Highclere Castle features in the TV series Downton Abbey
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Nigel Havers says MacLaine will enjoy being on Downton

Oscar-winner Shirley MacLaine has signed up for the third series of ITV's Downton Abbey.

MacLaine will play Martha Levinson, the mother of Lady Grantham.

Nigel Havers played Lord Hepworth on the show at Christmas and told Radio 5 live Breakfast about the experience.

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