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New Love: Welsh actor Tom Cullen has been tapped to play Lady Mary's potential new love interest.

Downton Abbey Introduces Mary’s New Man, Newcomers and Films Funeral

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, March 4, 2013 - 6:53am

Downton Abbey fans still mourning the death of Matthew Crawley can take comfort in this news: Tom Cullen, a dashing Welsh actor known over the pond for the indie film Weekend, has joined the cast as Mary’s potential...

It's possible that the character Jack Ross (played by Gary Carr) is based on real jazz star Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson.

Downton Abbey’s Jack Ross Based on Real Jazz Singer?

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 9:57am

Downton Abbey’s Jack Ross could be based on the very real black American jazz musician Leslie “Hutch” Hutchinson. That's what the U.K.’s Daily Mail and The Telegraph are proposing. Hutchinson was popular in the 1920s...

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