Summer Savings! Get unlimited digital access for 13 weeks for $13.

Rade Sherbedgia

'Downton Abbey' adds new characters in Season 5

'Downton Abbey' adds new characters in Season 5

"Downton Abbey" has become a regular AirBnB vacation home. It was announced Friday by the show's makers — Masterpiece on PBS and Carnival Films — that three new cast members are joining the show in Season 5. British actor Richard E. Grant will join the cast as Simon Bricker, who visits the wavering estate as a guest of the Crawleys. It's a world Grant is quite familiar with, demonstrating his footman skills in 2001's "Gosford Park," which was penned by "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes. Perhaps Fellowes got the hint from Grant's 2012 interview with the Independent? PHOTOS: The 'Downton Abbey' cast without...