DOWNTON ABBEY Loses Another Actor For Season 4

DOWNTON ABBEY is currently filming Season 4 and it has been revealed another actor will not be returning to the show.


Actress Siobhan Finneran said she will not be returning to the show as scheming Sarah O'Brien, who is maid to Lady Grantham.

Finneran - soon to be seen in BBC1's THE SYNDICATE - said she enjoyed playing the part, but she would not be back.

"I'm not doing any more," she revealed. "O'Brien is a thoroughly despicable human being - that was great to play."

During her time in the show she has been involved in a bitter feud with under-butler Thomas Barrow, as well as causing Cora Crawley to miscarry.

A spokeswoman for Downton confirmed O'Brien would not feature in the fourth series, but it is understood the door could be left open for a return.d.


  1. She's great in the role, but the feud with Thomas was pretty much played-out in the last go-around. They were going to have to come up with something new there regardless, imho.

  2. That's too bad. I loved her character.