#DowntonAbbey cast: Who plays George V in new Downton Abbey movie?

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Downton Abbey is back for a feature film. The new period drama is based on true events, with a royal visit coming to the Abbey. Needless to say, fans are delighted to see who will embody the royals. Express.co.uk has all the latest information on the new Downton Abbey cast - read on to find out more.

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Who plays George V in Downton Abbey?

Simon Jones plays King George V in the upcoming Downton Abbey movie.

The actor is likely best known for his various portrayals of Arthur Dent, the protagonist of Douglas Adams’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

He played Arthur first in a radio play in 1978 before taking on the role in the 1981 television series.

Simon Jones and Geraldine James, who are in Downton AbbeySimon Jones and Geraldine James, who are in Downton Abbey (Image: Getty)

A royal dinner in Downton AbbeyA royal dinner in Downton Abbey (Image: Universal)

Simon also had a cameo in the 2005 film, which starred Martin Freeman, but is also known for his role in Miracle on 34th Street, Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, and the 1980s series of Brideshead Revisited.

Alongside Simon’s King George V is Queen Mary, payed by Geraldine Jones.

Geraldine is best known at present for series Anne with an E, but she has also been in Made in Daghenham, Calendar Girls and the Guy Ritchie adaptations of Sherlock Holmes as Mrs Hudson.

More recently, Geraldine Jones was in Star Wars film Rogue One and Alice Through the Looking Glass.

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