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A new cast promo photo for the third and much-awaited series of Downton Abbey has been released by the American network PBS during the PBS Television Critics press tour [held July 22 to promote shows due to show in the Autumn/Fall].

Writer Julian Fellowes and some of the cast including Dan Stevens (Matthew), Brendan Coyle (Bates), Joanne Froggatt (Anna) and Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham) attended the event to promote the series at where a trailer was also shown with several spoilers (that we shall be posting separately for those that don’t want to spoiled).

Take a look at the pictures below, including the much talked about addition of Shirley MacLaine to the series 3 cast.

Look out for more Downton news over the course of the day.