Downton Abbey Black Role: First Black Character in Show

By Ryan Jeffries
Ryan Jeffries
Ryan Jeffries
May 1, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Downton Abbey black role: Executive Producer Garth Neame said that Gary Carr will perform a recurring role in the hit series.

Carr will play a character, Jack Ross, who is a jazz singer described as “a charming and charismatic” young man, according to Deadline.

The show’s fourth season is filming now in London

Carr, born in London in December 1996, has recently been part of the television series “Death in Paradise” and “Silent Witness,” as well as “Bluestone 42.”

It’s the first time a black character has been part of “Downton Abbey.”

The hit series follows a family and their servants in the years leading up to World War I.