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Downton Abbey is set for a shake up, with actors Richard E Grant and Anna Chancellor joining the cast.

Richard, best known for his iconic roles in Withnail and I and Gosford Park will star as Simon Bricker, a friend of the Grantham family. Meanwhile, Anna, who is perhaps most famous for starring as Duckface in Four Weddings and a Funeral, will star in a guest role, playing Lady Anstruther.

Downton’s Executive Producer Gareth Neame, said, ‘We are delighted to welcome these talented actors to the world of Downton. The characters they play are set to bring yet more excitement and intrigue to the show’.

Needless to say we can’t wait!