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Paul Giamatti to play a "playboy" in Downton Abbey

1 of 1 Paul Giamatti has joined the cast of Downton Abbey for the fourth series
Paul Giamatti has joined the cast of Downton Abbey for the fourth series

Sideways star Paul Giamatti has landed a role in series four of Downton Abbey.

The 46-year-old actor is set to play Harold Levinson, the brother of Cora (Elizabeth McGovern) and the son of Martha (Shirley MacLaine).

TVLine report that Giamatti's character is a "maverick playboy".

Paul joins fellow Season 4 newbies Harriet Walters, Nigel Harman and Tom Cullen.

Giamatti earned an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his title role in HBO’s miniseries John Adams.

Downton Abbey's fourth series returns to the UK in the autumn.

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