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Shirley MacLaine Will Be Coming Back to 'Downton Abbey'

Shirley MacLaine in Downton Abbey

Hollywood living legend  Shirley MacLaine, will be returning to the PBS British period drama Downton Abbey next season.

MacLaine will be returning as Martha Levinson. However, MacLaine will not be the only new cast addition to the critically acclaimed drama. The show’s executives announced yesterday that six new cast members will be added starting next season.

This includes opera star Dame Kiri Te Kanawa as a guest who sings in the house and Welch stage actor Tom Cullen. Cullen will play Lord Gillingham, an old family friend of the Crawleys who visits as a guest for a house party.

According to, additions that were announced earlier this morning include Nigel Harman who will play the role of Green, the houses valet and Joanne David who will play a short guest role as the Duchess of Yeovil.

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