Did Jim Carter Have to Convince Wife Imelda Staunton to Join ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie?


Imelda Staunton has always been a part of the “Downton Abbey” family, considering she’s married to Jim Carter who plays Carson!

Now, she’s joining the cast on the big screen in the new movie version of the phenomenally popular TV series.

“Extra” Special Correspondent Mark Wright sat down with Imelda and her castmates Tuppence Middleton and Penelope Wilton, asking if Carter had to convince her to take the role.


“Downton Abbey” opens in theaters September 20.