Daisy Lewis has been cast for a key role in Downton Abbey.
“Daisy will become one of Downton‘s most prominent characters. She wowed producers in her audition and they are delighted to have secured such a brilliant young actress,” a source told The Mirror. The Mirror reports Lewis will play the live-in governess for the daughter of Tom Branson (Allen Leech) and the late Sybill Crawley (Jessica Brown Findlay).
Lewis isn’t the only new face on the upcoming season of Downton Abbey. Gary Carr will play the show’s very first black character, Jack Ross, a jazz singer. Other new cast members include Tom Cullen, Nigel Harman, Dame Harriet Walter, Joanna David, Julian Ovenden and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. Paul Giamatti will also be guest starring in the season 4 finale as Harold Levinson, Cora’s (Elizabeth McGovern) brother and Shirley MacLaine will return as Martha Levinson.
Downton Abbey returns to PBS on Sunday, January 5, 2014 with Season 4.