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Downton Abbey star joins cast of Apologia in West End

Laura Carmichael Laura Carmichael
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Downton Abbey star Laura Carmichael will join Stockard Channing and Freema Agyeman in Alexi Kaye Campbell’s Apologia at Trafalgar Studios.

As previously announced, the cast will also include Desmond Barrit and Joseph Millson, and Jamie Lloyd directs.

Carmichael recently played the Mistress in Jamie Lloyd’s production of The Maids, also at Trafalgar Studios. She is best known for her role as Lady Edith Crawley in Julian Fellowes’ drama series Downton Abbey.

She said: “Alexi Kaye Campbell’s play deeply moved me, as well as making me laugh; it really took me through every emotion, so I think audiences will be in for a treat. I know what a brilliant experience it is to have Jamie Lloyd as a director, so I’m delighted to be working with him again, and to be returning to Trafalgar Studios.”

The play runs from July 29 to November 18, with press night on August 3.

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