Update: In a Zap 2 It article just from today (February 21st), this was reported: Tom Ellis ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 4 rumors squashed by ‘Gothica’ casting
The rumors that British actor Tom Ellis may be joining “Downton Abbey” as a love interest for newly widowed Lady Mary can officially be put to rest now that Ellis has landed a role in the ABC horror pilot “Gothica.” Ellis — whose credits include “The Fades” and “Merlin” — will play Victor Frankenstein in the contemporary series that weaves together the legends of horror icons Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein and Dorian Gray. casting scoop: Downton abbey
Hmm… So I guess the search for a new beau is still on…
Good evening, readers! The lovely Ruth (thanks, friend!) did remind me about this fabulous news for the fourth series of Downton Abbey. If you haven’t watched the season three finale, then I must advise you to stop reading.
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When the opening credits begin for Downton’s fourth season, some beloved monikers will be suspiciously missing from the credit lists. According to Julian Fellowes, Mary will be the center of this next season along with a new beau for her. Apparently British actor Tom Ellis may appear as her new love interest; all following six months after the events of the series three finale. Here is what he Daily Mail article reports:
When viewers saw Dan Stevens’ Matthew Crawley pass away at the end of Downton Abbey’s third series, heartfelt concern went out to his widow.
However, Lady Mary, played by Michelle Dockery, is going to have a smile brought back to her face thanks to a new love interest.
The distressed single mother will be courted by a new man in the form of Miranda heartthrob Tom Ellis.
The 34-year-old actor, who is married to Tamzin Outhwaite, had to audition for a role on the show but left producers very impressed with his portrayal of the new love interest.
According to the Daily Mirror, a source at ITV said that Tom’s legion of female admirers twinned with his acting ability is what won him the part.
The source said: ‘He really showed his versatility, and he’s also incredibly popular with the female viewers.’
So if the actor (as reporting to be Tom Ellis) “gels” with the cast, he’ll become a fixture at Downton. If not, then he’ll be a guest star. As the focus is to Mary (“rebuilding” her character), later on, a different male character would come into the picture. Those of you still with this post, let’s chat. What do you think of this news? Are you curious? Mad? Or have you given up on this show altogether? Share your thoughts – looking forward to your thoughts!