Downton Abbey Cast

Rose MacClare

Lady Rose MacClare Youngest daughter of The Marquess and Marchioness of Flintshire. Cousin and ward of the Granthams.

Played by Lily James


Qualities: spontaneous, daring, lighthearted, flirtatious, forthright If you thought that Lady Rose MacClare’s antics in Season 3 were the most trouble she could get into, you may … Continue reading

Anthony Foyle

Anthony Foyle Lord Gillingham

Played by Tom Cullen


Qualities: sincere, honourable, romantic, patient, persistent A lifelong acquaintance of the Crawleys, and a particularly close childhood friend to Lady Mary, Anthony Foyle will have a lot to catch up on when he and the family meet again in Season 4. … Continue reading

Harold Levinson

Harold Levinson Son of Martha Levinson. Brother of Cora Crawley.

Played by Paul Giamatti

Qualities: outspoken, unaffected, gregarious, restless, generous A figure mentioned, but rarely seen, Cora’s brother Harold has a particularly colourful (and not entirely flattering) reputation to live up to. Like his mother, he’s wealthy and unapologetic … Continue reading

Edna Braithwaite

Edna Braithwaite Lady’s Maid

Played by MyAnna Buring

Qualities: manipulative, driven, ambitious, secretive, deceitful If you thought that Downton had seen the last of conniving maid Edna Braithwaite, think again. As persistent as she is beguiling, her prominent new position in the downstairs staff is enough to earn her … Continue reading

Jack Ross

Jack Ross Bandleader, Jack Ross & Orchestra.

Played by Gary Carr

Qualities: confident, talented, charismatic, kind A youthful American jazz singer, Jack Ross is as engaging in person as he is charming on stage. A band leader at the always swinging Lotus Club, he also possesses a gentleman’s grace … Continue reading

Michael Gregson

Michael Gregson Publisher. Editor of The Sketch magazine.

Played by Charles Edwards

Qualities: intelligent, entrepreneurial, cultured, unpretentious, open-minded It’s not surprising that the opinionated, but oft-overlooked Edith found a promising match in a man that both shared her outlook and appreciated her intellect. Unfortunately, most of her family (and … Continue reading

Charles Blake

Charles Blake Government administrator. Oversees Crawley family friend Evelyn Napier.

Played by Julian Ovenden


Qualities: practical, forward-thinking, unsentimental, observant, stubborn Charles Blake may be friendly with longtime allies of the Crawleys, but that certainly doesn’t mean he has any sympathy for the aristocracy. Working with the family’s … Continue reading

Jimmy Kent

Jimmy Kent Footman

Played by Ed Speelers


Qualities: confident, outspoken, attractive, ambitious, righteous A handsome and confident young man joins the Downton staff as the newest Footman in the midst of life changing events upstairs and the resulting turmoil downstairs. James Kent might prefer everyone to call him … Continue reading

Mary Crawley

Lady Mary Crawley Eldest daughter of Robert and Cora Crawley, Lord and Lady Grantham. Widow of Matthew Crawley. Mother of George Crawley.

Played by Michelle Dockery


Qualities: graceful, headstrong, entitled, selfish at times, caring Lady Mary Crawley is beautiful, used to receiving premium attention and believes that she … Continue reading

Daisy Mason

Daisy Mason Kitchen Maid, Assistant Cook

Played by Sophie McShera


Qualities: demure, impressionable, whimsical, naive, under-confident During the war Daisy Robinson went from being an innocent, hard worker just trying to stay out of the way, to being a soldier’s wife, to losing that husband all in the … Continue reading