‘Downton Abbey’ Series 5 start date announced

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ITV has confirmed that the new series of Downton Abbey will begin next month.

Introducing guest stars Richard E Grant and Anna Chancellor, Series 5 launches at 9pm on Sunday 21 September on ITV.

> Watch the new one-minute trailer.

Other guest stars will include Rade Sherbedgia, Dame Harriet Walter, Peter Egan and The Royle Family actress Sue Johnston as Lady’s Maid to Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham.

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Returning cast members include Dame Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Hugh Bonneville, Joanne Froggatt, Elizabeth McGovern, Rob James-Collier, Brendan Coyle, Laura Carmichael, Allen Leech, Lily James, Sophie Mcshera and Tom Cullen.

> Buy the complete Series 1-4 boxset on Amazon.

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