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Michelle Dockery & Maggie Smith: 'Downton Abbey' Party Scene!

Michelle Dockery and Maggie Smith don their period piece costumes while filming a party scene for their hit show Downton Abbey on Wednesday (July 3) in London, England.

Joining the 31-year-old star of the show and 78-year-old veteran performer were cast mates Laura Carmichael, Joanne Froggatt, Brendan Coyle, and Phyllis Logan.

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New cast members joining the fourth season include Paul Giamatti, Gary Carr, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Tom Cullen, Julian Ovenden, Nigel Harman, Joanna David and Dame Harriet Walter.

25+ pictures inside of Michelle Dockery and others filming for the fourth season of Downton AbbeyMore Here! »

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Paul Giamatti Joins 'Downton Abbey' Season Four!

Paul Giamatti will be joining the cast of the hit series Downton Abbey for its upcoming fourth season, according to TV Line.

The 46-year-old actor will be playing the “Harold Levinson, the maverick, playboy brother Cora (Elizabeth McGovern) and uncle to Mary (Michelle Dockery) and Edith (Laura Carmichael).”

Paul won’t appear on the series until the season four finale, where he will be seen alongside his character’s mother, played by returning guest star Shirley MacLaine.

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Michelle Dockery: An Evening with 'Downton Abbey' Cast!

Michelle Dockery and Rob James-Collier hit the red carpet as they attend An Evening with Downton Abbey held at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on Monday (June 10) in North Hollywood, Calif.

The 31-year-old English actress and Rob, 36, were joined by their co-stars Elizabeth McGovern, Phyllis Logan, Joanne Froggatt, show creator Julian Fellowes, and executive producer Gareth Neame.

That same evening, Downton Abbey star Laura Carmichael hit the stage at the 2013 Critics’ Choice Television Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel to present an award during the ceremony.

FYI: Michelle is wearing a Roland Mouret dress.

25+ pictures inside of the cast of Downton Abbey at An Evening with Downton AbbeyMore Here! »

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Diddy on 'Downton Abbey' - Watch Funny or Die Video Now!

The social networks blew up last night when Sean “Diddy” Combs made the announcement that he is the new cast member on Downton Abbey, with many wondering if it was a joke or if it was for real.

PBS quickly shot down the claims that the 43-year-old entertainer was joining the cast of the acclaimed series and now we know what the tweets were all about.

Diddy actually joined forces with Funny or Die for a parody called “Downton Diddy,” which is about the real first black character on the series. Watch below!

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Diddy on ‘Downton Abbey’ – Watch Funny or Die Video Now!

Sean 'Diddy' Combs' Joins 'Downton Abbey' Season Four?

UPDATE: It was all a joke from Funny or Die – watch the Downton Diddy sketch right now!

Sean “Diddy” Combs is the latest addition to the cast of Downton Abbey season four, according to the entertainer himself!

“MY BIG NEWS: So happy to announce that Im a series regular on DOWNTON ABBEY-my favorite show+i’ll be debuting a sneak peek tonight 12am PST!” Diddy tweeted.

“I have to admit that Downton Abbey is one of my favorite shows- and thats why Im so excited today @DowntonAbbey,” he added. His Twitter profile background and header photo also reflects the hit period series.

No other details have been revealed, but the news has been denied by PBS. The new season will premiere in the U.S. on January 5, 2014 on PBS, but will be seen by British audiences first in the Fall.

Pictured here is a preview photo that Diddy posted on his Instagram!

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Tom Cullen & Julian Ovenden: 'Downton Abbey' Leading Men!

Tom Cullen and Julian Ovenden have been added to the cast of Downton Abbey for the highly anticipated fourth season!

It was recently confirmed that Siobhan Finneran (Mrs. O’Brien) will be joining Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley) and Jessica Brown Findlay (Lady Sybil Crawley) in leaving the show.

Tom will be playing Lord Gillingham, an old family friend of the Crawleys who visits the family as a guest for a house party, and Julian will play aristocrat Charles Blake.

Other actors joining the cast include: Nigel Harman as Green, a valet, Dame Harriet Walter as Lady Shackleton, an old friend of the Dowager, Joanne David in a guest role as the Duchess of Yeovil, and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa as a guest who sings in the house.

ARE YOU EXCITED for the new additions to Downton Abbey?

Michelle Dockery: 'Downton Abbey' Covers One Direction!

Michelle Dockery and her gal pal leave Lou Lou while grabbing dinner together on Tuesday (February 19) in London, England.

The 31-year-old English actress was spotted the day before at the Burberry Prorsum Fashion Show.

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A new video of Michelle and her Downton Abbey castmates “singing” the One Direction song “What Makes You Beautiful” was recently released and it is a must see. Check it out below and share it with your friends!


‘Downton Abbey’ Cast Talk-Sings One Direction Song

10+ pictures inside of Michelle Dockery enjoying London Fashion Week with a gal pal… More Here! »

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