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Maggie Smith Returning To Downton Abbey For a Fourth Season 4

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 01/15/2013

Downton AbbeyMaggie Smith Signs on For Season 4 of Downton Abbey



Maggie Smith is probably best known for her movie roles, especially her long run in the Harry Potter series. Dame Maggie Smith has been acting in theater, films and television for over 50 years and is one of the world’s most recognized faces. She has won over 30 awards and was nominated for countless others during her long acting career.



TV Line’s Michael Ausiello reported the Downton Abbey Casting News, on January 14th, 2013:


The Dowager Countess is staying put.
Downton Abbey exec producer Gareth Neame confirmed to TVLine Sunday at HBO’s post-Golden Globes bash that Maggie Smith will indeed be returning for the drama’s upcoming fourth season.

Over the summer, Abbey creator Julian Fellowes admitted that even he didn’t know if the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress would be back. “I can’t tell you, ‘Oh, yes, she’s definitely contracted [for Season 4] — because she isn’t,” he said. “It’s entirely up to her when she stays and when she goes. With Maggie, you never know.” he added.



Downton Abbey is currently airing Season 3 on PBS in the US, and on hiatus in the UK.  Downton Abbey 3×03 is scheduled to air on PBS, Sunday, January 20th, 2013 at 9:00 pm, ET and Central.


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