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"Downton Abbey" returns for its highly-anticipated Season 3 on PBS this Sunday and fans of Thomas Barrow will delight in knowing the servant is about to face some major drama, hinged around his sexuality.

"It's the series where we really get to grips with Thomas's sexuality and the impact that must have had on him, being gay in Edwardian times," actor Rob James-Collier, who plays the valet, told Out magazine, which features the British hunk on its newest cover.

"If you're including a gay character, there's an onus and responsibility to at least show what the impact of ...

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