Paul Giamatti Joins ‘Downton Abbey’

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Another American is stopping by “Downton Abbey.”

Paul Giamatti is heading to “Downton Abbey.” The “Sideways” alum has been cast as Harold Levinson, Cora’s (Elizabeth McGovern) playboy brother.

“We’re excited that Paul Giamatti will be joining us on “Downton” to play Cora’s brother Harold, the rather free-spirited uncle to Mary and Edith. We can’t wait to see him work alongside Shirley MacLaine, who are both sure to upset the Grantham’s apple cart in this year’s finale,” Exec producer Gareth Neame said in a statement.

Giamatti joins Shirley MacLaine, who is returning to Downton as Cora and Harold’s mother; Dame Kiri Te Kanaw; Tom Cullen; Julian Ovenden; Nigel Harman; Joanna David and Gary Carr.

“Downton Abbey” season 4 debuts on Jan. 5, 2014.

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