‘Downton Abbey’ S4: Meet Lady Mary’s New Suitors – Pictures

The fourth series of Downton Abbey begins this Autumn, set in 1922, Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) faces new challenges following the death of her husband Matthew, and the attentions of three possible new suitors played by Gary Carr, Tom Cullen and Julian Ovenden.

Tom Cullen is Lord Gillingham

Tom Cullen is Lord Gillingham

In episode three Tom Cullen arrives as Lord Gillingham. An old family friend of the Crawley’s Gillingham comes to Downton for a big house party. He is dashing and charming and having had similar experiences with his own inheritance gives Lady Mary advice on the Downton estate and in particular the issue of death duties. He also brings with him, his valet Green, played by Nigel Harman.

Gary Carr is Jack Ross

Gary Carr is Jack Ross

Joining in episode four, Gary Carr stars as Jack Ross – a charming, suave and charismatic jazz singer from Chicago. He sings at the Lotus jazz club in London which is visited one night by Lady Mary, Lady Rose, Branson and Lady Rosamund.

Julian Ovenden is Charles Blake

Julian Ovenden is Charles Blake

Julian Ovenden joins the series in episode five as Charles Blake who visits the estate with Evelyn Napier, played by Brendan Patricks, whom we first met in Series 1. Napier brought with him the dashing Turkish Diplomat Kemal Pamuk, who later died in Lady Mary’s bed . Evelyn and Charles are evaluating the economic health of big estates around the country in order to help them run more efficiently. He and Lady Mary take an instant dislike to one another.

More new Series 4 pictures

Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary, Elizabeth McGovern as Lady Cora and Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith

Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary, Elizabeth McGovern as Lady Cora and Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith

Pictured Matt Milne as Alfred, ED SPELEERS as Jimmy, Jim Carter as MR Carson and Rob James-Collier as Thomas.

Pictured Matt Milne as Alfred, Ed Speleers as Jimmy, Jim Carter as MR Carson and Rob James-Collier as Thomas.

Rob James-Collier as Thomas.

Rob James-Collier as Thomas.

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