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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Downton Abbey, Rome, Love Is the Drug
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 ...more
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Amy Nuttall is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
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 ...more
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Brendan Coyle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Downton Abbey, North and South, North & 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 ...more
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Dan Stevens is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
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 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Downton Abbey, The Glittering Prizes, The Flame Trees of Thika
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 ...more
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Elizabeth McGovern is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Downton Abbey, Freezing, The Brotherhood of Poland
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 ...more
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Hugh Bonneville is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Downton Abbey, Doctor Zhivago, Lost in Austen
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 ...more
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Iain Glen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Agatha Christie's Poirot
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 ...more
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Jim Carter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Downton Abbey, Red Riding, Dinotopia
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), ...more
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Joanne Froggatt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Downton Abbey, The Royle Family, Robin Hood
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 ...more
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Maggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Downton Abbey, Talking Heads, David Copperfield
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
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Michelle Dockery is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Downton Abbey, Hogfather, Terry Pratchett's 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.) ...more
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Penelope Wilton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Downton Abbey, Ever Decreasing Circles, Talking Heads
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 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Downton Abbey, Lovejoy, Invasion: Earth
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 ...more
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Robert Bathurst is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Downton Abbey, The Pillars of the Earth, Emma
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 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
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.
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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 (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 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Siobhan Finneran Downton Abbey, Benidorm, Apparitions
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 ...more
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Shirley MacLaine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Downton Abbey, Shirley's World, The Sid Caesar Show
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 ...more
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Lesley Nicol is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
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 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Downton Abbey, Viva Blackpool, The Lakes
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), ...more
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Ed Speleers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
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 ...more
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Sophie McShera is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
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 ...more
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Jessica Brown Findlay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
Downton Abbey, Labyrinth, Jamaica Inn
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 ...more
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Laura Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Downton Abbey Cast List
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 ...more