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'Downton Abbey': The cast keeps busy

When Jessica Brown-Findlay landed a big movie role last week, it got us wondering what the rest of the cast was up to in the off-season. Quite a bit, it turns out. Here’s what they’ve got in the works

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Jessica Brown-Findlay
Lady Sybil
In the upcoming studio drama A Winter’s Tale ā€” which is looking to begin production in October ā€” she’ll play a dying woman who falls in love with a thief.

Elizabeth McGovern
Lady Grantham
McGovern is working on a second folk-rock album. She also has the film Cheerful Weather for the Wedding premiering at the 2012 Tribeca film fest.

Michelle Dockery
Lady Mary
Dockery has a role in the November film Anna Karenina, starring Keira Knightley ā€” and she provides guest vocals on McGovern’s forthcoming album.

Dan Stevens
Matthew Crawley
Look for Stevens in the upcoming film comedy Vamps, starring Alicia Silverstone, as well as the Edwardian drama Summer in February.

Joanne Froggatt
Anna Bates
The new Mrs. Bates has two upcoming movie projects: the thriller uwantme2killhim? and Filth, with James McAvoy.

Thomas Howes
William Mason
After playing a footman on Downton, Howes is joining Dockery in Anna Karenina for his film debut.

Rose Leslie
Gwen Dawson
Leslie costars as a wildling in this season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, and her film with Dakota Fanning, Now Is Good, hits U.K. theaters in May.

Brendan Coyle
John Bates
Besides showing off his comedic chops on the British series Starlings, Coyle will appear in the Edgar Allan Poe thriller The Raven, with John Cusack.

Rob James-Collier
Thomas Barrow
He may be Downton‘s resident bad boy, but James-Collier proves he can play the romantic in the current British series Love Life.

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