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'Downton Abbey' star Lesley Nicol to guest on 'Raising Hope' -- EXCLUSIVE

Lesley Nicol

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If you’ve always enjoyed Mrs. Patmore’s comedic timing on Downton Abbey, you’ll like this news: Lesley Nicol is set to guest on an upcoming episode of Raising Hope. She’ll play Eleanor, Nana’s (Tippi Hedren) former maid, who comes back after major surgery to fulfill her contract. The episode, #419, will air later this spring.

Raising Hope airs Fridays at 9 p.m. on Fox.