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Ed Speleers has been cast in the third series of Downton Abbey, as a footman named Jimmy.

The actor best known for his role in the film Eragon, is currently starring in horror comedy Love Bite.

Ed will be joining other new additions to the Julian Fellowes penned drama including, Shirley MacLaine, War Horse actor Matt Milne, Cara Theobald and Lucille Sharp who will be new maids to join Downton.

Downton Abbey will return to ITV1 later this year.