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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

    Downton Abbey, Rome
    Allen Leech (born 18 May 1981) is an Irish actor best known for his role as Tom Branson on the historical drama series Downton Abbey. He made his professional acting debut with a small part in a 1998...  more
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    Amy Nuttall

    Downton Abbey
    Amy Abigail Nuttall (born 7 June 1982) 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...  more
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    Brendan Coyle

    Downton Abbey, North and South
    Brendan Coyle (born David Coyle; 2 December 1963) is an English-Irish actor. He won the Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role for The Weir in 1999. He also played Nicholas Higgins...  more
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    Dan Stevens

    Downton Abbey
    Daniel Jonathan Stevens (born 10 October 1982) is an English actor. He first drew international attention for his role as Matthew Crawley in the ITV acclaimed period drama series Downton Abbey...  more
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    David Robb

    Downton Abbey, The Glittering Prizes
    David Robb (born 23 August 1947) 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...  more
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    Elizabeth McGovern

    Downton Abbey, Freezing
    Elizabeth Lee McGovern (born July 18, 1961) is an American film, television, and theater actor, and musician. She received an Academy Award nomination for her role as Evelyn Nesbit in the 1981 film...  more
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    Hugh Bonneville

    Downton Abbey, Doctor Zhivago
    Hugh Richard Bonneville Williams (born 10 November 1963) is an English actor. He is best known for playing Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham in the ITV historical drama series Downton Abbey and Mr....  more
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    Iain Glen

    Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey
    Iain Glen (born 24 June 1961) is a Scottish actor. Glen is best known for his roles as Dr. Alexander Isaacs/Tyrant in three films of the Resident Evil film series (2004–2016) and as Ser Jorah Mormont...  more
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    Jim Carter

    Downton Abbey, Red Riding
    James Edward Carter, (born August 19, 1948) is an English actor. Carter's film credits include Top Secret! (1984), A Month in the Country (1987), A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1992), The...  more
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    Joanne Froggatt

    Downton Abbey, The Royle Family
    Joanne Froggatt (born 23 August 1980) is an English actress of stage, television, and film. From 2010, she played lady's maid Anna Bates in all six seasons of the period drama Downton Abbey. For this...  more
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    Maggie Smith

    Downton Abbey, Talking Heads
    Dame Margaret Natalie Smith (born 28 December 1934) is an English actress. She has had an extensive, varied career on stage, film, and television, spanning over 67 years. Smith has appeared in more...  more
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    Michelle Dockery

    Downton Abbey, Hogfather
    Michelle Suzanne Dockery (born 15 December 1981) is an English actress and singer. She is most widely known for her leading performance as Lady Mary Crawley in the ITV (UK) and PBS (U.S.) television...  more
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    Penelope Wilton

    Downton Abbey, Ever Decreasing Circles
    Dame Penelope Alice Wilton (born 3 June 1946) is an English actress. She is known for starring opposite Richard Briers in the BBC sitcom Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–89); playing Homily in The...  more
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    Phyllis Logan

    Downton Abbey, Lovejoy
    Phyllis Logan (born 11 January 1956) is a Scottish actress, known for playing Lady Jane Felsham in Lovejoy (1986–93) and Mrs Hughes (later Carson) in Downton Abbey (2010–15). She won the BAFTA Award...  more
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    Robert Bathurst

    Downton Abbey, The Pillars of the Earth
    Robert Guy Bathurst (born 22 February 1957) is an English actor. Bathurst was born in the Gold Coast in 1957, where his father was working as a management consultant. In 1959 his family moved to...  more
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    Rob James-Collier

    Downton Abbey, Coronation Street
    Robert James-Collier (born 1976)is an English actor and model. He is known for his roles as Thomas Barrow in Downton Abbey and as Liam Connor in Coronation Street....  more
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    Samantha Bond

    Downton Abbey, Outnumbered
    Samantha Bond (born 27 November 1961) is an English actress, perhaps best known for playing Miss Moneypenny in four James Bond films during the series' Pierce Brosnan years, and for her role on...  more
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    Siobhan Finneran

    Downton Abbey, Benidorm
    Siobhan Margaret Finneran (born 27 April 1966) is an English actress. She made her screen debut in the 1987 independent film Rita, Sue and Bob Too, and subsequently worked consistently in television...  more
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    Shirley MacLaine

    Downton Abbey, Shirley's World
    Shirley MacLaine (born Shirley MacLean Beaty; April 24, 1934) is an American film, television, and theater actress, singer, dancer, activist, and author. An Academy Award winner, MacLaine received...  more
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    Lesley Nicol

    Downton Abbey, The Chronicles of Narnia
    Lesley Nicol (born c. 1953 in Manchester) is an English actress and three-time SAG Award-winner who is known for her starring role as Beryl Patmore in the ITV and PBS drama TV series Downton...  more
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    Kevin Doyle

    Downton Abbey, Viva Blackpool
    Kevin Doyle (born 10 April 1960) is an English actor. He is known for many roles, including DS John Wadsworth in Happy Valley and in the TV series The Lakes (as the character John Parr), Coronation...  more
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    Ed Speleers

    Downton Abbey, Echo Beach
    Edward John "Ed" Speleers (born 7 April 1988) 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 the TV series Downton...  more
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    Sophie McShera

    Downton Abbey, Waterloo Road
    Sophie McShera (born 1985) is an English actress. She is known for her roles as Ros McCain in the fifth series of the BBC television series Waterloo Road, as Daisy Mason in the ITV television series...  more
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    Jessica Brown Findlay

    Downton Abbey, Labyrinth
    Jessica Rose Brown Findlay (born 14 September 1989) is an English actress, most widely known for her role as Lady Sybil Crawley in the ITV television period drama series Downton Abbey, and for her...  more
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    Laura Carmichael

    Downton Abbey
    Laura Elizabeth Carmichael (born 16 July 1986) is an English actress, most widely known for her performance as Lady Edith Crawley in the ITV (UK) and PBS (US) television period drama series Downton...  more