Iain Glen - the "Hearts Collection" - 4/?

Iain Glen - the "Hearts Collection" - 4/?

A blast from the past - the gorgeous Iain Glen as Sir Richard Carlisle, Downton Abbey, season 2…

Iain Glen says he loved playing Sir Richard, not least because he already knew several of the cast. ‘Hugh Bonneville is a very good friend of mine. I know Jim Carter [Carson the butler] and I’ve worked with Dame Maggie before. In my opinion, Lady Mary and Sir Richard would have been rather well-suited. They’d have had quite a sparky time together. ‘And being a baddie gives you a little bit more room to play with. But I wanted him to be a genuine threat to Mary’s feelings for Matthew. The audience had to believe that the relationship could have had legs…Good stuff.’

Iain Glen as Sir Richard Carlisle in Downton Abbey…

They would work well together as man and wife. Actually he has all these advantages and traits that Mary I think in series one would have looked for in a man. He’s extremely rich; he’s really good-looking; he’s a society man; he knows everyone. I think if he had turned up in episode one of series one that would be it. – Michelle Dockery

(We agree with you Michelle)

Iain Glen as Sir Richard Carlisle in Downton Abbey…

They would work well together as man and wife. Actually he has all these advantages and traits that Mary I think in series one would have looked for in a man. He’s extremely rich; he’s really good-looking; he’s a society man; he knows everyone. I think if he had turned up in episode one of series one that would be it. – Michelle Dockery

(We agree with you Michelle)

They would work well together as man and wife. Actually he has all these advantages and traits that Mary I think in series one would have looked for in a man. He’s extremely rich; he’s really good-looking; he’s a society man; he knows everyone. I think if he had turned up in episode one of series one that would be it. – Michelle Dockery

He’s a powerful man. I think he’s a charismatic wealthy man and I think he also allows her to be herself. He’s new money. He’s not inherited wealth…so Carlisle is definitely an outsider who they’re suspicious of. They’re both strong-minded and independent. I think in some ways they are quite suited. They both have a quiet, cold calculating side to them as well. –Iain Glen

Mary, justifiably recognizes in herself that if she is not to have Matthew, the man she is in love with, she must have an outsider…She wants power and what Carlisle can give her is that social muscle. The combination of them – she is an Earl’s daughter and he is rich, powerful and frightening. Those two together could do anything they want. –Julian Fellowes

(from Downton Abbey Season 2 Extras)

A blast from the past - Sir Richard Carlisle and Mary Crawley, season 2…

A blast from the past - Sir Richard Carlisle and Mary Crawley, season 2…

A nostalgic look at Downton Abbey, Season 2…

(Whether you loved or hated the character of Sir Richard Carlisle, you must admit Iain Glen is one gorgeous man!)

A nostalgic look at Downton Abbey, Season 2…

(Whether you loved or hated the character of Sir Richard Carlisle, you must admit Iain Glen is one gorgeous man!)

A nostalgic look at Downton Abbey, Season 2…

A nostalgic look at the Upstairs, Downstairs cast of Downton Abbey, Season 2…

Iain Glen and Michelle Dockery in Downton Abbey, Season 2…

Iain Glen and Michelle Dockery in Downton Abbey, Season 2…

Iain Glen as Sir Richard Carlisle in Downton Abbey, Season 2…

Iain Glen as Sir Richard Carlisle in Downton Abbey, Season 2…

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Sir Richard and Mary in 3D…

Sir Richard and Mary in 3D…