This is especially comforting news for those of us who were gnashing our teeth over the departure of Dame Eileen Atkins and her fabulous Lady Holland – who, in my opinion, was one of the highlights of this remake. Kingston will play Blanche Mottershead, the younger sister of Dame Eileen’s character.
"I simply couldn't resist the opportunity to get inside the iconic 165 Eaton Place," said Kingston. And, really, who can blame her?
The new series of Upstairs Downstairs begins shooting in October. No word yet on when we can expect it to air, either here in America or across the pond, but keep an eye on this space for updates.