Jim Carter, A.K.A. Mr. Carson, Comes To Town

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Jim Carter, actor. (Jesse Costa / WBUR)
Jim Carter, actor. (Jesse Costa / WBUR)

Jim Carter, the British actor who plays Mr. Carson in "Downton Abbey," is in New England, performing as a magician and entertainer to raise money for disaster relief in Nepal.

He came to our studio, and we asked him more about his career and, of course, "Downton Abbey."


Jim Carter, actor, best known as Mr. Carson in "Downton Abbey."


Masterpiece Studio Podcast: Mr. Carson & Mrs. Hughes...The Honeymoon's Over

  • "Mr. Carson & Mrs. Hughes — Downton's butler and head housekeeper — have managed the downstairs staff for years. Now, they'll have to manage their newest, and perhaps most challenging roles yet: husband and wife. In this episode, actors Jim Carter (Mr. Carson) and Phyllis Logan (Mrs. Hughes) reflect on their characters' highly-anticipated romance, from the kiss (!) to life after the honeymoon."

Gothamist: Actor Jim Carter Talks Downton Abbey And Autumn Love For Mr. Carson

  • "Though his name may not be immediately familiar, if you've seen a movie or watched television sometime in the last 40 years, you've seen English actor Jim Carter. Now best known for his Emmy-nominated role as the unflappable butler Mr. Carson on Downton Abbey, his work in the Academy-award winning Shakespeare in Love and the original The Singing Detective series showcase his versatility, and then there's his work with the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company."

National Theatre: National Histories: Jim Carter And Imelda Staunton

  • "Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton reflect on the National Theatre, where they met whilst performing together in Richard Eyre's production of Guys and Dolls."

WandAid: Jim Carter, Star Of Downton Abbey, Hosting Nepal Fundraising Events In Portsmouth And Boston Area

  • "Jim is passionate about making a difference so linked up with Linda Cruse and together they started WandAid, whose proceeds go to The Linda Cruse Foundation.WandAid uses magic, music and entrepreneurs to bring joy and recovery to the ‘forgotten people’ at home and abroad. It aims to empower challenged communities impacted by natural disaster, political crisis and disadvantage so that children and families can rebuild their lives and livelihoods."

This segment aired on February 19, 2016.


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