Second ‘Downton Abbey’ Actress Cast in New ‘Cinderella’

June 26, 2013  •  Post A Comment

A second actress from the PBS period drama "Downton Abbey" has been cast in Disney’s remake of "Cinderella." Deadline.com reports that Sophie McShera, who plays Daisy on “Downton Abbey,” will be an evil stepsister in the new production.

Her casting follows the casting of "Downton" actress Lily James as Cinderella. James plays Lady Rose MacClare in the PBS show’s most recent season.

Filming on the “Cinderella” project is set for September, after the fourth season of "Downton" is taped in August. The Disney film will be released March 13, 2015, and also stars Cate Blanchett as the vindictive Lady Tremaine and Richard Madden, who plays Robb Stark on "Game of Thrones," as Prince Charming.

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Sophie McShera

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