'Downton Abbey' Season 3: Ed Speleers cast as a footman
Speleers has most notably starred as the title character in "Eragon," alongside Jeremy Irons, Robert Carlyle and John Malkovich. He also starred on U.K. television series "Echo Beach."
In addition to the new footmen, "Downton" is bringing in a new kitchen maid named Ivy ( Cara Theobald), Lady Cora's mother Martha ( Shirley MacLaine) and Martha's lady's maid Miss Reid ( Lucille Sharp).
So many new faces! We're glad the show is paying attention to our Season 3 Character Wishlist. The third season of "Downton" premieres in the U.K. in September, in the U.S. in January 2013.