Daisy Lewis Joins Cast of Downton Abbey in "Prominent" New Role

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Daisy Lewis is on her way to Downton Abbey.

According to The Daily Mirror, the British actress (Doctor Who) will play a "prominent" character on Season 4 of this smash hit, coming on board in the role Tom Branson's live-in nanny.

But be warned, fans of Lady Sybill: Lewis may end up taking care of more than just Tom's baby... if you know what we mean!

"Her romance with Tom will be one of the main storylines of the series," a source tells the newspaper. "He will begin to develop feelings for her and they start a secret affair... Tom will have an even bigger role in the new series after becoming the estate manager of Downton."

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Downton Abbey Season 4 premieres in the U.S. on January 5.

In other major casting news, Paul Giamatti will appear as the free-spirited brother of Cora.

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Downton Abbey Quotes

Edith: Now you're happy again, you'll be nicer... for a while.
Mary: If that's what you feel, then why are you here?
Edith: Because, in the end, you're my sister and one day, only we will remember Sybil... or Mama or Papa or Matthew or Michael or Granny or Carson or any of the others who have peopled our youth... until, at last, our shared memories will mean more than our mutual dislike.

Robert: You'll be in a very junior seat.
Violet: Il faut reculer pour mieux sauter. (You have to step back to jump further.)