‘Downton Abbey’ season 4 notes: Dan Stevens, and where to look back

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Dan StevensWe may only be now a few short months away from “Downton Abbey” season 4 airing on TV, but for whatever reason, the man that so many of us can’t stop talking about is none other than a guy who left the show last year in Dan Stevens. His exit came amidst criticism from fans that he chose to leave during the Christmas special of all things, and while he seemed content with the decision both then and now, at the same time, the actor still had some trepidation over it.

For more on this very subject, just check out what Stevens’ “Summer in February” co-star Dominic Cooper had to say on the subject of what he saw from Dan around the time he made the decision:

“I could see the terror in him … It was very interesting being with him at the time because as actors we all panic about things going wrong. And when you’re leaving something that has made such an impact on your life and career it must be especially daunting.”

On a different note – Do you want to watch all of season 3 of “Downton Abbey” (including the death of Steven’s Matthew) online? Amazon has just added the full season of the series to their prime service, making them the only service online as of this writing to presently offer all three seasons of the show to viewers.

Season 4 will premiere in the UK on ITV likely in September, whereas the new season is still just under six months away from returning to America on PBS.

Do you think it is possible that more actors could leave the world of “Downton Abbey” this year? Be sure to share your thoughts below, and you can also visit the link here if you want to read about the latest shocker from Allen Leech’s personal life.

Photo: ITV

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