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The Gilded Age: Who’s in the cast of the new Downton Abbey drama?

Gilded Age, a brand new TV series from Julian Fellowes, arriving in the UK this evening (January 25).

Advertised as “Americans” Downton Abbey, series about two stately houses in the 19th century New York.

In one rate three stars for The Independent, Ed Cumming described the series as “extravagant and as watchable as you’d expect – but lacking the humor and intrigue of its predecessor”.

The first season of Gilded Age will run for nine episodes. In the UK, the series can be viewed on NOW and Sky Atlantic.

Airing in the US on HBO Max, the show features a stellar cast, many of whom will recognize from their work elsewhere.

Here is the breakdown of the main cast of Gilded Age

Christine Baranski as Agnes van Rhijn

Christine Baranski in ‘The Gilded Age’, and a press photo

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Baranski has impressed audiences with her work on both film, television and stage, with her most famous roles including Tanya in Mamma Mia!, Mary Sunshine in Chicago and Dr. Beverley Hofstadter in The Big Bang Theory. Before playing the old-fashioned social site, Agnes in Gilded Age, she also earned an incredible 15 Emmy nominations, a one-time win for her role in the sitcom . Cybill.

Cynthia Nixon like Ada Brook

Cynthia Nixon plays Ada Brook in ‘The Gilded Age’

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Playing Agnes’ older sister, Ada, is Cynthia Nixon, the actress and former New York gubernatorial candidate best known for her role as Miranda Hobbes in Sex and the city (as well as its recent sequel, And just like that…). Nixon was also honored for her theatrical work. You can read The Independentinterview with her from 2020 here.

Carrie Coon like Bertha Russell

Carrie Coon is known for her roles in ‘The Leftovers’ and ‘Fargo’

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Coon is a character actor best known for his role in the HBO series Leftovers and FX’s Fargo, as well as appearing in blockbuster movies Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Avengers: Endgame. In Gilded Age, she plays Bertha, a money-hungry socialite looking to break the rigid conventions of New York police society.

Morgan Spector as George Russell

Morgan Spector also stars in David Simon’s miniseries ‘The Plot Against America’

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Spector plays the “new money” bandit general George Russell. Actor known for starring in Loyalty, Fog and Conspiracy against America. He also starred in the hit counter-terrorist thriller Countryside in season seven as Dante Allen.

Denée Benton as Peggy Scott

Benton made a name for himself as a Broadway star

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In Gilded Age, Benton plays Peggy, a rising young writer. Viewers may recognize Benton from Unreal. She is best known in the US for her stage work, including playing the role of Eliza Hamilton in the hit Broadway musical. Hamilton.

Louisa Jacobson as Mariana Brooke

Louisa Jacobson as Marian Brook in ‘The Gilded Age’

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Jacobson plays the doomed Mariana, who begins the film by re-acquainting herself with her estranged aunts. In real life, Jacobson is the daughter of Meryl Streep and sculptor Don Gummer. Gilded Age marks her first television credit, although she has performed on stage before, including as Juliet in the 2019 production of Romeo and Juliet at the Old Globe.

The cast also includes Taissa Farmiga (The Last Girls), Blake Ritson (Efforts), Simon Jones (A Guide to the Galaxy for Hitchhikers), Harry Richardson (Poldark), Thomas Cocquerel (Billionaire boys club) and Jack Gilpin (Billion).

Nathan Lane (Lion King) and Jeanne Triplehorn (Basic instincts) are among other agents to appear with a recurring ability.

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Tom Vazquez

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