New Heartthrob Alert! Downton Abbey Gets Tom Cullen As Latest Cast Member

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Tom Cullen. You may not have seen much of him right now, but just you wait! The sexy Welsh actor has revealed that he is over the moon to be joining the cast of ITV's hit show Downton Abbey.

It has been reported that in Downton, Cullen will play Lord Gillingham, who looks set to be Lady Mary's new love interest in the series now that she is a widow. 

Lord Gillingham has been described by reps for the show as "an old family friend of the Crawleys who visits the family as a guest for a house party".

The Welsh actor tweeted the good of him joining the cast to his followers saying "I can announce that I’m in the new season four of Downton Abbey. So excited.

My heart is beating a little too fast..."

He also expressed his gratitude and thanks for all of the people tweeting him good luck.

New Heartthrob Alert! Downton Abbey Gets Tom Cullen As Latest Cast MemberNew Heartthrob Alert! Downton Abbey Gets Tom Cullen As Latest Cast Member

Tom Cullen joins the cast of Downton Abbey (Credit: WENN.com)

Cullen, who has been steadily rising up to stardom has already appeared in some big shows, including Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror and was also one of the lead roles in well received Indie flick Weekend.

The actor has also just finished filming a feature film with Slumdog Millionaire beauty, Freida Pinto called Desert Dancer that will be released this year.

Other new additions to the cast will include Nigel Harman of Eastenders fame, who will play a valet called Green and also Dame Harriet Walter who will take on the role of Lady Shackleton, an old friend of the Dowager.

The series which will be aired on TV in August began filming this week.

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