‘Downton Abbey’ season 3: Notes on Dan Stevens, Laura Carmichael

While we wait patiently for some more details to come out about the new episode of “Downton Abbey” season 3 airing on ITV Sunday night, why don’t we check in with what some of the show’s actors are currently up to elsewhere? While we already know that Elizabeth McGovern is already getting set to promote some of her latest music, a pair of other popular stars are entering the theater world in a big way.

Take for a fine example Dan Stevens, who made his debut Broadway performance in “The Heiress” over the weekend alongside Oscar nominees Jessica Chastain and David Strathairn. Speaking to Time Out New York, here is what Stevens had to say about the experience in America’s most-famous city:

“It’s a city I’ve always wanted to spend some proper time in … We’ve been enjoying the park and the Museum of Natural History, finding the good kids’ stuff to explore. [Daughter] Willow’s very excited by New York—yellow taxis and 
things like that.”

Meanwhile, Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith) is also making her own major theater debut on London’s famed West End, where she will be appearing in the play “Uncle Vanya.”

As for what is coming up on “Downton Abbey” this season for these characters, we can tell you this: during episode 5 Edith is going to continue to be tantalized by a newspaper offer after her successful letter was published, but she quickly becomes surprised when she realizes that not everyone else in her family is as supportive as she would have hoped. Meanwhile, Matthew is going to struggle when it comes to his title as co-owner for the Abbey, especially when it comes to instituting what he feels are pretty important changes that must be done to the residence as a whole

If you want to watch a promo for this new episode, be sure to head on over to the link here.

Photo: ITV

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