abbey, North and South, North & South - Brendan Coyle is an English actor. He is well known to television audiences for playing Nicholas Higgins in the miniseries North & South, Robert Timmins in the first three series of Lark ...more

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Dan Stevens is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Dan Stevens Downton Abbey - Daniel Jonathan "Dan" Stevens is an English actor. He is best known internationally for his role as Matthew Crawley in the British period drama television series Downton Abbey.

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David Robb is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
David Robb Downton Abbey, The Glittering Prizes, The Flame Trees of Thika - David Robb is a Scottish actor. Robb has starred in various British films and television shows, including films such as Swing Kids and Hellbound. He is well known for playing Germanicus in the ...more

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Elizabeth McGovern is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Elizabeth McGovern Downton Abbey, Freezing, The Brotherhood of Poland - Elizabeth Lee McGovern is an American film, television, and theater actress, and musician. McGovern received an Academy Award nomination for her role as Evelyn Nesbit in the 1981 film Ragtime. ...more

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Hugh Bonneville is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Hugh Bonneville Downton Abbey, Doctor Zhivago, Lost in Austen - Hugh Richard Bonneville Williams, known professionally as Hugh Bonneville, is an English stage, film, television and radio actor, who is best known for playing Robert Crawley in the ITV period ...more

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Iain Glen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Iain Glen Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Agatha Christie's Poirot - Iain Glen is a Scottish film, television, and stage actor. Glen is best known for his roles in the Resident Evil films and for portraying Ser Jorah Mormont on Game of Thrones.

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Jim Carter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Jim Carter Downton Abbey, Red Riding, Dinotopia - Jim Carter is an English actor. Carter's film credits include Top Secret!, A Month in the Country, A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia, The Madness of King George, Richard III, Brassed Off, ...more

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Joanne Froggatt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Joanne Froggatt Downton Abbey, The Royle Family, Robin Hood - Joanne Froggatt is an English actress of stage, television, and film. Since 2010, she has appeared as lady's maid Anna Bates in the period drama Downton Abbey. For this role, she has received ...more

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Maggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Maggie Smith Downton Abbey, Talking Heads, David Copperfield - Dame Margaret Natalie Smith, CH, DBE is an English actress. She made her stage debut in 1952 and has had an extensive, varied career in stage, film and television spanning over sixty years. ...more

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Michelle Dockery is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Michelle Dockery Downton Abbey, Hogfather, Terry Pratchett's Hogfather - Michelle Suzanne Dockery is an English actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Lady Mary Crawley in the ITV drama series Downton Abbey, for which she has been nominated for three ...more

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Penelope Wilton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Penelope Wilton Downton Abbey, Ever Decreasing Circles, Talking Heads - Penelope Alice Wilton, OBE is an English actress of stage, film, and TV. She starred opposite Richard Briers in the BBC situation comedy Ever Decreasing Circles. She has also appeared in Doctor ...more

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Phyllis Logan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Phyllis Logan Downton Abbey, Lovejoy, Invasion: Earth - Phyllis Margaret Logan is a Scottish actress.

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Robert Bathurst is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Robert Bathurst Downton Abbey, The Pillars of the Earth, Emma - Robert Guy Bathurst is an English actor. Bathurst was born in the Gold Coast in 1957, where his father was working as a management consultant. His family moved to Dublin, Ireland, in 1959 and ...more

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Rob James-Collier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Rob James-Collier Downton Abbey, Coronation Street - Robert James-Collier is a British actor and model. He is known for his roles as Liam Connor in Coronation Street and as Thomas Barrow in Downton Abbey.

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Samantha Bond is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Samantha Bond Downton Abbey, Outnumbered, Lark Rise to Candleford - Samantha Bond is an English actress best known for her roles as Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond films during the Pierce Brosnan years, as Auntie Angela in the BBC comedy Outnumbered, as Lady ...more

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Siobhan Finneran is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Siobhan Finneran Downton Abbey, Benidorm, Apparitions - Siobhan Finneran is an English television and film actress. She is known for her regular roles in the BBC drama Clocking Off, ITV comedy Benidorm, ITV drama Downton Abbey and BBC drama Happy ...more

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Shirley MacLaine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Shirley MacLaine Downton Abbey, Shirley's World, The Sid Caesar Show - Shirley MacLean Beaty, known professionally as Shirley MacLaine, is an American film, television and theater actress, singer, dancer, activist and author. She has won one Academy Award, five ...more

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Lesley Nicol is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Lesley Nicol Downton Abbey, The Chronicles of Narnia - Lesley Nicol is an English actress who is best known for her starring role as Mrs. Patmore in the ITV drama series Downton Abbey, and for her roles as Mrs. Beaver in the 1988 BBC adaptation of ...more

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Kevin Doyle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Kevin Doyle Downton Abbey, Viva Blackpool, The Lakes - Kevin Doyle is an English actor, born in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. He is known for many roles, including in the TV series The Lakes, Coronation Street, and The Crimson Field. Doyle played Joseph ...more

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Ed Speleers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Ed Speleers Downton Abbey, Echo Beach - Edward John "Ed" Speleers is an English actor and producer. He is best known for playing the title role in the 2006 film Eragon, as well as starring in Golden Globe and Emmy ...more

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Sophie McShera is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Sophie McShera Downton Abbey, Waterloo Road - Sophie McShera is an English actress. She is known for playing 6th Form student Ros McCain in the fifth series of BBC drama Waterloo Road and for playing kitchen maid Daisy Mason in Golden Globe ...more

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Jessica Brown Findlay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Jessica Brown Findlay Downton Abbey, Labyrinth, Jamaica Inn - Jessica Rose Brown-Findlay, known professionally as Jessica Brown Findlay, is an English actress, best known for playing Lady Sybil Crawley in the ITV series Downton Abbey and Emelia Conan-Doyle ...more

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Laura Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Laura Carmichael Downton Abbey - Laura Elizabeth Carmichael is an English actress, most widely known for her role as Lady Edith Crawley in the TV period drama series Downton Abbey.

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Thomas Howes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Thomas Howes Downton Abbey - Thomas Howes is an actor.

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Zoe Boyle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Zoe Boyle Downton Abbey, The Astronaut Wives Club, Breathless -

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Rose Leslie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Rose Leslie Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey - Rose Leslie is a Scottish actress best known for her portrayals of Ygritte in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones and Gwen Dawson in the ITV Network drama series Downton Abbey.

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Lily James is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Lily James Downton Abbey - Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson, better known by her stage name Lily James, is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Lady Rose MacClare in the period drama Downton Abbey, and the ...more

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Matt Milne is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Matt Milne Downton Abbey - Matthew Neil Milne is an English actor, who is best known for his role as Andrew Easton in War Horse, and his role as Alfred Nugent in Downton Abbey.

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Cara Theobold is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Cara Theobold Downton Abbey - Cara Theobold is an actress.