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Friday, February 26, 2016

Downton Abbey’s Butler Explains His Relationship With Lady Mary

Jim Carter, the British actor who plays Mr. Carson in “Downton Abbey,” is in New England, performing as a magician and entertainer to raise money for disaster relief in Nepal. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Jim Carter, the British actor who plays Mr. Carson in “Downton Abbey,” is in New England, performing as a magician and entertainer to raise money for disaster relief in Nepal. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Actor Jim Carter had a long and fruitful career before being picked to play the starched-shirted butler Mr. Carson, the leader of the staff downstairs on the British TV drama “Downton Abbey.”

Carter talked with Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti about his now signature role and his relationship with Lady Mary Crawley in the popular PBS series, which is coming to an end in the U.S. a week from Sunday.

Carter was in New England to raise money for disaster relief in Nepal. More info here.

This interview originally aired on Radio Boston on Feb. 19, 2016.

Guest

  • Jim Carter, actor, best known as Mr. Carson in “Downton Abbey.”

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