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Downton Abbey actress Jessica Brown Findlay joins Hamlet production

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Image caption Jessica Brown Findlay has starred in Jamaica Inn and Misfits

Former Downton Abbey actress Jessica Brown Findlay is to appear in a new production of Hamlet.

The 26-year-old, who became well known as Lady Sybil Crawley, will play Ophelia in the production at the Almeida Theatre in London.

Sherlock actor Andrew Scott will play Hamlet in the 400-year-old Shakespeare play while Juliet Stevenson will play Hamlet's mother Gertrude.

Robert Icke will direct the production, which opens in February.

Brown Findlay has also previously appeared in Jamaica Inn, Misfits and The Outcast, with film credits including Winter's Tale and The Riot Club.

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