Downton Abbey -- Siobhan Finneran leaving show
Another actor is moving out of Downton Abbey.
Siobhan Finneran, who played conniving—but sometimes likeable—maid Sarah O’Brien, will not be returning for season four, a rep for MASTERPIECE on PBS confirms to EW. According to the rep, O’Brien will leave to do something else and the door will remain open for the character.
Finneran’s departure follows the exits of Jessica Brown Findlay (Sybil) and Dan Stevens (Matthew), who both opted not to renew their contracts with the series.
“I’m not doing any more. O’Brien is a thoroughly despicable human being – that was great to play,” Finneran told the Mirror.
According to TV Line, the actresses departure will take place off-screen during the six-month time jump between seasons.
Guess it’s time for Cora to find a new lady’s maid. Who would you recommend for the gig?
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