Only last month, Downton Abbey actress Michelle Dockery revealed that filming for the fourth series was “almost halfway” in the can.
So could co-star Rob-James Collier’s new close-cropped haircut reveal a dramatic development for underbutler Thomas Barrow’s character?
The 36-year-old former Corrie actor was in attendance for an 'Evening with Downton Abbey' in North Hollywood last night – with his severe new do raising questions what could happen to scheming below-stairs member of staff, should production still be ongoing.
Fellow castmates Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Phyllis Logan and Joanne Frogatt - as well as creator Julian Fellowes - were also on hand for the Q&A event.
It was reported last month that former model Rob was in the running to play the lead role for the BBC's remake of costume drama Poldark .
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