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…

Iain Glen…

Iain Glen…

Iain Glen…

Iain Glen…

Iain Glen…

Iain Glen…

Sir Richard and Mary in 3D…

Sir Richard and Mary in 3D…

Just needed some Sir Richard today…

Well then, goodbye. (x)

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Actual King of Westeros Richard Carlisle - for Lisa, by request.

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Actual King of Westeros Richard Carlisle - for Lisa, by request.

Iain Glen as Sir Richard Carlisle…

Q. I don’t want you to end up with your phone getting hacked, but is Richard Carlisle in any way supposed to be a gloss on a certain publishing baron of the modern day?

A. No, not specifically. I’ve read all these things, like Cora is supposed to be Mary Leiter. She isn’t really – she’s one of that genus, of which Mary Leiter is a famous example. And similarly, those press barons of the turn of the century, there were lots of them. And Carlisle is not modeled on any one of them in particular. It was just that they became a new type in London society.

Q. There would have been some justice to Mary ending up with Carlisle.

A. I think Mary and Carlisle were quite well-suited in some ways. But in the end he just wasn’t as nice as Matthew, really. And I think Lavinia was, in a way, a much sweeter person than Mary, and would have been a very loving and supportive wife. Whereas I think Mary is a much more prickly affair. He might have had an easier, if a more boring, time with Lavinia, and similarly, if Mary had married Carlisle, they would have really built something.

(How interesting…)

Although Sir Richard Carlisle, one-time fiance of Lady Mary, disappeared in series two of Downton Abbey, some think that she should have married him.

‘Exactly. Exactly!’ says Glen. ‘Julian Fellowes said quite sweetly he thinks they are quite suited to each other and would make a good couple. I agree. 

'They are both steely, forceful individuals who tend to get their own way. I think there would be the odd argument, but generally they would get on.’

Now that Mary is a merry widow, he could come back. ‘He might! I would love if that was to happen. There are different whispers, but you believe nothing until something either happens or it doesn’t.’ — Iain Glen: Daily.co.uk

I’m hoping Iain Glen does return to Downton!

Although Sir Richard Carlisle, one-time fiance of Lady Mary, disappeared in series two of Downton Abbey, some think that she should have married him.

‘Exactly. Exactly!’ says Glen. ‘Julian Fellowes said quite sweetly he thinks they are quite suited to each other and would make a good couple. I agree.

'They are both steely, forceful individuals who tend to get their own way. I think there would be the odd argument, but generally they would get on.’

Now that Mary is a merry widow, he could come back. ‘He might! I would love if that was to happen. There are different whispers, but you believe nothing until something either happens or it doesn’t.’ — Iain Glen: Daily.co.uk

I’m hoping Iain Glen does return to Downton!