Lesley Nicol on The Catch

Downton Abbey Vet Joins The Catch In 'Substantial' Recurring Role

Downton Abbey‘s lead chef is cooking up some intrigue for Shonda Rhimes.

Lesley Nicol, whose six-season stint as Downton‘s beloved Mrs Patmore ended in January with the show’s series finale, is joining ABC’s rookie drama The Catch, TVLine has learned.

The network confirmed Nicol’s casting, but declined to provide details on her character, except to say that the British actress would have a “substantial recurring role.” (We’d be remiss if we didn’t point out Nicol’s resemblance to leading lady Mireille Enos — perhaps she’s playing a relative?)

Nicol’s acting credits stateside include guest stints on Once Upon a Time, Supernatural, Shameless and Raising Hope.

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  1. cyrax86 says:

    The first season is just 10 episodes so isn’t it a sure thing that they have all episodes in the can by now? So casting didn’t really happen now, did it?

  2. Geo says:

    I sure hope she’s something that’ll liven up this show, because the last two episodes haven’t been very interesting at all. If they want “The Catch” to last they need to ramp up the tension and twists, because so far it feels like just a couple of lame procedurals clumsily grafted together rather than an exciting “cat and mouse” game like the ads promised.

  3. Larc says:

    I gave The Catch a try and couldn’t get interested at all. But I’ll try again once Lesley Nicol is on board.

  4. Bryan says:

    Wow, I was reading this article and then I realized I havent even watched the last episode. It’s just sitting here in my computer.