‘Downton Abbey’ season 3 notes: The latest on Dan Stevens, Brendan Coyle

BatesWith “Downton Abbey” now firmly in the offseason (at least until the Christmas special airs next month), it’s going to become harder to share news about the Crawley family and their servants. With that in mind, we are placing the focus instead on some of the actors and what they are up to at this very moment.

Let’s start things off with a man who has long been rumored to be leaving the show (even if the talk appears to be unsubstantiated for the time being): Dan Stevens. Sadly, he did not talk about any of this in a new interview on “Good Morning America” recently, mostly because he was there to promote “The Heiress.” However, it is still enjoyable to watch just from the standpoint of seeing how he is enjoying life in America.

In case you are curious, it is still our sentiment that Stevens will sign on for one more season, mostly so that the story of Matthew can continue at least a little while longer. Plus, this show is hardly a year-long time commitment, and he will still be free to pursue other projects.

Other appearances – Now, we come to an appearance being made by one Brendan. Coyle. On November 23, the man otherwise known as Mr. Bates will be taking on the role of Claude Debussy in a night celebrated both spoken-word and music at St. George’s Bristol. This performance comes over two months before Elizabeth McGovern is going to be stopping by with her band Sadie and the Hotheads.  The lovely thing about the “Downton Abbey” cast is that even when they are not filming, they often still find ways to be seen out in the arts community.

If you want to know some more details about what should happen during the Christmas special, be sure to head over to the link here.

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