Downton Abbey Adds First Black Cast Member

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By Robyn Ross

Gary Carr will portray the first black character on Downton Abbey during its upcoming fourth season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Carr, who will play a “charming and charismatic young jazz singer,” joins returning regulars Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith, Jim Carter and Shirley MacLaine. Some of the other new faces for Season 4 include Tom Cullen, a new love interest for Mary (Dockery), Dame Harriet Walter as Lady Shackleton, an old friend of the Dowager Countess, Nigel Harman as a visiting valet Green, Julian Ovenden as aristocrat Charles Blake, and Joanna David as the Duchess of Yeovil.

Carr is best known in Britain for his role on the BBC series Death In Paradise.

Downton Abbey returns to PBS in January.

Read More Downton Abbey Adds First Black Cast Member – Today’s News: Our Take | TVGuide.com.

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