Downton Abbey’s Lesley Nicol joins Once Upon A Time Season 2

Once Upon A Time Season 2 signs up Downton Abbey’s Mrs Patmore in a guest role

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Lesley Nicol as Mrs Patmore in Once Upon A Time

Breaking news for fans of highly strung period drama, Downton Abbey‘s Lesley Nicol, who plays the cook Mrs Patmore in the ITV1 show, has signed up for a guest role in ABC’s Once Upon A Time.

According to TVLine, Nicol’s character will have a “special connection” to the Snow White family.

Prince Charming star Josh Dallas, tweeted, “As a huge #DowntonAbbey fan I’m very excited @lesley_nicol is coming to #OnceUponATime!”

Once Upon A Time Season 2 returns to ABC 6 January 2013. Season 1 is out now on DVD, buy it for £24.99 from