Paul Giamatti To Play
Lady Grantham’s Playboy
Brother On DOWNTON ABBEY!!
Following Shirley MacLaine’s magnificent turn as Cora Levinson Crawley’s mother last season, “Downton Abbey” is importing another member of Cora’s American family, and he’ll be played by HBO’s John Adams, Paul Giamatti.
Giamatti will play Cora’s playboy brother Harold Levinson in the fourth season, which launches on PBS Jan. 4.
MacLaine, who appeared on two season-three episodes as Martha Levinson, will appear in season four as well.
Giamatti, who got a huge career boost when he landed the role of Howard Stern’s boss and primary adversary in 1997’s “Private Parts,” went on to supporting roles in “The Truman Show,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “The Negotiator,” “Man on the Moon” and “Planet of the Apes” before landing the lead as Harvey Pekar in “American Splendor.”
The actor snagged the starring role in 2004’s “Sideways,” which garnered an Oscar nomination for best picture and won the best picture awards from the Independent Spirit Awards, the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the New York Film Critics Circle, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the Chicago Film Critics Association, the San Francisco Film Critics Circle, the Southeastern Film Critics Association, the Toronto Film Critics Association, the Vancouver Film Critics Circle, the Florida Flim Critics Circle, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the International Press Academy
Giamatti was nominated for a best supporting actor Oscar for his role in 2005’s “Cinderella Man.”
He won an Emmy, a Satellite Award, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his title performance in the 2008 HBO miniseries “John Adams.”
Find all of TV Line’s exclusive on the matter here.
Readers Talkbackcomments powered by Disqus
- Jason Momoa to potentially play Doomsday in the upcoming BATMAN/SUPERMAN film!?!? -- 448 total posts 448 posts
- Ohmygod Ohmygod, you guys! The Godzilla trailer! -- 379 total posts 379 posts
- The Trailer For The Wachowskis' JUPITER ASCENDING! -- 280 total posts 159 posts
- A sequel to JACK REACHER is on the way! -- 168 total posts 109 posts
- Nordling Recaps BNAT 15! -- 171 total posts 57 posts
- The Next STAR TREK!! Variety Says ATTACK THE BLOCK’s Joe Cornish Is Not Directing And Alex Kurtzman Is Not Writing!! -- 369 total posts 53 posts
- Ben Whishaw to Play Freddie Mercury! Dexter Fletcher on Board to Direct! -- 46 total posts 46 posts
- And The Apparent Title Of The Next TERMINATOR Movie Is... -- 386 total posts 35 posts
- Images From Matt Smith's Final DOCTOR WHO Episode - 'The Time of the Doctor'!! -- 91 total posts 31 posts
- The Trailer For Jason Bateman's BAD WORDS! -- 50 total posts 31 posts