Welcome to Dear Abbey, where we keep an eye on all things related to our favorite show from casting news to trivia to parodies to whatever strikes our fancy.
We're kicking things off with an update about actor Dan Stevens, or as we like to think of him, Downton Abbey's Matthew Crawley.
As Joe Dziemianowicz of the NY Daily News reports: Stevens is set to take on his first Broadway role as fortune hunter Morris Townsend in "The Heiress." The drama is based on the 1880 novel "Washington Square" by Henry James. The role of the money-grubbing Lothario was memorably played by Montgomery Clift in the 1949 screen version.
The story centers around Catherine Sloper, a homely rich girl looking for love in all the wrong places. Why do we think Poor Edith (TM) would feel her pain?
We can't wait to see Stevens play a bad boy. What do you think?