Paul Giamatti has joined the cast of “Downton Abbey.” The America actor will appear on the British hit’s fourth season. Giamatti will play Harold Levinson, Martha’s (Shirley MacLaine) son and Cora’s (Elizabeth McGovern) brother.
“We’re excited that Paul Giamatti will be joining us on Downton to play Cora’s brother Harold, the rather free-spirited uncle to Mary and Edith,” said Gareth Neame, managing director of Carnival Films. ”We can’t wait to see him work alongside Shirley MacLaine, who are both sure to upset the Grantham’s apple cart in this year’s Christmas Day episode.”
Other new cast members for “Downton Abbey” season four will include. Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Tom Cullen, Julian Ovenden, Nigel Harman, Joanna David and Dame Harriet Walter.
“Downtown Abbey” returns with season four in January 2014.