Sunday, July 28, 2013

Shirley MacLaine films picnic scenes with new stars Paul Giamatti and Daisy Lewis for Downton Abbey Christmas special

Back to work: Hollywood legend Shirley MacLaine returns to Downton Abbey to film scenes for Christmas special

PUBLISHED: 07:41 EST, 28 July 2013 |
UPDATED: 07:48 EST, 28 July 2013

With leading characters dropping like flies, Downton Abbey is certainly in need of fresh talent.

And after the arrival of Hollywood legend Shirley MacLaine to period drama, another critically-acclaimed actor has followed as Paul Giamatti joins the cast as an American playboy and relative of the Crawleys.

But Paul isn't the only new arrival, with British actors Daisy Lewis and James Fox getting a warm welcome from Shirley, 79, as they filmed an outdoor picnic scene for the Christmas special.


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