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Mrs Patmore heads to OUAT!


Downton Abbey‘s Lesley Nicol has landed a guest role on US fantasy show Once Upon A Time.

According to TVLine, the Manchester-born actress, known for playing head cook Mrs. Patmore on the ITV (PBS in the US) period drama will appear later this season as someone who “has a special connection to the Snow White family.”

Once Upon A Time‘s leading man Josh Dallas (Prince Charming) tweeted: “As a Huge #DowntonAbbey Fan I’m very excited @lesley_nicol is coming to #OnceUponATime!”

The second half of series 3 of Once Upon A Time recommences Sunday 8th January on ABC in the US and begins its entire UK third season in March on Channel 5.

Nicol will also be continuing her Downton role in the fourth series, due on ITV in the Autumn.