Doncaster actor Thomas Howes of Downton Abbey fame has joined the cast of a new ITV drama.
The popular actor is busy filming scenes for Dark Angel in Hull.
Howes takes on the part of George Ward, one of Victorian Serial Killer Mary Ann Cotton’s husbands inn the forthcoming drama.
The Doncaster-born actor said: “I play one of the many husbands - I am not allowed to say whether he gets done.”
Cotton, who is believed to have claimed at least 21 victims including 11 of 13 of her own children, is being played by another Downton star Joanne Froggart, who played the part of Anna Bates in the series.
Filming is continuing in York and Saltburn later this week.
Dark Angel is directed by Emmy and Bafta award-winner Brian Percival, who has previously worked on Downton.
Thomas, who originally hails from Woodlands, launched his career at the Doncaster Little Theatre where he honed his acting skills.
He returned to the venue in 2013 for a one man show in which he spoke about his life and working alongside some of the biggest names from the acting world.