Paul Giamatti to Appear on Downton Abbey

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Paul Giamatti to Appear on <i>Downton Abbey</i>

Spoiler Alert: Giamatti’s character appears as a relative to an established Downton Abbey character, so read the casting news below at your own risk.

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Although not many details were given, it was confirmed today that Paul Giamatti will be featured on PBS’ Downton Abbey.

TVLine reports that Giamatti will guest star through Season 4, which is set to start airing on Jan. 5 in the States.

Executive producer Gareth Neame said Giamatti will play the “free-spirited, maverick, playboy” Harold Levinson, sibling of Cora (Elizabeth McGovern) and uncle to Mary (Michelle Dockery), who will “upset the Grantham’s apple cart” with Shirley MacLaine’s character, Martha.

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