Sue Johnston Lands Guest Role On ITV’s ‘Downton Abbey’

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Sue JohnstonSue Johnston is set to guest star on the upcoming fifth season of ITV’s hit period drama Downton Abbey, TVWise has learned.

Johnston, who is arguably best known for her role on the BBC comedy The Royle Family, will play Denker, Lady’s Maid to Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham. Her more recent credits have include Waking The Dead, Being Eileen and Coronation Street. She is represented by The Artists Partnership (formerly Ken McReddie Associates).

The award winner is the latest actor confirmed for a guest role on Downton Abbey, which returns for an 8 episode fifth season and a Christmas special later this year. Other guest stars lined up for season five include Richard E. Grant (Withnail and I), Anna Chancellor (The Hour) and Rade Sherbedgia (Snatch).