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Jim Carter stars as Santa in Greenpeace's Christmas campaign

December 2nd, 2013 3:10am EST
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Downton Abbey star Jim Carter is fronting a Greenpeace campaign ahead of the Christmas holidays by playing a dishevelled Santa Claus struggling to cope with climate change and oil drilling.

The Brit, who plays butler Carson on the hit TV show, has swapped his bow tie and tails for a Santa outfit in a new promo for the environmentalist organisation.

In the film, titled An Urgent Message From Santa, Carter's Claus attempts to deal with the North Pole melting and flooding, as well as power failures.

The actor hopes the stark message in the short film will encourage viewers to go green this ...

Downton Abbey stars to do battle at National Television Awards

September 17th, 2013 3:12am EDT
Downton Abbey
The cast of Downton Abbey will battle among themselves to land the Drama Performance prize at the U.K.'s National Television Awards next year (14).

Dame Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter and Hugh Bonneville are all nominated in the category, which has a 29 nominees.

They will be pitted against the likes of Max Irons (The White Queen), Jeremy Piven (Mr Selfridge), Damian Lewis (Homeland), and Matt Smith (Doctor Who).

Downton Abbey is also up for the Drama award along with a raft of other shows, including Homeland, Mr Selfridge, Luther, The Fall, Call The Midwife, Doctor Who and T...

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